Ordinary Families, Special Children, Second Edition A Systems Approach to Childhood Disability

ISBN-10: 1572304669

ISBN-13: 9781572304666

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Milton Seligman, Rosalyn Benjamin Darling

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This resource provides a multisystems perspective on childhood disability and its effects on family life. It examines the variables that shape the ways families respond to childhood disability and the extent to which they can overcome barriers.
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List price: $27.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/20/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Milton Seligman, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Pittsburgh.

Milton Seligman, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Pittsburgh. Rosalyn Benjamin Darling, Ph.D., is the Graduate Coordinator in the Sociology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she also teaches courses in human services, at-risk children, and the sociology of disability. Prior to assuming her present position, she served for 15 years as the Executive Director of Beginnings, an agency serving young children with disabilities; in that capacity, she also served on various state-level policy advisory committees in the area of early intervention. Dr. Darling is the author of five books and numerous articles and chapters about children with disabilities and their families. She has also served on a number of national-level, disability-related advisory boards and continues to act as an advocate for children.

Conceptual Framework
Introduction and Conceptual Framework I: Social and Cultural Systems
Conceptual Framework II: Family Systems Theory and Childhood Disability
All Families Are Not Alike: Social and Cultural Diversity in Reaction to Childhood Disability
The Family Life Cycle
Becoming the Parent of a Child with a Disability: Reactions to First Information
Childhood: Continuing Adaptation
Looking to the Future: Adolescence and Adulthood
The Family System
Effects on the Family as a System
Effects on Fathers
Effects on Siblings
Effects on Grandparents
Approaches to Intervention
Professional-Family Interaction: Working toward Partnership
Perspectives and Approaches for Working with Families
Applying a Partnership Approach to Addressing Family Resources, Concerns, and Priorities: Developing Family Service Plans
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