The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives, 7th Edition
- Marc Belanger
- Margaret Ward
- ISBN-10: 0176700005
- ISBN-13: 9780176700003
- 0 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2015, 2011, 2006
- COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives provides a comprehensive, down-to-earth, overview of the constellations of family forms in Canada in the twenty-first century. It broadens students’ understanding of the pluralism of family forms in Canada by including lived experiences in the form of first-person narratives at the beginning of every chapter and real case studies at the end of each chapter--helping future human service workers, social workers, early childhood educators, child and youth care workers, and sociologists understand the wide range of family issues with which they will come into contact. Uniquely, this text paints a vivid picture of family life in this moment in time through comprehensible, straightforward, conversational language that captures students’ imaginations as they explore family forms beyond their own.
Part One: The Family
Chapter 1: What Is a Family?
Chapter 2: History, Culture, and Canadian Families
Part Two: The Couple Relationship: Merging Differences
Chapter 3: Getting Together
Chapter 4: Wedding Bells … or Not
Part Three: The Expanding Family
Chapter 5: Children—Yes or No?
Chapter 6: Bringing Up Baby
Part Four: The Middle Years of the Family
Chapter 7: The Middle Years of the Family and the Not-So-Empty Nest
Chapter 8: Grey Power and the Sunset Years
Part Five: Changes in the Family
Chapter 9: The Lone-Parent Family—The Future Majority?
Chapter 10: Coming Apart—The Divorce Experience
Chapter 11: The Second Time Around
Chapter 12: The Family, Work, and Caregiving
Part Six: Problems in the Family
Chapter 13: The Family Beleaguered—When Problems Come
Chapter 14: Home Dangerous Home—Violence in the Family
Chapter 15: Poverty and the Family
Part Seven: The Future of Canadian Families
Chapter 16: The Crystal Ball—Predicting the Future of the Family
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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