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  • Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening

    A Professional Guide for Evaluations

    By James L. Dickerson, Mardi Allen

    Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. The educational system that certifies thousands of social workers each year does not understand the specialized training…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • The Adolescent in the Family

    By Patricia Noller, Victor Callan

    Adolescence can be a difficult time for all concerned. Issues such as high youth unemployment, sexual behaviour and drug abuse have made it a matter of great concern for the community at large, whether as parents, politicians or those working with adolescents in education and welfare. In addition,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence

  • A Therapist's Guide to Child Development

    The Extraordinarily Normal Years

    Edited by Dee C. Ray

    A Therapist's Guide to Child Development gives therapists and counselors the basics they need to understand their clients in the context of development and to explain development to parents. The chapters take the reader through the various physical, social, and identity developments occurring at…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05

  • Contemporary Parenting

    A Global Perspective

    Edited by Guerda Nicolas, Anabel Bejarano, Debbiesiu L. Lee

    Through a global, multidisciplinary perspective, this book describes how four factors influence parenting practices: a countries historical and political background, the parent’s educational history, the economy and the parent’s financial standing, and advances in technology. Case studies that…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08

  • Reflective Parenting

    A Guide to Understanding What's Going on in Your Child's Mind

    By Alistair Cooper, Sheila Redfern

    Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your child’s mind? This engaging book shows how reflective parenting can help you understand your children, manage their behaviour and build your relationship and connection with them. It is filled with practical advice showing how recent developments in…

    Paperback – 2015-09-18

  • Raising Parents

    Attachment, Representation, and Treatment, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia M. Crittenden

    Helping troubled parents to raise their children adequately is of crucial importance for parents, their children and society at large. Distressed parents have themselves often been endangered and, as a consequence, sometimes endanger their children either through maltreatment or through the effects…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27

  • Serving Military Families

    Theories, Research, and Application, 2nd Edition

    By Karen Rose Blaisure, Tara Saathoff-Wells, Angela Pereira, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Amy Laura Dombro

    This text introduces readers to the unique culture of military families, their resilience, and the challenges of military life. Personal stories from nearly 70 active duty, reservists, veterans, and their families from all branches and ranks of the military bring their experiences to life. A review…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20
    Textbooks in Family Studies

  • Evidence-based Parenting Education

    A Global Perspective

    Edited by James J. Ponzetti, Jr.

    This is the first book to provide a multidisciplinary, critical, and global overview of evidence-based parenting education (PEd) programs. Readers are introduced to the best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating effective PEd programs in order to teach clients how to be effective…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
    Textbooks in Family Studies

  • Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

    Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood

    By Karen Kleiman, Amy Wenzel

    What if I drop my baby when I go down the steps? What if I burn the baby in the bathtub? Thoughts like these can be frightening to new mothers, but are a common symptom pregnant and postpartum women can experience. Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts addresses the nature of these…

    Paperback – 2015-08-07

  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvement

    Edited by Randal D. Day, Michael E. Lamb

    After decades of focusing on the mother's role in parenting, family studies researchers have turned their attention to the role of the father in parenting and family development. The results shed new light on childhood development and question conventional wisdom by showing that beyond providing…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08

  • Parenting After the Death of a Child

    A Practitioner's Guide

    By Jennifer L. Buckle, Stephen J. Fleming

    The death of a child has a tremendous and overwhelming impact on parents and siblings, completely altering the psychological landscape of the family. In the aftermath of such a tragedy, parents face the challenge of not only dealing with their own grief, but also that of their surviving children.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23

  • Engaging Children in Family Therapy

    Creative Approaches to Integrating Theory and Research in Clinical Practice

    Edited by Catherine Ford Sori

    A common question at the initial meeting of a family therapist and a new client(s) is often whether or not to include a child or children in the counseling sessions. The inclusion of a child in the family therapy process often changes the dynamic between client and therapist -- and between the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23

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