Family Stress, Coping, and Resilience: Challenges and Experiences of Modern Families

Author(s): Gregory Harris, Kristen Greene, Fiorella L. Carlos Chavez

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 288


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Family Stress, Coping, & Resilience: The Challenges and Experiences of Modern Families presents research and scholarship on different family stressors and the challenges and experiences of families as they try to cope and bounce back from adversity. The text presents work from an array of disciplines and authors that serve to highlight the various complexities of stressors in our modern society and how families adjust and make attempt to reach equilibrium.  

The text is organized into seven parts, each featuring multiple chapters on topics including family stress concepts, theories, parenting and mental health stressors, substance abuse and family violence induced stressors, vulnerable and transitional population stress, caregiving stressors across the life course, health and environmental stressors, and the future of families in a stressful societal context. Each part of the text has original introductions and conclusions that create context along with questions to stimulate class discussion or as opportunities for writing more broadly by topic. 

Various stressors and burdens related to the social, psychological, biological, cognitive, cultural, and economic aspects of daily life will serve as fundamental vantage points for relevant research explored in this textbook.  The textbook presents current and salient research on the impact of family stressors across the life span with special emphasis on those family life events that pose a threat to the short term or long term positive functioning of the family system. Relevant research from family studies, human development, sociology, psychology, economics, psychiatry, child studies, criminology, gerontology, social work, and gender/ethnic studies is presented. 


PART I: Family Stress Concepts, Theories, and Models
Chapter 1: The Contextual Model of Family Stress
Chapter 2: Integrating Family Resilience and Family Stress Theory

PART II: Family Stressors, Parenting, and Mental Health
Chapter 3: Parenting Stress
Chapter 4: Families with Special Needs Children: Family Health, Functioning, and Care Burden
Chapter 5: Mental Illness and Family Stress

PART III: Family Stressors, Substance Abuse, Family Violence, and Trauma
Chapter 6: Families Coping with Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Chapter 7: Family Influences on the Development of Aggression and Violence
Chapter 8: An Update on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents

PART IV: Family Stressors among Vulnerable and Transitional Populations
Chapter 9: Parenting in Poverty: Attention Bias and Anxiety Interact to Predict Parents’ Perceptions of Daily Parenting Hassles
Chapter 10: Stress among Immigrant Families
Chapter 11: Culture’s Influence on Stressors, Parental Socialization, and Developmental Processes in the Mental Health of Children of Immigrants

PART V: Caregiving Stressors, End of Life Challenges, and Resilient Families
Chapter 12: An Expanded Review of the Challenges and Experiences of Informal Caregivers: Families, Factors, and Frameworks
Chapter 13: The Relation Between Multiple Informal Caregiving Roles and Subjective Physical and Mental Health Status Among Older Adults: Do Racial/Ethnic Differences Exist?
Chapter 14: Ten Surprising Facts about Stressful Life Events and Disease Risk


Gregory Harris

Gregory J. Harris earned his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science at Florida State University. He serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Director of Academic Affairs, Advising and Student Success in the College of Human Sciences and a faculty member in the Department of Family and Child Sciences. Dr. Harris recently published A Handbook on Aging: A Multidisciplinary Perspective with Critical Readings, and has been published in Aging Today, and the American Journal of Health Studies. His research interests are family stress, health and aging. His research has been supported by grants from the State of Florida Office of Drug Control, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Kristen Greene

Kristen H. Greene earned her Ph.D., in Marriage and Family Therapy at Florida State University. She serves as the Director of the Couple and Family Therapy and a faculty member in the Department of Family and Child Sciences in the College of Human Sciences. Dr. Greene is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a State of Florida Approved Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling and a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. Dr. Greene’s research and teaching interests include mental illness and how families overcome mental health challenges and the impact of substance abuse on families.

Fiorella L. Carlos Chavez

Fiorella L. Carlos Chavez earned her Ph.D., in Human Development and Family Science at Florida State University and she is a current Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research interests are focused on the stressors and well-being of Latino youth and immigrant families living in the United States. She is particularly interested in the impact work, family, and cultural-related stressors have on Emancipated Migrant Farmworker Youth’s mental health and psycho-social development. Dr. Carlos Chavez’s work has been published in the American Journal of Heath Behavior as well as the Journal of Latina/o Psychology. Dr. Carlos Chavez has a Masters in Counseling with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University in California. She speaks three languages fluently: French, English and Spanish.

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