American Families in Crisis: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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An urgent, authoritative resource, American Families in Crisis spans the full spectrum of events and conditions that endanger families, offering the latest research and insights while evaluating current strategies and techniques for dealing with challenging family behaviors.

The handbook begins by analyzing the history of family crises in the United States, then looks at how to identify, prevent, and respond to specific problems--everything from marital strife, teen runaways, and unemployment to school shootings, natural disasters, problems created by the Internet, and extended military deployment. The coverage is backed by hundreds of current key reference sources, plus chapters on notable contributors to the field, important data and documents, and resources for further information.

About the Author


Jeffrey S. Turner is a professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Mitchell College, New London, CT. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Dating and Sexuality in America and Families in America.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781598841640
ISBN-10: 1598841645
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 307
Language: English
Series: Contemporary World Issues (Hardcover)