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. 49, No. 2, April

Adolescent Sexuality and Parent-Adolescent Processes: Promoting Healthy Teen Choices
Adolescent Sexuality and Parent-Adolescent Processes: Promoting Healthy Teen Choices* Trends in adolescent sexual health, the relation between parenting and adolescent sexual outcomes, and adolescent sexuality interventions with a parent component are...
Ambiguous Loss
Boss, P (1999). Ambiguous Loss. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 140 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-674-017382, price $22.00. What does a family do when the whereabouts of a loved one is unknown? How does a family cope when a member is physically present...
An Essay for Practitioners-Solution Focused Strategic Parenting of Challenging Teens: A Class for Parents
This parenting class combines concepts and interventions associated with solution focused and strategic family therapy. The class continues to evolve after two years of delivery. The original goal was to combine didactic and group processes to assist...
An Examination of the Trajectory of the Adult Child's Caregiving for an Elderly Patient
Study objective was to delineate stages irt filial role development from recognition of responsibility to provision of help. Fifty-three adult child-elderly parent pairs reported on parent health status and child,filial behaviors. Child concern was unrelated...
Avoidance and Attacking Conflict-Resolution Strategies among Married Couples: Relations to Depressive Symptoms and Marital Satisfaction
Avoidance and Attacking Conflict-Resolution Strategies Among Married Couples: Relations to Depressive Symptoms and Marital Satisfaction* This study examined the relation of depressive symptoms and marital satisfac(tion to conflict-resolution strategies...
Digital Dating and Virtual Relating: Conceptualizing Computer Mediated Romantic Relationships
This article reviews Internet history and culture that have contributed to the recent emergence of a subset of romantic interpersonal relationships known as computer mediated relationships. Characteristics of these relationships in comparison to face-to...
Envisioning Fatherhood: A Social Psychological Perspective on Young Men without Kids
Envisioning Fatherhood: A Social Psychological Perspective on Young Men without Kids* Using in-depth interviews and a purposive sample of 32 men ages 16-30 who have not yet fathered a child, our grounded theoy study examined how men envision aspects...
Filling the Gaps: Hard to Teach Topics in Sexuality Education
Goldfarb, E. S., & Casparian, E. M, (Eds,). (1998). Filling the Gaps: Hard to Teach Topics in Sexuality Education. New York: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). 183 pages. Paper ISBN N/A, price $19.95. Although...
Identifying the Family, Job, and Workplace Characteristics of Employees Who Use Work-Family Benefits
A contextual effects perspective is used to identify family, job, and workplace characteristics associated with the use of work family benefits by 527 employees in 83 businesses. Parents of dependent children are no more likely than other employees to...
Lodge Programs Serving Family Functions for People with Psychiatric Disabilities
Lodge Programs Serving Family Functions for People with Psychiatric Disabilities* People affiliated with lodges, a community program for people with psychiatric disabilities, were interviewed through small group faceto face and telephone interviews about...
Mothers' Experiences of an Adult Child HIV/AIDS Diagnosis: Maternal Responses to and Resolutions of Accountability for AIDS
Mothers' Experiences of an Adult Child's HIV/AIDS Diagnosis: Maternal Responses to and Resolutions of Accountability far AIDS* Based on 13 in-depth interviews, this paper addresses mothers' initial reactions to an adult child's HIV diagnosis. Mothers...
Parenting Expectations and Concerns of Fathers and Mothers of Newborn Infants
Parenting Expectations and Concerns of Fathers and Mothers of Newborn Infants` Mothers and their partners were interviewed in the Labor and Delivery units of two hospitals in Tennessee. An association was found between level of mother's concern about...
Re-Visioning Family Therapy
McGoldrick, M. (Ed.). (1998. Re-visioning Family Therapy. New York: Guilford. 444 pages. Hardcover ISBN 1-57230027-2, price $40.00. Monica McGoldrick's edited book Re-visioning Family Therapy is an enlightening, provocative, and valuable resource available...
Social Work Practice with Families: A Diversity Model
Helton, L. R., & Jackson, M. (1997). Social Work Practice with Families: A Diversity Model. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 212 pages. Paperback ISBN 0-205-16704-7; price $42.00. The title of this book is attractive. However, readers who...
Strategies for Racial Identity Development: Narratives of Black and White Women in Interracial Partner Relationships
Strategies for Racial Identity Development: Narratives of Black and White Women in Interracial Partner Relationships* This exploratary qualitative study used individual interviews and a focus group to investigate how women in Black-White interracial...
The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place
Fullilove, M. T ( 1999). The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 160 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-8032-2007-3, price $20.00. Mindy Thompson Fullilove argues that the human struggles for identity and...
Three Seductive Ideas
Kagan, J. ( 1998). Three Seductive Ideas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 232 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-674$9033-7, price $27.50. If you have ever doubted that reflections on the philosophy of science could be both lively and provocative, this...
Young Adult Children and Grandchildren in Primary Caregiver Roles to Older Relatives and Their Service Needs
Exponsion of the family to four generations has resulted in a new population of caregivers to elderly members: young adults. Our study provides both quantitative and qualitative findings on children and grandchildren (N = 43), aged 40 years and younger,...