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. 51, No. 3, July

An Experimental Study of an Empowerment-Based Intervention for African American Head Start Fathers
This study examined the effects of an empowerment intervention, Men as Teachers, on African American Head Start fathers. Fathers were randomly assigned to the empowerment program or to a control group in which participants viewed a five-part videotape...
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A Qualitative Study of Marital Process and Depression in Older Couples
A Qualitative Study of Marital Process and Depression in Older Couples* Although research has established that depression in later life can negatively impact the quality of an individual's life, few studies have addressed the relationship between depression...
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Arenas of Comfort in Adolescence: A Study of Adjustment in Context
Call, K. T, & Mortimer, J. L. (2001). Arenas of Comfort in Adolescence: A Study of Adjustment in Context. Mahwah. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 171 pp. ISBN 0-8058-2786-2. Price: $49.95 (hardcover). This book takes a refreshingly balanced approach to exploring...
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Dr. Spock on Parenting: Sensible, Reassuring Advice for Today's Parent
Spock, B. (2001). Dr. Spock on Parenting: Sensible, Reassuring Advice for Today's Parent. New York: Pocket Books. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-743-42683-5. Price: $16.95 (paperback). Dr. Benjamin Spock made enormous contributions to the world of parenting and child...
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Factors Associated with Distress among Support-Seeking Adoptive Parents
This study examined the collective effects of background factors, adoptive strains, and coping resources on emotional distress among 99 adoptive parents who responded to a mailed questionnaire. Multiple regression analysis revealed that parents reporting...
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Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research
Hanson, S. M. H. (2001). (Ed.) Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: E A. Davis. 469 pp. ISBN: 0-8036-0598-6. Price: $37.95 (paperback). Family Health Care Nursing provides the conceptual underpinnings...
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Family Life Education: An Introduction
Powell, L. H., & Cassidy, D. (2001). Family Life Education: An Introduction. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-7674-0570-6. Price: $55.40 (hardcover). Powell and Cassidy's Family Life Education: An Introduction is written as...
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Family-Oriented Program Models and Professional Helpgiving Practices
Family-Oriented Program Models and Professional Helpgiving Practices* The relationship between different models of family level interventions and two components of practitioner helpgiving (relational practices and participatory practices) was examined...
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How Caregiving Grandparents View Support Groups for Grandchildren in Their Care
How Caregiving Grandparents View Support Groups for Grandchildren in Their Care* Forty-two grandparents who were primary caregivers to grandchildren completed self-administered questionnaires and 28 also participated in focus groups to provide their...
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Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out
Savin-Williams, R. C. (2001). Mom, Dad, I'm Gav: How Families Negotiate Coming Out. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 276 pp. ISBN: 1-55798741-6. Price: $39.95 (hardcover). Savin-Williams wrote this book to debunk popular notions of...
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Placing Feminist Education within the Three Paradigms of Knowledge and Action
Placing Feminist Education Within the Three Paradigms of Knowledge and Action* Use of the three paradigms of knowledge and action (instrumental-technical, interpretive, and critical-emancipatory) to achieve the goals of feminist family education is explored....
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Rethinking Family Development Theory: Teaching with the Systemic Family Development (SFD) Model
STRATEGIES & TECHNIQUES Although family development theon, has made significant contributions to the field of family studies, virtually all of the models based on this theory are fraught with two.fundamental conceptual weaknesses: the assumption...
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Shelter in a Time of Storm: Parenting in Poor Rural African American Communities
Shelter in a Time of Storm: Parenting in Poor Rural African American Communities* This study focuses on strengths and challenges of poor rural African American parents. Ninety-two participants responded to semistructured interview questions about parenting,...
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Successful Aging: Integrating Contemporary Ideas, Research Findings, and Intervention Strategies
Friedrich, Douglas D. (2001). Successful Aging: Integrating Contemporary Ideas, Research Findings, and Intervention Strategies. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas. 332 pp. ISBN: 0-398-07167-5. Price: $69.95 (hardcover). ISBN: 0398-07168-3. Price: $47.95...
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Temperament and the Quality of Best Friendships: Effect of Same-Sex Sibling Relationships
Temperament and the Quality of Best Friendships: Effect of Same-Sex Sibling Relationships* The authors examined whether early adolescents' sibling relationships ameliorate the effects of a difficult temperament on best friendships, exploring whether...
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The Influence of Sexual Risk Communication between Parents and Daughters on Sexual Risk Behaviors
The Influence of Sexual Risk Communication Between Parents and Daughters on Sexual Risk Behaviors* Two hundred thirty-four 19- to 21-year-old women completed interviews that assessed parent-adolescent relations, sexual communication, and selected sexual...
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The Promotion of Wellness in Children and Adolescents
Cicchetti, D., Rappaport, J., Sandler, I., & Weissberg, R., (Eds.) (2000). The Promotion of Wellness in Children and Adolescents. Washington, DC: CWLA Press. 515 pp. ISBN 0-87868-791-2. Price: $28.95 (paperback). The 16 chapters in The Promotion...
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The Role of Father Participation in the Treatment of Childhood Mood Disorders
The Role of Father Participation in the Treatment of Childhood Mood Disorders* This article focuses on the role of fathers in family interventions designed to deal with mental illness (with particular emphasis given to childhood mood disorders) and the...
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