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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.
Enseñamos la alfabetización a los niños bien antes de empezar la escuela. Esto ocurre en casa cuando cantamos una nana, respondemos al balbuceo de un bebé, rezamos con nuestros hijos antes de ir a la cama, leemos una receta de cocina, o cuando enviamos un mensaje e-mail al abuelito. Con estas actividades comunes, los niños aprenden lenguaje, vocabulario, y la escritura. Estos conocimientos son la fundación de la lectura. Y la lectura es la fundación del éxito escolar.
Que sean padres de familia o profesionales que trabajan con familias, este webinar les explicará como el ambiente familiar influye sobre la alfabetización temprana. La presentadora es Angèle Sancho Passe, experta en educación temprana y autora de varios libros.
In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s take a look at the lives of women circa 1941. This video summarizes the industrial contributions women made to the war effort during World War II. The commentary was written by Eleanor Roosevelt and narrated by Katherine Hepburn.
"In the Congo, there are not victims. There are survivors. In her talk, 'Daring to Make a Difference for DR Congo,' NCFR member Dr. Lee Ann De Reus conveys the resilience and hope of Congolese women and girls while illuminating the complexities of sexualized violence and issues an inspiring call for all to serve as witness, messenger and advocate.
Lee Ann De Reus is an Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Women Studies at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona and the co-founder of Panzi Foundation USA. As a scholar activist, she travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors, and inform her advocacy work in the U.S. She is the co-founder/director of several non-profits and groups including Panzi Hospital Foundation USA in support of Panzi Hospital, Beza."
by Yan Ruth Xia, email@example.com; Rich Bischoff, John DeFrain, Marjorie Kostelnik, and Cody Hollist, on behalf of the working team of the Global Consortium for International Family Studies
Currently, the most common way to develop global competence is through experiential learning abroad, but this requires financial means that put these experiences out of reach for most students. Nevertheless, global competence is needed by all family professionals. To address this problem, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, in collaboration with other universities in Australia, India, China, and Greece, have developed the Global Consortium for the International Family Studies, whose mission is to advance family studies worldwide through education, research, and international engagement.