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Religion and Families: An Introduction

Religion and Families: An Introduction

Loren D. Marks, David C. Dollahite
October 10, 2016

This is the first multidisciplinary text to address the growing scholarly connection between religion and family life. The latest literature from family studies, psychology, sociology, and religion is reviewed along with narratives drawn from interviews with 200 racially, religiously, and...

Evidence-based Approaches to Sexuality Education: A Global Perspective

Evidence-based Approaches to Sexuality Education: A Global Perspective

James J. Ponzetti, Jr.
October 06, 2015

This is the first book to provide a multidisciplinary and global overview of evidence-based sexuality education (SE) programs and practices. Readers are introduced to the fundamentals of creating effective programs to prepare them to design new or implement existing programs that promote healthy...

Serving Military Families: Theories, Research, and Application

Serving Military Families: Theories, Research, and Application

Karen Rose Blaisure, Tara Saathoff-Wells, Angela Pereira, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Amy Laura Dombro
August 20, 2015

This text introduces readers to the unique culture of military families, their resilience, and the challenges of military life. Personal stories from nearly 70 active duty, reservists, veterans, and their families from all branches and ranks of the military bring their experiences to life. A review...

Evidence-based Parenting Education: A Global Perspective

Evidence-based Parenting Education: A Global Perspective

James J. Ponzetti, Jr.
August 19, 2015

This is the first book to provide a multidisciplinary, critical, and global overview of evidence-based parenting education (PEd) programs. Readers are introduced to the best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating effective PEd programs in order to teach clients how to be effective...

Evidence-based Approaches to Relationship and Marriage Education

Evidence-based Approaches to Relationship and Marriage Education

James J. Ponzetti, Jr.
July 20, 2015

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of evidence-based relationship and marriage education (RME) programs. Readers are introduced to the best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating effective RME programs to better prepare them to teach clients...

Stepfamilies: A Global Perspective on Research, Policy, and Practice

Stepfamilies: A Global Perspective on Research, Policy, and Practice

Jan Pryor
November 15, 2013

This new book reviews the most current global research and highlights the challenges, possibilities, and dynamics of stepfamily households. It describes their formation, their experiences, and the factors that help them thrive. International and cultural differences are highlighted throughout along...

Father-Daughter Relationships: Contemporary Research and Issues

Father-Daughter Relationships: Contemporary Research and Issues

Linda Nielsen
January 25, 2012

The first research-based text that focuses on the impact of the father-daughter relationship, this provocative book examines the factors that can strengthen or weaken these relationships and the impact that these relationships have on society. The research is brought to life with compelling...

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