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Greif, Geoffrey L.

Works: 22 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 10,686 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey L Greif
Group work with populations at risk by Geoffrey L Greif( )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 2,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Group Work with Populations at Risk, Second Edition, is a fundamental resource for social workers and those in related health profession. It is an essential reference for students and practitioners with little specific training in group work. This revised edition provides techniques and guidelines on applying group work sills to a variety of situations. It is a comprehensive guide book for those working directly with clients facing social problems or health conditions such as AIDS, cancer, addiction, head injury, divorce, mental illness, or abuse."--BOOK JACKET
Out of touch : when parents and children lose contact after divorce by Geoffrey L Greif( )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting out to find the reality beneath the catchall categorization of out-of-touch parents as deadbeats, substance abusers, child mistreaters, or criminals, Greif focuses on those parents who tried and, for a vast array of reasons, failed to maintain contact with their children. It is their voices, in a discussion dominated up till now by the custodial parent, that we most need to hear, Greif argues, if we are to uncover ways to avoid such failures in the future. Rather than offering dry statistics and abstract generalizations, Greif lets us hear these voices directly in 26 in-depth interviews with estranged parents and with children caught in the crossfire of painful divorces. These interviews, and Greif's perceptive analyses of them, reveal the whole spectrum of logistical, emotional, and legal difficulties that keep parents and children apart. From the ordinary problems of visitation rights and child support to the more complex and troubling issues - bitter court battles, accusations of sexual abuse, domestic violence, children rejecting a parent, child kidnapping, and many others - Out of Touch vividly and often heart-breakingly presents all the ways that fathers and mothers, even with the best intentions, can lose contact with their children. But the book does more than tell the stories of failed relationships. Its concluding chapter offers a series of specific and extremely helpful suggestions for families - parents, children, grandparents - who find themselves in danger of complete estrangement. Greif outlines how families can employ support systems, communication skills, mediation, and many other strategies to overcome the most difficult obstacles that occur after a divorce. It is here that the lessons gleaned from the broken relationships of the past become invaluable advice for the future
Buddy system : understanding male friendships by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much has been made of the complex social arrangements that girls and women navigate, but little scholarly or popular attention has focused on what friendship means to men. Drawing on in-depth interviews with nearly 400 men, therapist and researcher Geoffrey L. Grief takes readers on a guided tour of male friendships, explaining what makes them work, why they are vital to the health of individuals and communities, and how to build the kinds of friendships that can lead to longer and happier lives. Another 120 conversations with women help map the differences in what men and women seek from friendships, and what, if anything, men can learn from women's relationships." "The guiding feature of the book is Grief's typology of male friendships: he dispels the myth that men don't have friends, showing that men have must, trust, just, and rust friends. A must friend is the best friend a man absolutely must call with earthshaking news. A trust friend is liked and trusted but not necessarily held as close as a must friend. Just friends are casual acquaintances, while rust friends have along history together and can drift in and out of each other's lives, essentially picking up where they last left off. Understanding the role each of these types of friends plays across men's lives reveals fascinating developmental patterns, such as how men cope with stress and conflict and how they make and maintain friendships. We also learn how notions of masculinity and the women in their lives shape their friendships, and how their friends keep them active and happy."--Jacket
Single fathers by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the survey responses of more than 1100 fathers raising children alone after separation or divorce."
Adult sibling relationships by Geoffrey L Greif( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bond siblings develop in childhood may be vastly different from the relationship that evolves in adulthood. Driven by affection but also characterized by ambivalence and ambiguity, adult sibling relationships can become hurtful, uncertain, competitive, or exhausting though the undercurrents of love and loyalty remain. An approach that recognizes the positive aspects of the changing sibling relationship, as well as those that need improvement, can restore healthy ties and rebuild family closeness. With in-depth case studies of more than 260 siblings over the age of forty and interviews with experts on mental health and family interaction, this book offers vital direction for traversing the emotional terrain of adult sibling relations. It pursues a richer understanding of ambivalence, a normal though little explored feeling among siblings, and how ambiguity about the past or present can lead to miscommunication and estrangement. For both professionals and general readers, this book clarifies the most confounding elements of sibling relationships and provides specific suggestions for realizing new, productive avenues of friendship in middle and later life - skills that are particularly important for siblings who must cooperate to care for aging parents or give immediate emotional or financial support to other siblings or family members -- Provided by publisher
Beating the odds : raising academically successful African American males by Freeman A Hrabowski( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, young Black men are more likely to be killed or sent to prison than to graduate from college. Yet, despite all the obstacles, some are achieving at the highest academic and professional levels. Beating the Odds tells their remarkable stories and shows us what African American families have done to raise academically successful sons, sons who are among the top two percent of African American males in terms of SAT scores and grades. By interviewing parents and children from a range of economic and educational backgrounds and from both single and two-parent homes, the authors identify those constants that contribute to academic achievement and offer step-by-step guidance on six essential strategies for effective parenting: child-focused love; strong limit-setting and discipline; continually high expectations; open, consistent, and strong communication; positive racial identity and positive male identity; and full use of community resources. The proof of the effectiveness of such strategies is in the sons themselves, who speak eloquently in these pages about their struggles and successes in both the classroom and the often hostile world that surrounds it. Essential reading for parents, teachers, and school administrators, Beating the Odds offers insight, guidance, and hope for anyone concerned about the plight of young African American men and the society they live in
When parents kidnap : the families behind the headlines by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is estimated that 350,000 children a year are abducted by a family member. What happens when a child is kidnapped from home? What are the emotional and psychological consequences for the child who must live in hiding for weeks, months, or even years? How does the parent left behind cope with having no knowledge of the child's whereabouts or well-being? And what could lead a parent to inflict such a painful existence on his or her own child? Until now, little systematic research has been undertaken to find answers, and the scope and consequences of parental abduction have remained largely unknown. Now, in When Parents Kidnap, Geoffrey Greif and Rebecca Hegar provide the most comprehensive look yet at the problem of the abduction of children by their parents. The authors capture the experiences both of the parents searching for their children and the abductors who have taken them. We see vivid depictions of life on the run and learn the painful details of how children who have been in hiding for months and sometimes years cope with moving from town to town and school to school. We also learn how reunion with the searching parent affects them. The phenomenon of parental abduction is part of a larger social context of changes in the family. Almost a quarter of U.S. children live with only one parent - more than five million of them children of divorce - and the growing prevalence of parental abductions has officials and professionals alarmed. Greif and Hegar point the way to improvements in public policy by showing precisely how changes in custody, divorce, and other laws could help to reduce abduction of children, or resolve it more quickly. Identifying five common scenarios that end in abduction, Greif and Hegar help the reader to understand a wide range of abduction situations, and they provide specific suggestions for mental health professionals involved with families who have experienced this trauma
The daddy track and the single father by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers first-hand experiences for raising children
Mothers without custody by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plus two : couples and their couple friendships by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendships are undeniably important to an individual's health, longevity and wellbeing, but they can be equally important for the health and happiness of a couple. Just as a friend can provide a mirror to the self, another couple can provide a reflecting team that supports or impedes a relationship's growth. Two Plus Two: Couples and Their Couple Friendships offers an important framework for helping couples to have conversations about their friendships with other couples and to enrich their own relationships. When couples agree about how to spend their time alone and with others, they are mor
Single fathers raising children following separation and divorce by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation attempts to learn the amount of satisfaction and comfort single custodial fathers feel in different parenting areas and which variables are most highly associated with the father's satisfaction and comfort. A questionnaire was placed in the May-June, 1982 issue of The Single Parent, the membership magazine for Parents Without Partners. This approach yielded a non-representative sample of 1136 fathers with children 18 years old or younger, approximately 15 to 20 percent of the population that was believed to have qualified for the study. Five different parenting areas were examined. The father must (1) maintain the house and provide child care; (2) feel satisfaction with how the children living with him are progressing; (3) work and balance the demands of child rearing; (4) adjust to being single again; and (5) establish or resolve his relationship with his ex-wife vis-a-vis her involvement with the children. It was hypothesized that the following variables would be associated with either satisfaction or comfort in the five areas: the age, sex, and number of children being raised; the number of years the father had sole custody; the father's income; whether the father sought custody; and the level of involvement of the ex-wife
Parental abductors : four interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with parents who have abducted their own children
My children don't live here : a report on mothers without custody by Geoffrey L Greif( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abduction of children by their parents a survey of the problem by Rebecca L Hegar( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clinical Work with the Single-father Family : a Structural Approach by Geoffrey L Greif( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Group work with populations at risk( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Parents whose children are abducted by the other parent implications for treatment by Geoffrey L Greif( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little research has been undertaken concerning the impact on the family of having a child abducted by a parent, an event that can cause enormous pain for all those involved. Survey returns from 371 parents who sought help from child-find organizations are the basis for exploring the impact on the parents' well-being. This article reports which parents had the most difficulty adjusting, draws conclusions about those who sought mental health assistance, and includes implications for treatment
Overcoming the odds : raising academically successful African American young women by Freeman A Hrabowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book presents strategies that African American parents have used to pass on a legacy of excellence to their daughters, focusing on how and why these young African American women have succeeded. Information comes from interviews with and surveys of young women college students and college graduates and their parents. The book includes seven chapters that focus on (1) "Successful African American Young Women and Their Families"; (2) "Mothers of Academically Successful Daughters: The Mothers' Voices"; (3) "Fathers of Academically Successful Daughters: The Fathers' Voices"; (4) "a Diversity of Family Contexts: The Daughters' Voices"; (5) "Parenting and Educating for Success in Math and Science: Early Childhood through College"; (6) "Becoming a Black Woman: a Closer Look at Personal, Cultural, and Emotional Challenges"; and (7) "Raising Successful African American Young Women: What We Have Learned." Two appendices present an overview of the study procedures and descriptions of minority student development programs. (Contains approximately 300 references.) (Sm)
Balancing work and single fatherhood by Geoffrey L Greif( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Group work with populations at risk
Out of touch : when parents and children lose contact after divorceBuddy system : understanding male friendshipsBeating the odds : raising academically successful African American malesWhen parents kidnap : the families behind the headlines
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Greif, Geoff 1949-

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