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This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.
Chapter 12: Family Resilience
The Changing American Family
Many aspects of family life in America have dramatically changed during the past 50 years. An article in the June 2003 issue of Pediatrics entitled “The Changing American Family: A Report of the Task Force of the American Academy of Pediatrics” reports the following data on family life in America: (1) The majority of families in America now have no children younger than 18 years of age; (2) People are marrying at an older age, and the highest number of births occurs in women over the age of 30; (3) From 1970 to 2000, the percentage of two-parent families with children decreased from 85% to 69%; (4) Twenty-six percent of all children live with a single parent, usually their ...