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A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that focuses on how families operate in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. Families as They Really Are goes to the heart of the family values debate by reframing the question about families from “Are they breaking down?” to “Where are they going, how, and why?”
Mathematica Policy Research provides a snapshot of some of its 2013 research results, including on early childhood Head Start programs and the economic well-being of LGBT youth aging out of foster care.
In this clip from his NCFR 2013 annual conference plenary session, Dr. Stephen Russell, distinguished professor, University of Arizona, discusses current research on biased-motivated bullying and the impact that it has on child well-being.
Global Families provides family scholars with a methodical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of globalization. Global Families then examines the ways in which globalization impinges on families throughout the world in four major areas: demographic transitions, world-wide culture, international violence, and transnational employment. The book concludes with a discussion of supra-national policies and other efforts to position families in this global landscape.
by Christi R. McGeorge, Ph.D., and Tom Stone Carlson, Ph.D., North Dakota State University
There is a growing awareness in the field of family therapy for the need for therapists to prepare themselves to provide competent therapy services to lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) clients. This article will focus on the skills and practices associated with LGB affirmative therapy.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I have a dream" speech. You can watch his entire speech below in honor of the occasion.
In this video, Anne Sullivan — arguably the world's greatest teacher — explains how she and Helen Keller — arguably the world's greatest student — worked to build Keller's ability to speak, though Keller was both blind and deaf. The last line is particularly poignant.
by James M. Raymo, Ph.D. professor of sociology, director, Center for Demography and Ecology, and director, Concentration in Analysis and Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison
In Japan, marriage is changing in fundamental ways. People are marrying later than ever and the average age of first marriage in Japan is now among the highest in the world. It is also clear that a substantial proportion of Japanese adults will never marry, which is a huge change in a society where, until relatively recently, marriage was nearly universal.
Reviewed by Richard Glotzer, CFLE, professor at the University of Akron
Charles Murray’s Coming Apart is an interesting and thoughtful book. Moreover the subject, the migration of white upper middle class families and white working class families to opposite ends of civil society over the last half-century in income, education, marital and family stability, and societal participation, is an important one.