Find and share professional documents—from curricula to articles to presentations. Our Professional Resource Library is a great way for NCFR members and active Certified Family Life Educators to pool knowledge on a wide variety of family topics.
In this clip from her NCFR 2013 annual conference special session, Dr. Pauline Boss discusses "finding meaning" as an important step in coping with ambiguous loss.
By telling the story of a teacher in Fukushima who asked her how to help his students deal with their losses when he had so much grief himself, Dr. Boss gives context to the importance of finding meaning and having control over something when so much is uncontrollable.
When it comes to grief and bereavement in this age of evidence-based practice, what helps and heals? What can the behavioral sciences and common sense teach us? We have only to look at our shared human history, in folklore and primordial legend, for clues.
Every so often, along comes a book, or in this care a series of small books, that is so well-written, so clear, so well laid out and practical that I cannot help but hope that physicians, PA’s, nurses, geriatric care managers, social workers, hospital discharge planners and just plain members of the general public will offer them as a gift to families caring for older adults or anyone living at home needing care from family members.
by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
Many professionals including teachers, clinicians, and medical practitioners are uncomfortable witnessing pain and sorrow, but we must be able to tolerate a family’s suffering if we are to be of any help.
With this excellent book, Weber has filled a void in the field of family science. This is essentially a rich, dense and very well-done textbook examining preventive methods for family and individual stress or crisis situations.
Children’s Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping was prepared as a resource for caregivers “who seek to help children as they attempt to cope with death-related issues.” The comprehensive nature of this excellent work is evident in the selection and content of the twenty-two chapters, sorted by salient themes.
Deeply affected by the loss of both my parents through illness when I was a young mom, I became increasingly interested in hospice care and the powerful effectiveness of this comprehensive approach for assisting dying patients and their families during irreplaceable, precious last days together on earth.
by Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University
Although intimate partner violence occurs among all age groups, younger couples are more at risk. Since military populations are much younger than the general U.S. population family therapists who work with military couples are likely to encounter this issue. This article highlights some prevalent cultural assumptions or myths that might get in the way of providing effective, culturally sensitive family therapy to service members or their families experiencing IPV.