The strengths of families from culture to culture, when compared to each other, are remarkably similar and give us common ground around the world upon which to unite and develop mutual understanding. Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World, provides a conceptual framework for global family strengths, discussing the diverse strengths and challenges that families face regardless of location. This book presents 43 expert authors from 18 countries in all seven major areas in the world who explain what it means to be a family in the context of their country and the challenges their country faces in the world today. Focusing on the latest studies of similarities between strong families of different cultures, Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World presents a wide variety of disciplines, including family studies, family education, family therapy, modern languages, psychology, social work, sociology, cultural anthropology, and nursing. This insightful text centers on the Family Strengths Perspective, a paradigm that not only recognizes that there are problems in families today, but demonstrates clearly how these can be dealt with successfully. This valuable resource provides case study examples, quotations from literature and cultural mythology, tables, figures, and extensive references to give readers an in-depth understanding of the issues from strengths-based perspectives. Topics in Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World include: an introduction into the Family Strengths Perspective the International Family Strengths Model the propositions of the Family Strengths Perspective how the Family Strengths Perspective fits with other conceptual frameworks families from a global perspective a conceptual framework for understanding global family strengths and challenges Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World is useful as a text in marriage and family relationships classes, cross-cultural family patterns classes, strengths-based practitioner training classes, and family therapy and family educator training classes. This valuable resource will also be of great interest to family educators, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and religious counselors.
Nurturing Families around the World: Building a Culture of Peace aims to offer insight and tools to initiate the healing approach so that the family finds a creative rebirth. Families these days are overwhelmed by the speed, nature, diversity and complexity involved in the process of globalization, in which a great majority of the world are becoming emotionally restricted. Families at many a times are unable to provide for the physical and emotional needs of their members, especially children, and this too at times when the need is greatest to help them cope with the demands of change. With contributions from experienced professionals and renowned specialists, this book uncovers the many illusions that hide the reality of the complex and rapid changes taking place in the world and its potential to wreck havoc on the families. It offers material for the creation of a new paradigm and rebirth of the family and of society. This change in the structure of the family can initiate change within a larger community, a creative rebirth of the entire social community, leading to a new kind of connectedness and mutual caring.
Learning how to get along with family not only strengthens the family and each members emotional security, it also provides individuals with valuable relationship-building tools and skills that will serve them well outside the familyin school and at work and throughout the larger web of lifes relationshipsfriends, classmates, teachers, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, romantic partners, and ones own children. Studies show that strong family relationships help teens stay away from drugs and alcohol. Strong bases also help them stay out of trouble with the authorities, such as police or school officials. For many teens, improved school performance is also a benefit of strong family relationships. There is no one secret to help you get along in complex relationships. There are, however, sensible tips to help you not only merely get along with family members, but build healthy, enriching, rewarding, and enduring relationships that will provide strength, support, and security throughout your life. This volume enables readers to pursue healthy relationships with these tips and serves as an essential guidebook to the most central and important relationships of your life. Readers are encouraged to be actively involved with the 10 Great Questions to Ask and Myths & Facts that are provided.
Combining both the theory and practice of strengths-based therapy, Elsie Jones-Smith introduces current and future practitioners to the modern approach of practice—presenting a model for treatment as well as demonstrations in clinical practice across a variety of settings. This highly effective form of therapy supports the idea that clients know best about what has worked and has not worked in their lives, helps them discover positive and effective solutions through their own experiences, and allows therapists to engage their clients in their own therapy. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive emotions, empowerment, and change, Strengths-Based Therapy helps readers understand how to get their clients engaged as active participants in treatment.
A fresh new e-book edition, focusing on the importance of collaboration between healthcare professionals and the community. The second e-book edition of Child, Youth and Family Health builds its focus on the importance of a collaborative partnership between healthcare professionals and members of the community. This approach is vital in supporting, maintaining and strengthening individual and community health across a range of contexts and life stages. Child, Youth and Family Health 2e e-book begins by discussing issues and challenges in child, youth and family health, before addressing contexts for nursing and midwifery, all of which helps readers apply theory to practice. This community healthcare textbook offers additional insight into the importance of the healthcare professional’s role when working with children, young people and their families, and looks at practical approaches such as program development, supporting family transitions and mental health promotion. There are three new chapters: ‘Communication with children, young people and families – a family strengths-based approach’, ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’ and 'Health promotion through early childhood' along with a range of clinical scenarios, research highlights, practice highlights and critical questions and reflections. Written by authors who are nurses, midwives, early childhood educators and academics, along with a respected team of contributors and editors, Child, Youth and Family Health 2e provides an engaging perspective on the fundamental challenges and issues affecting the health and wellness of infants, children, young people and their families in Australia and New Zealand. Clinical Scenarios integrated throughout to provide context for practice. Research highlights provide examples of the most recent research and evidence based practice. Practice highlights feature up-to-date examples of best practice, policies and procedures in Australia and New Zealand. Key Points summarise the main issues in each chapter. Critical questions and reflection feature at the end of each chapter as a tool for tutorials. Useful Resources provide weblinks for up-to-date data, statistics, organisations and programs. Extensive references provide for further reading and research. Chapter 5 ‘Communication with children, young people and families’ completely revised with a ‘family strengths’ approach. New Chapter 8 'Health promotion through early childhood'. New Chapter 9 ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’. Completely revised and updated with current statistics and data. Inclusion of contemporary public health policy. Inclusion of contemporary legislative and regulatory frameworks for health professionals.
This book examines the leadership family model as a key coaching and mentoring tool for the multiplication of healthy, strong families in the twenty-first century. This book introduces the leadership family model as a four-step process: individual male and female leadership, leadership couples, leadership families, mentor-coach other leadership families. In addition, this book highlights the third and fourth steps of the leadership family modelleadership families, mentoring-coaching leadership familiesby defining, explaining, and suggesting ways to coach and mentor families locally and globally. Primary and secondary research was used in this book as well as life experience. The results indicate there is evidence leadership families do exist, and the leadership family model should be considered as a viable coaching and mentoring tool for multiplying healthy, strong families in the twenty-first century. In addition, the results suggest families need a roadmap to health, strength, and growth. The leadership family model can provide that roadmap.
An international celebration of the work of Florence W. Kaslow! Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow celebrates the life and work of the distinguished family therapist with an international collection of essays that reflects the dynamic state of clinical practice, research, and theory. Professionals and practitioners from 15 countries honor Dr. Kaslow’s pioneering contributions to family therapy and family psychology by offering practical solutions to the real, everyday problems that affect today’s world. The essays are varied and extensive, incorporating cultural and social factors to explore new territory in family therapy through cutting-edge research, clinical cases, and theoretical developments. Family Therapy Around the World recognizes the profound influence of Dr. Kaslow, who was instrumental in the adoption of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy as the official journal of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA). The spirit of her work flows through the book’s essays, which represent the latest thinking and practice developments from clinicians, theoreticians, and researchers around the world. The book paints a clear portrait of the current state of family therapy across the globe, including contributions from Japan; the United Kingdom; Israel; India; Argentina; Russia; Sweden; Iceland; Yugoslavia; Italy; Australia; Norway; Chile; and the United States. Topics examined in Family Therapy Around the World include: salutogenic family therapy (Sweden) working with abusing families (United Kingdom) family life in an atmosphere of chronic stress and social transformation (Yugoslavia) adult children dealing with parental divorce (Italy) exploring culture in practice (United Kingdom and India) fathers who make a difference (Argentina) sex avoidance among young couples (Israel) working toward triadic communication with problematic families (Japan) and much more! For decades, Dr. Florence Kaslow has been an active practitioner, editor, author, teacher, and researcher. Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow represents a small sampling of the effect her work has had on the family therapy community across the globe.
New perspectives in interpreting contemporary family and reproductive - haviour of Mediterranean Europe 1. THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF FERTILITY AND THE FAMILY IN EUROPE The countries of southern Europe have begun to reduce conjugal fertility at a later date compared to most other nations in the west. This has been - plained by means of the category of delay: the backwardness of the pr- esses of accumulation and economic development being seen as the cause of the maintaining of the reproductive models of the past. Moreover, the inf- ence of the Catholic Church in Italy, Spain and Portugal is supposed to have delayed the processes of secularisation, rendering difficult the changes in mentality necessary for assuming modern patterns of reproductive behaviour not only for fertility, but also for the variables which are strictly linked to it, such as sexuality, contraception and abortion (Livi Bacci, 1977; Lesthaeghe and Wilson, 1986). 1. 1. The trends of very low fertility Now the panorama is very different. Since the mid-seventies, southern Europe has been washed by the tide of a lowest-low fertility (i. e. , TFR under 1. 5 for several a prolonged period, Billari et al. , 2003), which in some areas 1 has reached and maintained scarcely imaginable levels for years on end. Conversely, other areas of Europe, where fertility started to fall many d- ades earlier than in the regions of the sourth, have recovered or maintained considerably higher levels of fertility, often close to replacement level.
Focusing on family violence worldwide, Family Violence From a Global Perspective: A Strengths-Based Approach draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. This one-of-a-kind edited collection by Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, and Bob Moyer incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.
A simple, easy-to-read discussion by a social scientist about how core religious elements such as faith and hope, love and grace, parenthood of God, and forgiveness and reconciliation can help people create happy marriages and strong families. This book inspires hope that people can create successful marriages and shows them how to do it. It contains many stories, simple illustrations, and activities. Useful for preparing for marriage, marital growth, or solving marital problems. It can help people make the small changes that can make a big difference in marital success.
Does God have plans for your family beyond accumulating stuff in a large house in a nice suburb? How can moms and dads establish a home where God's presence blesses each relationship and biblical principles shape the future? Brief chapters written by popular radio personalities Dennis and Barbara Rainey -- such as "Pray with Your Mate," "Train Your Disciples," "Sink Your Roots," and "Give Your Children You" -- set out a clear, workable master plan for a dynamic, God-pleasing family. This and future titles in the series will deliver down-to-earth advice, encouraging stories, timely insights, and life-changing truths for leaving a godly family legacy.
This book presents the key findings of studies done under the ASEAN Phase III Population Project, Socio-Economic Consequences of the Ageing of the Population in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. It begins by outlining the demographic background to the ageing process in these countries and a projection of the situation of ageing into the future. It examines the profile of the aged and gives a brief overview of the living arrangements of the elderly, their employment, financial support, and health care, and the role played by their children in old age security. It then goes on to describe the services provided at the national and local levels by government and private agencies and gives an evaluation of the role and contribution of the aged in the community. The book ends with a discussion on the social and policy implications of ageing in each of the participating countries.
Following on from Ethics Education in the Military (eds. Paul Robinson, Nigel de Lee and Don Carrick: Ashgate 2008) which surveyed and critically analyzed the existing theory and practice of educating soldiers, sailors and airmen in the ethics of 'old fashioned' warfaring, this volume considers the extent to which such theory and practice is adequate to prepare members of the military to meet the more complex ethical challenges faced when engaging in irregular warfare in the 21st century. In recent years, events in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the requirement that Western military personnel, drawn from the armed forces of many different countries, should behave in an ethical manner at all times. The contributors to this volume come from various disciplinary backgrounds, several are serving or former military officers and most are actively engaged in ethics education. The volume advances theoretical understanding of different approaches to ethics education and provides practical conclusions.
Family counselor Dr. John Trent shares ten inspiring principles families need to weather the storms of life. His stories, personal reflections, and practical, biblical guidance will help you encourage and strengthen those who share your home and neighborhood. Discover strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow as you embrace the blessings and benefits of connecting with people you love and who love you. Book jacket.
In his trilogy of memoirs that includes Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, The Last Train North, and Watching Our Crops Come In, Clifton Taulbert introduced us to a host of relatives and friends--affectionately known as the porch people--who were an integral part of his upbringing in his native Glen Allan, Mississippi. Although these people were limited in financial resources, they were rich in love and wisdom and taught him lessons that proved to be invaluable. Using his own success as proof that by building strong communities, we build strong individuals, Taulbert revisits these elders and their lessons in Eight Habits of the Heart : Embracing the Values that Build Strong Families and Communities (Penguin Books; January 5, 1999; $9.95). Eight Habits of the Heart grew out of a commencement speech that Taulbert delivered in 1995 at the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois. Wanting to leave a lasting impression on America's future leaders, but not knowing exactly what to say, Taulbert illustrated the community building practices that he learned from Poppa Joe, Ma Ponk, Preacher Hurn, and others in his beloved Mississippi Delta. He realized that a lot of the good will that these people showed one another was habitual and was offered out of love and respect. And that if we all practiced those same acts of kindness-- habits of the heart--in our day-to-day lives, not only would we build a strong community for ourselves and future generations, but we would have the potential to build a strong nation.With rich and poignant personal stories, Clifton Taulbert illustrates each habit and shows readers how to embrace these values:Nurturing Attitude: "Unselfish caring, supportiveness, and a willingness to share time" despite hardships; the ability to give our children "the best of what has been provided to us." Dependability: "Being there for others through all the times of their lives, a steady influence that makes tomorrow a welcome event." Responsibility: "Showing and encouraging a personal commitment to each task." Friendship: The ability to bind together and "take pleasure in each other's company." Listening, laughing, and sharing good times and bad. Brotherhood: Reaching beyond comfortable relationships "to extend a welcome to those who may be different from yourself." High Expectations: "Believing that others can be successful, telling them so, and praising their accomplishments." Courage: "Standing up and doing the right thing, speaking out on behalf of others, and making a commitment to excellence in the face of adversity or the absence of support."Hope: "Believing in tomorrow--because you have learned to see with your heart." Taulbert also includes a series of "Exercises for Reflection" that can be used by families, businesses, schools, worship groups, reading clubs, and others to help motivate the building of stronger relationships and communities. His voice shines through as a refreshing guide to the spiritual core we as a society seem always to be seeking.