Divorce and New Beginnings

Author: Genevieve Clapp
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471326489
Format: PDF, ePub
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A timely revision of a compassionate guide to the practical and emotional aspects of divorce The first edition of Divorce and New Beginnings helped countless men and women emerge from ruptured relationships and build new lives. Enriched with new insights uncovered by researchers and in the author's work with over 2,000 families, this sensitive guidebook provides a wealth of proven coping skills to help you weather the difficult times and eventually build new beginnings--for yourself and, if you have them, your children. Genevieve Clapp is with you every step of the way as you deal with and recover from your divorce, addressing your daily problems and long-term concerns with a real-world practicality. Utilizing numerous case studies and coping tools, Clapp provides you with a road map of what lies ahead, including tips on navigating problematic situations such as choosing a lawyer and dealing with anger and anxiety. Geared directly to your specific needs, Divorce and New Beginnings will help you nurture healthy, committed relationships and successful stepfamilies, protect your children, and build a rewarding new life. * Includes updated information on co-parenting and new romantic relationships * Offers hundreds of practical suggestions and effective coping strategies based on the findings and collective insights of experts * Features a strong focus on children and divorce, with a step-by-step guide on fostering their long-term adjustment

Family Disintegration

Author: Anton Purcell
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590330364
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The contemporary family is being distracted, disturbed and distraught by societal pressures from every direction. The nuclear family concept, believed crucial to child rearing, is becoming passe according to census data. Or has the wave of disruption to families crested? It is hoped that this bibliography will serve as a useful tool to researchers seeking further information on families and the pressures being exerted upon them in the 21st century.

Normal Family Processes Fourth Edition

Author: Froma Walsh
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462525482
Format: PDF
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Widely adopted, this valued course text and practitioner guide has expanded the understanding of family normality and healthy functioning in our increasingly diverse society. The editor and contributors are at the forefront of research and clinical training. They describe the challenges facing contemporary families and ways in which clinicians can promote resilience. With consideration of sociocultural and developmental influences, chapters identify key family processes that nurture and sustain strong bonds in couples; dual-earner, divorced, single-parent, remarried, adoptive, and kinship care families; gay and lesbian families; culturally diverse families; and those coping with adversity, such as trauma,ÿ poverty, and chronic illness.ÿNew to This Edition*Reflects important research advances and the changing contexts of family life.*Additional chapter topics: kinship care, family rituals, evidence-based assessment, and neurobiology.*All chapters have been fully updated.

Normal Family Processes

Author: Froma Walsh
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462502555
Format: PDF, ePub
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Widely adopted, this valued course text and practitioner guide has expanded our understanding of the diversity and complexity of "normal" families today. Froma Walsh and her contributing authors are at the forefront of family systems research and clinical training. They describe the challenges facing contemporary families and ways in which clinicians can promote well-being and resilience. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect important research advances and the changing contexts of family life, the fourth edition covers new topics including evidence-based assessment, neurobiology, kinship care, and family rituals. The introductory section by Walsh surveys emerging trends in family life; critically examines views of family normality, health, and dysfunction; and provides a strengths-based framework for clinical practice. Subsequent sections present cutting-edge research on varied family structures and sociocultural and developmental contexts, highlighting implications for assessment and intervention. The book identifies processes that nurture and sustain strong bonds in couples; dual-earner, divorced, single-parent, and remarried families; gay and lesbian families; and adoptive and kinship care families. It discusses how families are influenced by social and economic constraints, changing gender norms, immigration experiences, and spirituality. It examines the multigenerational family life cycle and describes key family processes for coping and resilience, with attention to the normative strains of childrearing as well as major stressors such as trauma, loss, and chronic illness or disability. Rounding out the volume, the final section reviews the state of the science of family assessment and probes genetic and neurobiological interactions with family processes. Shifting the focus from how families fail to how they can succeed, this book is essential reading for therapists and counselors, as well as instructors and graduate students in family therapy, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, and related fields. It is a uniquely informative and authoritative text for graduate-level courses.

Does Wednesday Mean Mom s House or Dad s Parenting Together While Living Apart

Author: Marc J. Ackerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470257203
Format: PDF
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Thorough in coverage and updated with topics that affect today's families, Does Wednesday Mean Mom's House or Dad's?, Second Edition helps you keep your children in the number-one, priority spot before, during, and after your divorce. Nonjudgmental in tone, the new edition will show you how to put your kids' best interests first as you work with your spouse to parent together while living apart.

The Divorce Organizer Planner

Author: Brette Sember
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071429610
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This one-of-a-kind workbook streamlines the divorce process This completely unique guide helps anyone —even someone enduring a not-so-easy split—create a complete, accessible record of absolutely everything needed to confidently tackle, organize, and prepare for the legal, emotional, and financial aspects of divorce. Family attorney Brette McWhorter Sember’s The Divorce Planner & Organizer includes: Suggestions for selecting an attorney and getting the most legal help for the dollar Tips on how to gather and organize information for easy access during legal proceedings Advice on required documentation for homes, cars, investments, bank accounts, debts, insurance, and household expenses A tracker to record alimony, child support payments, and children’s medical, educational, and athletic expenses A personal property inventory and wish list, a budget form, and fill-in contact information lists

Your Child s Divorce

Author: Marsha Temlock
Publisher: Rebuilding Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When an adult child's marriage ends, lots of folks are hurt. The divorcing couple, of course, and their children. Until now, however, little attention has been paid to the parents of the divorcees. Temlock's examination of this sensitive topic offers parents a friendly guidebook packed with helpful information and suggestions from parents who've "been there." Her five-stage model of the divorce process for parents (Accepting the News, Rescuing Your Child, Responding to Changes, Stabilizing the Family, Refocusing and Rebuilding) will help readers stay grounded through the emotional upheavals they'll share with their children and grandchildren. This practical manual puts an arm around the shoulder of parents of divorcing adults and supports them through the difficult days of the divorce process and its aftermath.

Blended Families

Author: Stefan Kiesbye
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN:
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Discusses the experiences of individuals in blended families in the United States, including the views of both children and parents in blended families, and how they help form a new understanding of a family unit.

The Women s Desk Reference

Author: Irene M. Franck
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information on legal issues, medical techniques and treatment, women's organizations, nutrition, employment, childbirth, health care, and other topics

Psychology Made Easy

Author: Chuck Tilton Falcon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780962825415
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A very simple, practical guide for the general public for overcoming every common personal problem. National Mental Health Association: "a good reference book ... easy-to-read ... like reading a self-help medical guide." Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy: "highly recommended ... of immense benefit to the American public ... with utmost sensitivity & know-how" Keep psychology's best counseling information at your fingertips & save yourself & your loved ones thousands of dollars in psychotherapy expenses. The book covers happiness, love, communication skills, problem solving, stress, loneliness, shyness, flirting, dating, date rape, deciding if a relationship is good for you or not, assertiveness, job hunting, workplace sexual harassment, sexual problems, pregnancy decisions, things to consider before getting married, marriage, marital problems, raising children, divorce, middle age, old age, death, suicide, grief, depression, anger, anxiety, worry, fear, phobia, addictions, guilt, self-esteem, insomnia, nervous habits, obesity, abuse, anorexia, bulimia, getting over the past & choosing & working with a counselor. This book is a bargain compared to one session of counseling, packed with useful ideas from cover-to-cover & bound Smyth-sewn to open flat & to survive frequent use. Nationwide author tour. Newly acquired by three book clubs: behavioral Science Book Service, Nurses Bookclub, & Executive Program.