Diverse Pathways to Parenthood Book

Diverse Pathways to Parenthood


  • Author : Damien Riggs
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128162903

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Diverse Pathways to Parenthood Excerpt :

Diverse Pathways to Parenthood: From Narratives to Practice is a timely contribution to the study of reproduction and parenthood. Drawing on a wide breadth of projects, this book covers topics such as first time parents, donor conception, pregnancy loss, surrogacy, lesbian, gay and/or transgender parenting, fostering and adoption, grandparenting, and human/animal kinship. By presenting individual narratives focused on reproduction and parenthood, this book successfully translates empirical research into practical, applied outcomes that will be of use for all those working in the fields of reproduction and parenthood. Including recommendations for fertility specialists, educators, child protection agencies, reproductive counselors, and policy makers, Diverse Pathways to Parenthood: From Narratives to Practice is a vital new resource that will help guide practice into the future. As a contribution to the field of critical kinship studies, this book heralds new directions for the study of kinship, by revisiting as well as reimagining how we think about, research, and respond to a diversity of kinship forms. Includes over 70 narratives representative of hundreds of interviews collected as a part of 15 research projects undertaken over the past decade Supported by a companion website that provides further materials and information: www.diversepathways.com Translates critical kinship studies theory into applied tools for practice in the fields of reproduction and parenthood

What is Parenthood  Book

What is Parenthood


  • Author : Linda C. McClain
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814759424

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What is Parenthood Excerpt :

Extraordinary changes in patterns of family life—and family law—have dramatically altered the boundaries of parenthood and opened up numerous questions and debates. What is parenthood and why does it matter? How should society define, regulate, and support it? Is parenthood separable from marriage—or couplehood—when society seeks to foster children’s well-being? What is the better model of parenthood from the perspective of child outcomes? Intense disagreements over the definition and future of marriage often rest upon conflicting convictions about parenthood. What Is Parenthood? asks bold and direct questions about parenthood in contemporary society, and it brings together a stellar interdisciplinary group of scholars with widely varying perspectives to investigate them. Editors Linda C. McClain and Daniel Cere facilitate a dynamic conversation between scholars from several disciplines about competing models of parenthood and a sweeping array of topics, including single parenthood, adoption, donor-created families, gay and lesbian parents, transnational parenthood, parent-child attachment, and gender difference and parenthood.

Close Relations Book

Close Relations


  • Author : Helena Wahlström Henriksson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811607929

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Close Relations Excerpt :

This book speaks to the meanings and values that inhere in close relations, focusing on ‘family’ and ‘kinship’ but also looking beyond these categories. Multifaceted, diverse and subject to constant debate, close relations are ubiquitous in human lives on embodied as well as symbolic levels. Closely related to processes of power, legibility and recognition, close relations are surrounded by boundaries that both constrain and enable their practical, symbolical and legal formation. Carefully contextualising close relations in relation to different national contexts, but also in relation to gender, sexuality, race, religion and dis/ability, the volume points to the importance of and variations in how close relations are lived, understood and negotiated. Grounded in a number of academic areas and disciplines, ranging from legal studies, sociology and social work to literary studies and ethnology, this volume also highlights the value of using inter- and multidisciplinary scholarly approaches in research about close relations. Chapter 11 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication Book

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication


  • Author : Anita L. Vangelisti
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000513431

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The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication Excerpt :

This third edition again brings together interdisciplinary contributions to provide a comprehensive and multifaceted resource that reflects the breadth and depth of research on family communication and family relationships. Chapters continue to address theoretical and methodological issues influencing current conceptions of family and cover communication occurring in a variety of family forms and across social, cultural, and physical contexts. This third edition includes key updates, such as: The use and influence of social media and technology in families Parenting and communication in culturally and structurally diverse families Communication and physical health of family members Managing personal information about difficult topics in families The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on family members This handbook is ideal for students and researchers interested in interpersonal and family communication, relationships, and family therapy within the disciplines of communication, social psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, and family studies.

Parenting and Couple Relationships Among LGBTQ  People in Diverse Contexts Book

Parenting and Couple Relationships Among LGBTQ People in Diverse Contexts


  • Author : Normanda Araujo de Morais
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030841898

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Parenting and Couple Relationships Among LGBTQ People in Diverse Contexts Excerpt :

This book analyzes how the increasing number of same-sex couples is changing the traditional concepts of family and parenthood, and how these changes affect the psychological studies of family, couple relationships and human development. The majority of chapters included in this contributed volume present results of research conducted with LGBTQ+ people in Brazil, a country where same-sex couples have been recognized by the national legislation since 2011, but is currently facing a conservative wave which threatens much of the victories gained by the LGBTQ+ movement in recent years. That’s why this book aims to provide both updated theoretical and methodological contributions as well as ethically and political engaged reflections to the field of psychological studies of LGBTQ+ parenting and couple relationships. Chapters in this volume analyze different aspects of LGBTQ+ parenting and couple relationships, such as changes in the concept of family; the role of the family of origin in the coming out process of young adults; risk and protective factors in couple relationships between lesbians and gay men; vulnerabilities experienced by trans couples during the COVID-19 pandemic; how lesbians, gays, trans and non-binaries are approaching parenting and raising their families; factors that shape the reproductive decisions of LGBTQ+ individuals; adoption and coparenting in families composed of gay and lesbian couples, among other topics. Parenting and Couple Relationships Among LGBTQ+ People in Diverse Contexts will be of interest to social, developmental and family psychologists and social workers researching and working with same-sex couples and families, and with the LGBTQ+ population in general.

Paths to Parenthood Book

Paths to Parenthood


  • Author : Renata Kokanović
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811301438

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Paths to Parenthood Excerpt :

This interdisciplinary book explores the affective dimensions of becoming a parent, traversing the life-cycle journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. Bringing together researchers from sociology, history, feminist studies, cultural studies, general medicine, and psychiatry, Paths to Parenthood analyses rich narratives that represent a diverse cross-section of parents, including migrants, same-sex couples, and single parents.

Empowering Family Teacher Partnerships  Building Connections Within Diverse Communities Book

Empowering Family Teacher Partnerships Building Connections Within Diverse Communities


  • Author : Mick Coleman
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412992329

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Empowering Family Teacher Partnerships Building Connections Within Diverse Communities Excerpt :

Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities by Thomas M. Coleman prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. The author takes a student-centered approach to delivering substantive information and framing activities. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.

Lone Parenthood in the Life Course Book

Lone Parenthood in the Life Course


  • Author : Laura Bernardi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319632957

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Lone Parenthood in the Life Course Excerpt :

Lone parenthood is an increasing reality in the 21st century, reinforced by the diffusion of divorce and separation. This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI century from a life course perspective. The contributions included in this volume examine the dynamics of lone parenthood in the life course and explore the trajectories of lone parents in terms of income, poverty, labour, market behaviour, wellbeing, and health. Throughout, comparative analyses of data from countries as France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, and Australia help portray how lone parenthood varies between regions, cultures, generations, and institutional settings. The findings show that one-parent households are inhabited by a rather heterogeneous world of mothers and fathers facing different challenges. Readers will not only discover the demographics and diversity of lone parents, but also the variety of social representations and discourses about the changing phenomenon of lone parenthood. The book provides a mixture of qualitative and quantitative studies on lone parenthood. Using large scale and longitudinal panel and register data, the reader will gain insight in complex processes across time. More qualitative case studies on the other hand discuss the definition of lone parenthood, the public debate around it, and the social and subjective representations of lone parents themselves. This book aims at sociologists, demographers, psychologists, political scientists, family therapists, and policy makers who want to gain new insights into one of the most striking changes in family forms over the last 50 years. This book is open access under a CC BY License.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family Book

Handbook of Marriage and the Family


  • Author : Gary W. Peterson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-09-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 914
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461439868

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Handbook of Marriage and the Family Excerpt :

The third edition of Handbook of Marriage and the Family describes, analyzes, synthesizes, and critiques the current research and theory about family relationships, family structural variations, and the role of families in society. This updated Handbook provides the most comprehensive state-of-the art assessment of the existing knowledge of family life, with particular attention to variations due to gender, socioeconomic, race, ethnic, cultural, and life-style diversity. The Handbook also aims to provide the best synthesis of our existing scholarship on families that will be a primary source for scholars and professionals but also serve as the primary graduate text for graduate courses on family relationships and the roles of families in society. In addition, the involvement of chapter authors from a variety of fields including family psychology, family sociology, child development, family studies, public health, and family therapy, gives the Handbook a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework.

The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination  Prejudice and Stereotyping Book

The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination Prejudice and Stereotyping


  • Author : Cristian Tileagă
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000418941

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The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination Prejudice and Stereotyping Excerpt :

This handbook explores prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination primarily as phenomena embedded in the social organization of societies and connected to structural factors and larger societal systems. It offers a unique critical and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of contemporary manifestations of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. New socio-psychological analyses of the most pressing social problems of our age bring into view future directions of research on prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination oriented to social change and collective action and that engage with wider systems of norms and discourse. The editors draw on social psychology, sociology, social policy, clinical psychology, cultural studies and feminist, antiracist and decolonizing social science to show how social psychology can successfully rekindle its intellectual dialogue with kindred social science fields to create broader foundations for the exploration of the paradoxes lodged at the heart of the social expression of prejudice in liberal democracies. This is essential reading for anyone interested in prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes. The handbook will be of interest to academics and researchers exploring both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of discrimination, inequality and social exclusion, as well as students undertaking masters or doctoral studies in social psychology, political psychology and political science.

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution Book

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution


  • Author : Abbie E. Goldberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190669775

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LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution Excerpt :

What unique challenges face LGBTQ individuals in relationships or who are separating or divorcing, especially now that same-sex couples may marry? What issues might complicate the ending of relationships when children, multiple partners, or multiple parents are present? How do gender, gender transition, ethnicity, immigration status, economic status, geography, and other characteristics shape the experiences of divorcing or separating LGBTQ people? Finally, how can therapists and lawyers most effectively assist LGBTQ people whose relationships and families are dissolving? LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice brings together social science and legal perspectives to examine the timely topic of relationship dissolution and divorce among sexual and gender minorities. The first edited book to tackle this topic in an informed, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary matter, this volume gathers and expands current knowledge on topics such as LGBTQ people's relationship and dissolution patterns; the divorce and child custody rules and processes that now apply to many LGBTQ families; and the surrounding political and cultural environment in the United States. It will also address practical issues such as mediation with same-sex couples who are separating or divorcing, financial planning, and family therapy for sexual minority parents and their children in the context of divorce/dissolution. With chapters contributed by leading scholars and practitioners from law, political science, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines, LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution will be an invaluable resource for academics, practitioners, policymakers, and LGBTQ people. It will also be of interest to students in psychology, counseling, law, and LGBTQ and gender studies.

Queer Entanglements Book

Queer Entanglements


  • Author : Damien W. Riggs
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108488860

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Queer Entanglements Excerpt :

This book explores LGBQTNB people's relationships with animals, examining a complex menagerie of human-animal relationships.

Home and Away Book

Home and Away


  • Author : Kathleen Anne Connellan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498592925

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In Home and Away: Mothers and Babies in Institutional Spaces, the authors examine how health design in a psychiatric mother-baby unit can serve the needs of mothers and babies, their families, and the staff. Arguing that while mothers in institutional care are away from their own homes, they need not be away from their babies, the authors show that any examination of built space must consider how the mothers respond to the space and how the space responds to their needs for privacy, rest, routine, and wellness. Home and Away provides a comprehensive account of critical design for mental health, focusing on how health facilities can intentionally promote positive psychological outcomes through the design and use of space.

Parenting Matters Book

Parenting Matters


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309388573

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Parenting Matters Excerpt :

Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children's well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child's brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents' lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents' use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholde

Child and Family Centred Healthcare Book

Child and Family Centred Healthcare


  • Author : Lynda Smith
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137035790

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Child and Family Centred Healthcare Excerpt :

The definitive book on family centred care for health professionals, this popular text has been thoroughly revised in line with contemporary health policy. Including greater emphasis on child-centred care, interprofessional working and care in community settings; it is a valuable resource for all those working with children and families.