|Proven successful and effective with students and practitioners through two editions, Families and Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions, Third Edition presents the vast literature that has emerged in recent years, focusing on how families respond to various transitions and stressful life events. Readers will find this edition more applied, with additional examples and explicit intervention suggestions and strategies. The volume editors and contributing authors to this updated bestseller include highly respected scholars. Each scholar represents a particular area of expertise providing readers with an interdisciplinary approach to family studies.
- Enhanced for classroom use. Chapters open with brief introductions, include intervention suggestions, and close with web resources and references.
- Increased emphasis on resiliency.
- Added content. Three new chapters on external disasters, everyday hassles, and interventions conclude the book.
- Revised and updated throughout. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and a new chapter on relationship stress modifies chapter two from the previous edition emphasizing a more applied focus looking at intimate relationships both within and outside of marriage.
Families and Change, Third Edition is an essential text for upper-division undergraduate and master's students in departments of Human Development & Family Studies, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Sociology & Social Work. McKenrys text is also a valuable tool for professionals and practitioners who work with families across the disciplinary boundaries of family therapy, family psychology, social work, family life education, and nursing.