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. 2, April

A Family Resilience Framework: Innovative Practice Applications
SPECIAL COLLECTION An overview of a research-informed family resilience framework, developed as a conceptual map to guide clinical intervention and prevention efforts with vulnerable families is presented. Building on studies of individual and family...
Attitudes about Covenant Marriage and Divorce: Policy Implications from a Three-State Comparison
Attitudes About Covenant Marriage and Divorce: Policy Implications From a Three-State Comparison* We report research on public opinions about covenant marriage and divorce to inform policy analysts of the social climate in which these legal initiatives...
Development of a Web-Based Evaluation System: A Tool for Measuring Life Skills in Youth and Family Programs
Development of a Web-Based Evaluation System: A Tool for Measuring Life Skills in Youth and Family Programs* The need for evaluation of youth and family programming has never been more acute, yet practitioners often do not have the tools to conduct effective...
Families, History, and Social Change: Life-Course and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Hareven, T. K. (1999). Families, History; and Social Change: Life-Course and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 334 pages. ISBN 0-8133-9079-6. Price: $28.00. After decades of debate, family scholars still disagree on the nature...
Family Resiliency in Childhood Cancer
SPECIAL COLLECTION Family Resiliency in Childhood Cancer* Based on in-depth interviews with 42 parents (25 mothers, 17 fathers) in 26 families who had had a child treated for cancer within the previous 3 years, resiliency factors that helped the family...
Linking Employment Status, Maternal Psychological Well-Being, Parenting, and Children's Attributions about Poverty in Families Receiving Government Assistance
Linking Employment Status, Maternal Psychological Well-Being, Parenting, and Children's Attributions About Poverty in Families Receiving Government Assistance* Functional changes in rural African American single-mother-headed families after the implementation...
Low-Income Fathers and "Responsible Fatherhood" Programs: A Qualitative Investigation of Participants' Experiences
Low-Income Fathers and "Responsible Fatherhood" Programs: A Qualitative Investigation of Participants' Experiences* The authors present the voices of 20 low-income fathers, all participants in a Responsible Fatherhood (RF) program in a large urban area....
Mothers and Fathers of Adults with Mental Retardation: Feelings of Intergenerational Closeness
Mothers and Fathers of Adults With Mental Retardation: Feelings of Intergenerational Closeness* On the basis of a sample of 96 married mothers and fathers, this study investigated older parents' feelings of closeness with a coresident son or daughter...
Predictors of Children's Intervention-Induced Resilience in a Parenting Program for Divorced Mothers
Predictors of Children's Intervention-Induced Resilience in a Parenting Program for Divorced Mothers* This study examined predictors of intervention-induced resilience in children of divorce whose mothers participated in a preventive parenting program....
Psychology and the Aging Revolution: How We Adapt to Longer Life
Psychology and the Aging Revolution: How We Adapt to Longer Life. S. H. Qualls, & N, Abeles (Eds.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2000. 313 pp. ISBN: 1-55798-707-6, 539.95 (hardcover). This book emerged from a special session...
Resilience and Development: Positive Life Adaptations
Resilience and Development: Positive Life Adaptations. M. D. Glantz, & J. L. Johnson (Eds.). New York: Kluwer Academic, 1999. 303 pp. ISBN 0-306-46123-4. $49.50 (hardcover). The answer to why one should read this book comes through loud and clear...
Resilience and Families
SPECIAL COLLECTION The concept of resilience, especially among children, has been the focus of growing attention from scholars and from the general public for more than 2 decades. Psychologists and psychiatrists, such as Michael Rutter, Norman Garmezy,...
Resilient Marriages: From Alcoholism and Adversity to Relationship Growth
Resilient Marriages: From Alcoholism and Adversity to Relationship Growth. K. J. Shirley. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. 207 pp. ISBN 0-8476-9383-X. $22.95 (paper). The power of the marriage relationship is sometimes revealed in its ability...
Teen Moms Talking
Teen Moms Talking. Plainview, NY: The Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 1994. Catalog #: VD 377 S2 30542. $149.95 (video): Teen Moms Talking is among the endeavors to tackle the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy in the United States. As stated in the leader's...
The Dynamics of Cris Intervention: Loss as the Common Denominator
The Dynamics of Crisis Intervention: Loss as the Common Denominator. J. W. Mitchell. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1999. 275 pp. ISBN 0-398-06915-8. $59.95 (hardcover). Crises are frequent, diverse, and pervasive aspects of human life. As such,...
The Role of Maternal Beliefs in Predicting Home Learning Activities in Head Start Families
The Role of Maternal Beliefs in Predicting Home Learning Activities in Head Start Families* A conceptual model specifying that maternal beliefs (maternal self-efficacy, perceived control) mediate the relation between child-- family characteristics (child's...
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