Diverse Pathways to Parenthood

Diverse Pathways to Parenthood
Author: Damien Riggs
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-09-12
ISBN 10: 0128162902
ISBN 13: 9780128162903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diverse Pathways to Parenthood Book Review:

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

What is Parenthood
Author: Linda C. McClain,Daniel Cere
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0814759424
ISBN 13: 9780814759424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Parenthood Book Review:

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

Close Relations
Author: Helena Wahlström Henriksson,Klara Goedecke
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-07-30
ISBN 10: 9811607923
ISBN 13: 9789811607929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Close Relations Book Review:

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.

Lone Parenthood in the Life Course

Lone Parenthood in the Life Course
Author: Laura Bernardi,Dimitri Mortelmans
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2017-11-08
ISBN 10: 3319632957
ISBN 13: 9783319632957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lone Parenthood in the Life Course Book Review:

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

Handbook of Marriage and the Family
Author: Gary W. Peterson,Kevin R. Bush
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 914
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 1461439868
ISBN 13: 9781461439868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Marriage and the Family Book Review:

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.

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution
Author: Abbie E. Goldberg,Adam P. Romero
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-11-14
ISBN 10: 0190669772
ISBN 13: 9780190669775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution Book Review:

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.

The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination Prejudice and Stereotyping

The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination  Prejudice and Stereotyping
Author: Cristian Tileagă,Martha Augoustinos,Kevin Durrheim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2021-08-29
ISBN 10: 1000418944
ISBN 13: 9781000418941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination Prejudice and Stereotyping Book Review:

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.

EBOOK Diversity and Difference in Childhood Issues for Theory and Practice

EBOOK  Diversity and Difference in Childhood  Issues for Theory and Practice
Author: Kerry Robinson,Criss Jones-Diaz
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN 10: 0335263658
ISBN 13: 9780335263653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Diversity and Difference in Childhood Issues for Theory and Practice Book Review:

Educators and community-based professionals are often required to work with children and families from a range of diverse backgrounds. The second edition of this popular book goes beyond simplistic definitions of diversity, encouraging a much broader understanding and helping childhood educators and community-based professionals develop a critical disposition towards assumptions about children and childhood in relation to diversity, difference and social justice. As well as drawing on research, the book gives an overview of relevant contemporary social theories, including poststructuralism, cultural studies, critical theory, postcolonialism, critical ‘race’ theory, feminist perspectives and queer theory. It interrogates practice and explores opportunities and strategies for creating a more equitable environment, whilst covering key issues impacting on children’s lives, including: globalization, neoliberalism, new racisms, immigration, Indigeneity, refugees, homophobia, heterosexism and constructions of childhood. Each chapter provides an overview of the area of discussion, a focus on the implications for practice, and recommended readings. Providing insight into how social justice practices in childhood education and community-based service delivery can make a real difference in the lives of children, their families and communities, this is key reading for early childhood and primary educators, community-based professionals, university students and researchers. “This thoughtful, topical book addresses a considerable range of diversity issues relevant to teacher educators, their students, and other professionals who work with children and their families within and beyond Australia. Indigenous issues including language maintenance and revival have particular relevance within postcolonial nation states. Other issues of international relevance include: identities and retention of community languages, gender equity, childhood and sexuality, poverty and inequalities, and related policies. The writing is critical, scholarly, and engaging. This timely second edition draws on the authors’ longstanding teacher education experiences, and their most recent research, to revisit the challenges of diversity and difference in children’s lives”. Dr Valerie N. Podmore, former associate professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, the University of Auckland, New Zealand “The second edition of Robinson and Jones Díaz’s Diversity and Difference in Childhood is a thoroughly welcome addition to my list of key texts for students of early childhood and childhood studies. It provides a means from the outset for educating undergraduate students from within critical postmodern and post structural perspectives – thus orienting their views of and actions within their future professions towards critical and equitable practices that value difference rather than treat is as a problem to be solved. Furthermore, for practitioners who find themselves questioning modernist constructions of children, development, difference, diversity and their work, the book provides a thorough grounding in frameworks and tools that will help them re-theorise what they are doing whilst simultaneously supporting them towards positive change.” Alexandra C. Gunn, Associate Dean (Teacher Education), University of Otago College of Education, New Zealand “This is the 21st century early childhood education text. Diversity and Difference in Childhood provides early childhood educators and scholars a powerful space for asking social justice questions in a profoundly innovative way. Diversity and difference in childhood is not a 'traditional' early childhood conversation. As the authors appropriately suggest, this book is for educators to challenge taken for granted knowledges/practices and to take “personal and professional risks for social justice”. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Ph.D., Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, Canada “This new edition of Diversity and Difference is both important and timely. There is a new urgency to some emerging childhood issues, including those associated with childhood sexuality, and a distinct lack of critical resources to inform the debate. This book helps fill this gap. Undertaking a major revision and incorporating new material, the authors have ensured the book’s continued relevance and renewed significance in the very dynamic context of childhood studies. The book makes an important contribution to resourcing explorations of the many difficult and complex issues associated with childhood in a globalised yet differentiated world. Readers will find the new theoretical resources and additional chapters that have been included give the book a sense of enhanced rigour and its depth and breadth of coverage make it an ideal resource for a wide variety of interests and perspectives.” Christine Woodrow, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, the Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University, Australia

Queer Entanglements

Queer Entanglements
Author: Damien W. Riggs,Shoshana Rosenberg,Heather Fraser,Nik Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN 10: 1108488862
ISBN 13: 9781108488860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Entanglements Book Review:

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

Home and Away

Home and Away
Author: Kathleen Anne Connellan,Clemence Due,Damien W Riggs,Clare Bartholomaeus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 1498592929
ISBN 13: 9781498592925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home and Away Book Review:

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.

Empowering Family Teacher Partnerships Building Connections Within Diverse Communities

Empowering Family Teacher Partnerships  Building Connections Within Diverse Communities
Author: Mick Coleman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2012-03
ISBN 10: 141299232X
ISBN 13: 9781412992329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empowering Family Teacher Partnerships Building Connections Within Diverse Communities Book Review:

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.

Paths to Parenthood

Paths to Parenthood
Author: Renata Kokanović,Paula A. Michaels,Kate Johnston-Ataata
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 9811301433
ISBN 13: 9789811301438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paths to Parenthood Book Review:

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.

Including LGBT Parented Families in Schools

Including LGBT Parented Families in Schools
Author: Tiffany Jones,Trent Mann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2021-10-11
ISBN 10: 1000512010
ISBN 13: 9781000512014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Including LGBT Parented Families in Schools Book Review:

This book explores the experiences of LGBTQ+ parented families in school communities and provides a voice for this overlooked group who are becoming an increasingly common form of family diversity in school communities. Approaching the topic from a strength-based psychological perspective, the book presents LGBTQ+ parents’ suggestions for school improvements and supportive structures and provides empirical evidence to inform future LGBTQ+ inclusive educational policy. Research based yet practically focused, it will be a valuable resource for researchers, students and education professionals alike.

Children in Changing Worlds

Children in Changing Worlds
Author: Ross D. Parke,Glen H. Elder, Jr.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 1108417108
ISBN 13: 9781108417105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Changing Worlds Book Review:

Applies a historical, cultural, and life-course developmental framework toward understanding children's lives in a changing world.

Child and Family Centred Healthcare

Child and Family Centred Healthcare
Author: Lynda Smith,Valerie Coleman
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 1137124393
ISBN 13: 9781137124395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child and Family Centred Healthcare Book Review:

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.

Social Work and Health Care Practice with Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals and Communities

Social Work and Health Care Practice with Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals and Communities
Author: Shanna K. Kattari,M. Killian Kinney,Leonardo Kattari,N. Eugene Walls
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-08-16
ISBN 10: 0429811284
ISBN 13: 9780429811289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work and Health Care Practice with Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals and Communities Book Review:

This book examines issues across the lifespan of transgender and nonbinary individuals whilst synthesizing conceptual work, empirical evidence, pedagogical content, educational experiences, and the voices of transgender and nonbinary individuals. It highlights the resilience and resistance of transgender and nonbinary individuals and communities to challenge narratives relying on one-dimensional perspectives of risk and tragic lives. While there is currently unprecedented visibility and increasing support, members of these communities still face shockingly high rates of violence, victimization, unemployment, discrimination, and family rejection. Significant need for services and support coupled with social, clinical, and medical service systems ill-equipped to provide culturally responsive care illustrates the critical need for quality education and training of educators, practitioners, and service providers in best practices of working with members of the transgender and nonbinary community. Organized into six sections: Health Areas of Practice Coming Out and Family Relationships and Sexuality Communities Multiply Marginalized Identities and Populations, this book offers a current, comprehensive, and intersectional guide for students, practitioners, and researchers across a variety of professions, including social work, psychology, public policy, and health care.

Space and Place Diversity in Reality Imagination and Representation

Space and Place  Diversity in Reality  Imagination  and Representation
Author: Brooke L. Rogers,Anna Sugiyama
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 1848881266
ISBN 13: 9781848881266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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LGBTQ Parents and Their Children during the Family Life Cycle

LGBTQ Parents and Their Children during the Family Life Cycle
Author: Nicola Carone,Henny Bos,Geva Shenkman,Fiona Tasker
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN 10: 2889666352
ISBN 13: 9782889666355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 0309388570
ISBN 13: 9780309388573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Matters Book Review:

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 stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

Parenting Plan Evaluations

Parenting Plan Evaluations
Author: Kathryn Kuehnle,Leslie Drozd
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN 10: 0199921253
ISBN 13: 9780199921256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Plan Evaluations Book Review:

When conducting parenting plan evaluations, mental health professionals need to be aware of a myriad of different factors. More so than in any other form of forensic evaluation, they must have an understanding of the most current findings in developmental research, behavioral psychology, attachment theory, and legal issues to substantiate their opinions. As such there is an essential need for a text focused on translating and implementing research associated with the most important topics within the family court. This book addresses this gap in the literature by presenting an organized and in-depth analysis of the current research and offering specific recommendations for applying these findings to the evaluation process. Written by experts in the child custody arena, chapters cover issues associated with the most important and complex issues that arise in family court, such as attachment and overnight timesharing with very young children, dynamics between divorced parents and children's potential for resiliency, co-parenting children with chronic medical conditions and developmental disorders, domestic violence during separation and divorce, gay and lesbian co-parents, and relocation, among others. The scientific information provided in these chapters assists forensic mental health professionals to proffer empirically-based opinions, conclusions and recommendations. Parenting Plan Evaluations is a must-read for legal practitioners, family law judges and attorneys, and other professionals seeking to understand more about the science behind child custody evaluations.