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Title Troubled relationships / edited by Elam W. Nunnally, Catherine S. Chilman, Fred M. Cox
Published Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1988]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.820973 TRO-N  3  AVAILABLE
Description 288 pages ; 23 cm
Series Families in trouble series ; v. 3
Families in trouble series ; v. 3
Contents Machine derived contents note: Marriages Under Stress - Candyce S Russell -- A Research Perspective -- Couple Therapy with One Person or Two - Insoo K Berg -- Children of Divorce - Judith S Wallerstein -- The Dilemma of a Decade -- Treating Issues Related to Separation and Divorce - Douglas H Sprenkle -- Troubled Relationships between Parents and Children - Catherine S Chilman -- The Treatment of Disturbed Parent-Child Relationships - Eve Lipchik -- Violence in American Families - Murray A Straus and Richard J Gelles -- How Much Is There and Why Does It Occur? -- Strategic Rapid Intervention in Wife Beating - J Scott Fraser -- Understanding the Families of Children in Foster Residential Care - James K Whittaker and Anthony N Maluccio -- Helping the Biological Families of Children in Out-of-Home Placement - Anthony N Maluccio and James K Whittaker -- Public Policies and Families - Catherine S Chilman -- Family Law Policies and Programs - Margaret J Nichols -- Too Little, Too Late?
Summary From economic hardship to emotional stress, from family violence to divorce, the family unit today may face nearly unbearable pressures -- pressures that threaten its survival as a social institution. How pervasive is stress within the family unit? Can disturbed relationships be re-adjusted and, if so, what treatment modes are available? Answering these and other significant questions associated with family dysfunction, the contributors to this volume explore such issues as the need for developing appropriate intervention theory for children of divorce; the Brief Family Therapy model for troubled parent/child relationships; problems facing families when children are placed in foster or residential care facilities; and strategic rapid intervention for wife battering. Legal policies are also discussed, emphasizing the need for social scientists to assist courts in making custody determinations, and the need for developing treatment plans for juvenile delinquents, batterers and child abusers
Analysis United States Welfare work with families
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 251-279
Subject Chronically ill -- Counseling of -- United States.
Chronically ill -- United States.
Family counseling -- United States.
Dysfunctional families -- Government policy -- United States.
Dysfunctional families -- United States.
Family policy -- United States.
Family social work -- United States.
Family Therapy.
Interpersonal Relations.
Parent-Child Relations.
Public Policy.
United States.
Author Chilman, Catherine S.
Cox, Fred M.
Nunnally, Elam W.
LC no. 88006539
ISBN 0803927010
0803927029 (paperback)