The first comprehensive text on stress and crisis management specifically tailored to courses focusing on the family

Organized by stress model, this book helps readers understand the relationships among models, research, crisis prevention, and crisis management with individuals and families. Providing a balance of theory, research, hands-on applications, and intervention strategies, this innovative text presents a comprehensive overview of the field.

Intended Audience

Individual and Family Stress and Crises is ideal as a core text for upper division undergraduate and graduate students in courses such as Family Crisis, Family Stress & Coping, and Dysfunctions in Marriage & Family.

The Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response (FAAR) Model

The Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response (FAAR) model

The Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response (FAAR) Model developed by Hamilton McCubbin and Joan Patterson (1983) is an expansion of the Double ABCX Model in an attempt to describe the process by which families achieve precrisis adjustment and postcrisis adaptation based on longitudinal observations of families under stress from a husband/father held captive or unaccounted for in the Vietnam War. It is a multivariate model that addresses psychological (individual), intrafamilial, and social (community) variables identified from prior family stress studies. According to the model, families go through cycles of adjustment, crisis, and adaptation. “Families do not always progress in a direct, linear fashion through all the FAAR processes” (McCubbin & ...

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