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Individual and Family Stress and Crises
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Individual and Family Stress and Crises


Courses:
Family Therapy

December 2010 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The first comprehensive text on stress and crisis management specifically tailored to courses focusing on the family

Organized by stress model, this book helps readers understand the relationships among models, research, crisis prevention, and crisis management with individuals and families. Providing a balance of theory, research, hands-on applications, and intervention strategies, this innovative text presents a comprehensive overview of the field.

Intended Audience

Individual and Family Stress and Crises is ideal as a core text for upper division undergraduate and graduate students in courses such as Family Crisis, Family Stress & Coping, and Dysfunctions in Marriage & Family.


 
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

Haven't had the time to read this book.

Mrs Ericka Davis
Child Care Development Dept, Hinds Community College - Jackson
June 27, 2011
Key features

Key Features:

  • Chapter-opening vignettes and a case study used to illustrate each stress model engages students and helps them learn to apply stress theory to crisis management.
  • A wide range of models of stress theory are covered, including such recent models as the Contextual Model of Family Stress.
  • Exercises in every chapter make the learning process personal, help students discover the excitement of studying theory, and equip them with powerful tools they can use long after the class ends.
  • Tables and figures in every chapter summarize key content, compare stress models, and help visual learners see relationship among variables allowing them to better understand the material.

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