Risis, stress, and the relationship between crisis and stress


A crisis is a critical change or event that disrupts family functioning. All families face a crisis at one time or another. Discuss the various types of crises, stress, and the relationship between crisis and stress. What are the phases of crises and how do the various models, such as the ABC-X model, explain how families cope with ongoing stress? Finally, incorporate a healthy discussion of violence among intimates in your paper, including a discussion of the Conflict Tactics Scale and the multiple explanations for violence, elder violence, rape, incest, and sexual deviance. Resources: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence at Main_Site/index.aspx, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at

*I have to use those three websites as sources listed in the topic section and the textbook Exploring Marriage&Familiesby Karen Seccombe (ISBN-13:978-0-205-71779-8)

So a total of four sources

The 10-12 page paper
The paper must follow the same conventions as the Reflections (name on the top RIGHT with Section number.) Do not include a header on every page. The paper is expected to be no less than 10 pages and should include at least 10 concepts (bolded) from the text and include TWO theoretical analyses of your topic. You should juxtapose how each theory would approach your paper subject.
I recommend you write the paper first, then go through and highlight the concepts, rather than going through the book a?looking fora? concepts to write about. Since youare pursuing a topic of interest to you, the concepts should already be in your head. If this is not the case, you should reconsider what to write about. If this doesnat work, look for a topic in the index that is interesting to you and then write your initial thoughts about it. From there, you should see the development of your paper begin to take root.
Your sources should come from the TEXT and the External Links ONLY; therefore, you will list up to THREE External Links in your DB. (This is not a traditional research paper in that sense.)
Remember to use quotation marks when you are quoting directly from the text or paraphrasing what the author has said. I am hoping to see your fully developed, sociologically influenced ideas in your paper, not a word for word account of what the author said. Your scientific sociological interpretation is what I want to see. Under NO circumstances should you use Wikipedia or a?about.coma? a these are not scientific sources and I will issue a zero on any paper which includes these sources.
Do not fill your paper with definitions of concepts a I want to see you apply the concepts, not define them.