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Strengthening Aging Families
Diversity in Practice and Policy

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April 1995 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Nancy K Schlossberg
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: ASSISTING FAMILIES WITH NORMATIVE CONCERNS
Ronald W Toseland, Gregory C Smith and Phillip McCallion
Supporting the Family in Elder Care
Sheldon S Tobin
Fostering Family Involvement in Institutional Care
Victor G Cicirelli
Strengthening Sibling Relationships in Later Years
 
PART TWO: HELPING FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS
Jordan I Kosberg and Juanita L Garcia
Confronting Maltreatment of Elders by Their Family
Gregory C Smith, Sheldon S Tobin and Elise M Fullmer
Assisting Older Families of Adults with Lifelong Disabilities
Elise M Fullmer
Challenging Biases against Families of Older Gays and Lesbians
 
PART THREE: RECOGNIZING SELECT FAMILY DYNAMICS
Paul W Power
Understanding Intergenerational Issues in the Aging Family System
Evelyn Bata and Paul W Power
Facilitating Health Care Decisions within Aging Families
Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Erin Cassidy
Achieving Intimacy in Late Life Marriages
Tom Johnson
Appreciating Ethnicity among Aging Families
 
PART FOUR: A SYNTHESIS OF INTERVENTIONS FOR AGING FAMILIES
Sheldon S Tobin and Paul W Power
Diversity of Direct Practice
Gregory C Smith
Preventive Strategies to Building Competencies
Timothy H Brubaker and Ellie Brubaker
Policy Issues Related to Later Life Families

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