Individual and Family Stress and Crises

Individual and Family Stress and Crises

By: Janice G. Weber (author)Paperback

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This is the first comprehensive authored text on stress and crisis management specifically tailored to courses focusing on the family. The book provides readers with an excellent balance of theory/research and hands-on applicatons and intervention strategies at a level that should appeal well to both undergraduates and master's candidates. Instructors of this course normally find they must supplement their core text in one way or another, e.g., to provide a family focus to a text on crisis management in general, to provide specific applications and intervention strategies to books that focus more on theory and research, or to augment a single perspective or theoretical orientation with additional perspectives. Weber provides it all within the covers of a single book.

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Janice G. Weber, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS is an Associate Professor in the Child and Family Studies Program, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. At the university, she developed and taught for over 20 years a course entitled Families in Crisis. She has published in the area of family life education including encyclopedia articles on stress and crisis in families titled Family Crises (ABC-Clio, 2003) and Stress Management Theories and Techniques in Families (Sage, in press), as well as pedagogical materials, Analyzing a Personal Crisis (National Council on Family Relations, 1993). In addition, Dr. Weber has done numerous presentations on issues related to stress and crisis for both professional and lay audiences such as War Hits Home: How to Talk to Children; Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy; Effects of Events of September 11, 2001 on College Students; Comparative Analysis of Bereavement Outcomes in Young Widowed and Divorced Women; Violence against Teachers: High School Teachers' Fears of, Experiences with, and Perceptions of Prevention; Passages: Life, Loss, and Changes; Crisis Prevention and Management; Lens on Teaching Individual and Family Stress Theory and Crisis Intervention; Get Organized: Be CALM and RELAXED; Talking to Children about War and Disasters; Making Sense of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: The Context of Disaster; De-stressing Your Family; and Ambiguous Loss in Staff, Children, and Ourselves: What is It and what Can We Do about It?


PART I: HISTORY AND DEFINITION OF STRESS THEORY 1. History of Stress Theory 2. Definitions PART II: INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY STRESS MODELS 3. The Profile of Trouble, the Truncated Roller Coaster Profile of Adjustment, and the Family Ecosystemic Model of Stress 4. The ABCX Formula and the Double ABCX Model 5. The Natural History of Individual Reactions to Disaster, the Components of an Emotional Crisis, the Four Phases of Crisis Development, and the Crisis Paradigm 6. The Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response Model 7. The Typology Model of Family Adjustment and Adaptation 8. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment, and Adaptation 9. The Family Distress Model and the Contextual Model of Family Stress PART III: FLUENCY OF STRESS THEORY APPLIED TO FORMAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT 10. The History of Formal Crisis Management 11. The Practice of Formal Crisis Management About the Authior

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412936910
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781412936910
  • weight: 463
  • ISBN10: 1412936918

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