Cathryne L. Schmitz (PhD, the Ohio State University; MSW, University of Washington) is professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Her teaching focuses on children/families, community-based practice, diversity, and poverty. She spent many years in practice with families and children and has a rich history of experience with single-parent families. Her understanding of the issues is enriched through her own enjoyable experience as the single parent of two grown, successful, happy adults. Professor Schmitz continues an active commitment to and involvement with a diverse range of vulnerable children and families. Susan Steiger Tebb (PhD, University of Kansas; MSW, Wayne State University) is dean of the School of Social Service at Saint Louis University and has centered her research interests around family caregiving. She has been a social worker for over twenty-five years working with many diverse family configurations in adoptions, medical social work, court mediation, and caregiving situations.