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  • The Adoption Reunion Handbookby Elizabeth Trinder; Julia Feast; David Howe

    Wiley 2004; US$ 31.95

    The book describes the experiences that people have had when tracing their birth parents, as well as offering practical advice on how to go about searching and what to expect emotionally. Each section has an advice box which summarizes key points, notes issues to pay particular attention to, or offers draft letters that readers can adapt for their... more...

  • Understanding the Divorce Cycleby Nicholas H. Wolfinger

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    Wolfinger argues that no-fault divorce laws should be left in place. more...

  • Adoption in Japanby Peter Hayes; Toshie Habu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95

    The first book-length study of adoption in Japan, this significant text tackles the innovative and sometimes controversial subject of the policies of adoption agencies in Japan. more...

  • Always Separate, Always Connectedby Catherine Raeff

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 90.00

    This book presents a fresh conceptualization which holds that independence and interdependence are multifaceted and inseparable dimensions of human functioning that may be defined and enacted differently in different cultures. Thus, the current approach more...

  • Families in Americaby Jeffrey S. Turner

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    An in-depth and multifaceted examination of the contemporary American family, this introductory handbook is the only one of its kind and presents a solid, authoritative overview. For anyone who thinks of the American family as still conforming to the Leave it to Beaver model, it's safe to say that the reruns are far out of step with reality. more...

  • The Family in Americaby Joseph M. Hawes

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00

    An incisive, multidisciplinary look at the American family over the past 200 years, written by respected scholars and researchers. The tapestry of American families represents the best and worst our society has to offer, from the life-affirming rituals of weddings and family reunions to heart-wrenching social problems such as child abuse and adultery. more...

  • Divorcing Childrenby Gillian Douglas; Ian Butler; Lesley Scanlan; Margaret G Robinson; Mervyn Murch

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 36.95

    Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of children of divorced parents, the authors present a much-needed guide to understanding the experience of children who are experiencing parental separation. This book provides an in-depth account of how children are actively involved in the process of divorce and how they shape that experience. more...

  • Families in Eastern Europe, Volume 5by Mihaela Robila

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 107.00

    Eastern Europe has been recognized as a region that has experienced major socio-political and economic changes in the last decades. The impact of these transitions on families and their functioning has also been significant. Although understanding of families in different cultures in the last years has been considerably increased, little has been written... more...

  • The Child in Mindby Judy Barker; Deborah Hodes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    Revised and updated in light of the reissued Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance and the Children?s Act (2004), this concise guide will help health and allied professionals negotiate the complexities of child protection practice, with the aim of preventing abuse and neglect and protecting children from further harm once it has occurred.... more...

  • Continuity and Change in Family Relationsby Rand D. Conger; Frederick O. Lorenz; K.A.S. Wickrama

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 95.00

    The chapters in this volume were developed as a follow-up to the Summer Institute entitled "Continuity and Change: Family Structure and Process" conducted by the second Family Research Consortium. The goal of this book is to provide readers with a greater understanding of both the conceptual issues involved in the study of continuity and change in... more...