Strengthening Aging Families

Strengthening Aging Families : Diversity in Practice and Policy

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This book examines how to strengthen the family system while improving the psychosocial well-being of each family member. It describes diverse issues faced by ageing families, the effects these issues have on individual family members and the entire family unit, and methods of strengthening family functioning. The contributors emphasize the diversity that exists in families, looking at divergence within the classic family form as well as examining newly emerging family structures such as gay and lesbian families. Extending beyond counselling and therapy for ageing families, the book proposes preventative techniques aimed at building competencies and explores how policy intersects with family practice.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 24mm | 458.14g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0803954247
  • 9780803954243

Table of contents

Foreword - Nancy K SchlossbergIntroductionPART ONE: ASSISTING FAMILIES WITH NORMATIVE CONCERNSSupporting the Family in Elder Care - Ronald W Toseland, Gregory C Smith and Phillip McCallionFostering Family Involvement in Institutional Care - Sheldon S TobinStrengthening Sibling Relationships in Later Years - Victor G CicirelliPART TWO: HELPING FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL CONCERNSConfronting Maltreatment of Elders by Their Family - Jordan I Kosberg and Juanita L GarciaAssisting Older Families of Adults with Lifelong Disabilities - Gregory C Smith, Sheldon S Tobin and Elise M FullmerChallenging Biases against Families of Older Gays and Lesbians - Elise M FullmerPART THREE: RECOGNIZING SELECT FAMILY DYNAMICSUnderstanding Intergenerational Issues in the Aging Family System - Paul W PowerFacilitating Health Care Decisions within Aging Families - Evelyn Bata and Paul W PowerAchieving Intimacy in Late Life Marriages - Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Erin CassidyAppreciating Ethnicity among Aging Families - Tom JohnsonPART FOUR: A SYNTHESIS OF INTERVENTIONS FOR AGING FAMILIESDiversity of Direct Practice - Sheldon S Tobin and Paul W PowerPreventive Strategies to Building Competencies - Gregory C SmithPolicy Issues Related to Later Life Families - Timothy H Brubaker and Ellie Brubakershow more