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Janice Gauthier Weber University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

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?