American Families in Crisis: A Reference Handbook
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About the Author
Jeffrey S. Turner is a professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Mitchell College, New London, CT. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Dating and Sexuality in America and Families in America.
"For high school and college students, scholars, and general readers, Turner (human development and family studies, Mitchell College) offers a guide to specific family crises affecting Americans in the present day, and how they can be identified, prevented, and responded to, with emphasis on their influence on children and how one family member can impact others. The guide focuses on 12 key problems: addiction, adolescent runaways, unemployment, infidelity, divorce, chronic illness and disease, caring for aging family members, domestic violence, school violence, natural disasters, deployed military families, and adolescent suicide. Biographical sketches of seminal figures are included, as are related statistics and documents, a list of organizations, and an annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources, including videos.' " - Reference & Research Book News
"[Turner] provides students and families with an excellent starting point for research on many important domestic problems. His guide is recommended for both public and academic libraries." - Lawrence Looks at Books