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Family Resource Management

Family Resource Management addresses the purposeful management of resources from a family systems perspective focusing on the impact decisions have on the family unit and not just on the individuals making the decision.aStudents will be introduced to Family Resource Management from the viewpoint of the helping professional in assisting families to achieve the identified goals they have established.aThe text will be structured to parallel the decision-making process employed by such helping professionals and thus will include sections organized as follows:a1) introducing the study of family resource management; 2) identifying family needs; 3) understanding resources available to families in differing socioeconomic circumstances; 4) evaluating alternatives and making choices; and 5) implementing and evaluating decisions.A strong theory base, material from multiple disciplines, and the organization of material within the decision-making process facilitate both understanding and retention.Features and Benefits:Includes full coverage of topics required by the National Council on Family Relations for programs seeking to obtain Certified Family Life Educator accreditation. Emphasizes the significance of diversity found within structure, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and varied lifestyles of contemporary family life. Assists student learning with abundant pedagogy: chapter-opening learning objectives, key terms, and introductions; key terms bolded and defined when they first appear (and included in an end-of-book glossary); 'Reality Check' boxes illustrating content with real-life current events, news stories, and scenarios; 'World View' boxes providing a global or multicultural perspective; and chapter-concluding summaries, questions for review and discussion.Invites students to follow particular families through topics included in the course via a Student Casebook located at the end of the text. New edition changes have not been determined yet.
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Table of Contents

Unit I: The Study of Family Resource Management1. The Complexity of Managing Family Resources2. Understanding Families3. The Management ProcessUnit II: Discovering Family Needs4. Categorization of Needs5. Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Understanding Family ChoicesUnit III: Understanding Resources6. Identification of Family Resources7. Families Within the Economic Environment8. The Impact of Society on Family DecisionsUnit IV: Making Choices9. Managing the Future10. Communication Within the Decision-Making Process11. The Individual Within Family Decision MakingUnit V: Implementing and Evaluating Decisions12. Making It Happen13. Defining Success14. Current and Future ChallengesCasebookGlossaryWeb Resources

About the Author

Tami James Moore, Ph.D., CFLE, is an Professor of Family Studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1995. She is a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations. She has more than 20 years of post-secondary teaching experience and has taught the Family Resource Management course for the past 10 years. Sylvia M. Asay, Ph.D., CFLE, is a Professor of Family Studies and Chair of the Family Studies and Interior Design Department at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in Community and Human Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1998 and received her Certified Family Life Educator credentials through the National Council on Family Relations. As a post-secondary educator, she has taught a wide range of courses including Marriage and Family Relationships, Cross-Cultural Family Patterns, Families in Crisis, and Family Resource Management. Her authored books include Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Practice (Haworth) and Family Resource Management (SAGE).

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