Family Relations

Family Relations is a journal for family practitioners and academics on relationships across the life cycle with implications for intervention, education and public policy. It is published five times a year by the National Council on Family Relations. Editorial headquarters are in Blacksburg, Va. It has been in publication since 1951. Subjects covered include sociology, marriage and family.

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 3, July

Are Adopted Children and Their Parents at Greater Risk for Negative Outcomes?
L. DiAnne Borders,** Lynda K. Black, and B. Kay Pasley Drawing from the National Survey of Families and Households data set, a group of adopted children and their parents (n = 72) and a matched group of biological children and their parents were identified....
Assessment of Family Stress across Low-, Medium-, and High-Risk Samples Using the Family Events Checklist
Assessment of Family Stress Across Low-, Medium-, and High-Risk Samples Using the Family Events Checklist* Philip A. Fisher,** Beverly I. Fagot, and Craig S. Leve This study examines family stress across normative, moderate risk, and high-risk samples....
Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women
Siegel, R. J., & Cole, E. (Eds.). (1997). Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women. New York: Harrington Park Press. 333 pages. Paper ISBN 1-56023-913-1, price $19.95. The subtitle, Patterns in a Feminist Sampler, is a lovely descriptive summary of...
Couple Coping and Adjustment to Multiple Sclerosis in Care Receiver-Carer Dyads
Kenneth I. Pakenham* The present study examined the utility of coping congruency and the average level of couple coping, in explaining adjustment to multiple sclerosis (MS) in care receiver-carer dyads. Forty-five dyads were interviewed and completed...
Defining Eldercare for Policy and Practice: Perspectives Matter
Shauna-Vi Hariton, Norah Keating,** and Janet Fast A Canadian policy paradigm is that informal care for older adults is better and cheaper than formal services. We conducted focus groups with older adults, family members, friends and neighbors, volunteers,...
Divorce and Remarriage: International Studies
Everett, C. A. (Ed.). (1997). Divorce and Remarriage: International Studies. New York: Haworth. 228 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-7890-0319-8, price $49.95. This book is a reprint of the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage (1997), Vol. 26, Nos. 3/4 in hardcover....
Effects of Stressors on Parenting Attitudes and Family Functioning in a Primary Prevention Program
Effects of Stressors on Parenting Attitudes and Family Functioning in a Primary Prevention Program* Jennifer Peterson and Dale R. Hawley** The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between social stressors and parental attitudes and...
Interstate Comparisons of Child Support Orders Using State Guidelines
Interstate Comparisons of Child Support Orders Using State Guidelines* Maureen A. Pirog,** Marilyn E. Klotz, and Katharine V. Byers This article examines changes in child support orders over the past ten years across states. Specifically, this article...
Parental Coping Strategies and Strengths in Families of Young Children with Disabilities
Parental Coping Strategies and Strengths in Families of Young Children with Disabilities* Sharon Lesar Judge** This study investigated the relationship between parental perceptions of coping strategies and family strengths in families of young children...
Parenting Alliance as a Predictor of Father Involvement: An Exploratory Study
An Exploratory Study* Brent A. McBride** and Thomas R. Rane The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the relationship between perceptions of the parenting alliance, marital quality, and the amount of involvement fathers have in raising their...
Russian Adolescents in the Era of Emergent Democracy: The Role of Family Environment in Substance Use and Depression
Russian Adolescents in the Era of Emergent Democracy: The Role of Family Environment in Substance Use and Depression* Scott D. Scheer** and Donald G. Unger A sample of 159 Russian adolescents was surveyed at a suburban Moscow secondary school in 1992....
Separating Together: How Divorce Transforms Families
Stewart, A. J., Copeland, A. P., Chester, N. L., Malley, J. E., & Barenbaum, N. C. (1997). Separating Together: How Divorce Transforms Families. New York: Guilford. 293 pages. Hardcover ISBN 1-57230-235-6, price $36.95. This volume reports on a longitudinal...
The Effectiveness of a Visitation Program in Fostering Visits with Noncustodial Parents
This investigation provides initial information about the effectiveness of a supervised visitation program to maintain the relationship between parent(s) and their adjudicated child(ren) through supervised visits. Through comparative analysis, this study...
The Impact of Homelessness and Shelter Life on Family Relationships
The Impact of Homelessness and Shelter Life on Family Relationships* Elizabeth W. Lindsey** This study explored mothers' perceptions of how homelessness and shelter life affected family relationships. Participants reported increased closeness and heightened...
Treating Multi-Problem, High Stress Families: Suggested Strategies for Practitioners
It's Monday morning. Jan, a therapist at the Community Mental Health Center, is running late and rushing to make the 9:00 a.m. staff meeting. As she bursts through the conference room door, she sees her five colleagues beginning to sift through referral...