Video and Multimedia

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Video Links

Video 1: Family Systems Perspective in Therapeutic Action

Description: The family systems perspective focuses on the family as a social system. In this clip, Kenneth Hardy explains how he uses this approach with clients in family therapy.

Video 2: Monica McGoldrick: Family Systems and Grief

Description: In this dramatized but realistic video, Monica McGoldrick uses the family systems approach to illustrate how unresolved grief can extend over multiple generations within the same family, impacting many areas of the members’ lives.

Video 3: Holding Families Together

Description: PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a major LGBTQ+ advocacy and support organization. This is part 1 of 4 of their series Holding Families Together, looking at social problems that result when parents reject their LGBT son.


Audio Links

Audio 1: Children’s Mental Health Matters

Description: This radio broadcast discusses the Fifth annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, which was intended to raise awareness and increase understanding about the mental health needs of children and their families.

Audio 2: Not Their Parents’ Generation

Description: Young adults are putting off milestones like marriage, kids—even jobs. NPR takes a look at how our culture and rough economy are redefining 20-something life.


Web Links

Web 1: Feminist Perspectives on Family

Description: The Revise Sociology blog explains various feminist perspectives on family life and roles. Liberal, Marxist, and radical feminist views are included.