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. 46, No. 4, October

African American and White Mothers of Adults with Chronic Disabilities: Caregiving Burden and Satisfaction
African American and White Mothers of Adults With Chronic Disabilities: Caregiving Burden and Satisfaction* Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D.,** Julie Hicks Patrick, and Christopher J. Burant A model is developed and tested that explains the effects of race on the...
Aging and Generational Relations: Life-Course and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Hareven, Tamara K. (Ed.) (1996). Aging and Generational Relations: Life-Course and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter 328 pp. Paper ISBN 0202-3050-0, price $29.95. This edited book resulted from the International Conference...
Child Externalizing Behavior and Parents' Stress: The Role of Social Support
Liza M. Suarez and Bruce L. Baker** We studied the role of social support (marital adjustment, spousal support, and global support) in the relationship between child externalizing behavior problems and mothers' and fathers ' well being. Seventy-five...
Children in Jeopardy: Can We Break the Cycle of Poverty?
Harris, I. B. (1996). Children in Jeopardy: Can We Break the Cycle of Poverty? New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 236 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-300-06892-1, price $27.50. The number of children and families confronted by the devasting effects of poverty...
Contributions to Depression in Latina Mothers with and without Children with Retardation: Implications for Caregiving
Contributions to Depression in Latina Mothers With and Without Children With Retardation: Implications for Caregiving* Jan Blacher**, Steven Lopez, Johanna Shapiro, and Judith Fusco Contributions to depression in 148 Latina mothers with and 101 without...
Differences in Service Needs, Time Demands, and Caregiving Burden among Parents of Persons with Mental Retardation across the Life Cycle
Differences in Service Needs, Time Demands, and Caregiving Burden Among Parents of Persons With Mental Retardation Across the Life Cycle* This study compared the service needs, time demands, and subjective burden of parent caregivers of children and...
Editorial
This Special Issue of Family Relations is devoted entirely to papers on families who provide care to a son or daughter with a disability. The papers included in this issue consider the social, psychological and life course issues which influence the...
Exploring the Impact of Culture and Acculturation on Older Families Caregiving for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Exploring the Impact of Culture and Acculturation on Older Families Caregiving for Persons With Developmental Disabilities* Philip McCallion,** Matthew Janicki, and Lucinda Grant-Griffin A series of focus group meetings were held with African American,...
Families and Caregiving across the Life Course: Research Advances on the Influence of Context
Families and Caregiving Across the Life Course: Research Advances on the Influence of Context* This Special Issue of Family Relations is devoted entirely to papers on families and caregiving across the life course. In all of these papers, the focus is...
Family Caregiving from the Inside
Black, K. In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History. 1996. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. 307 pps. ISBN 0-201-40739-6. Hardcover. 23.00 USD. Cohen, M. D. Dirty Details: The Days and Nights of A Well Spouse. 1996. Philadelphia: Temple University...
Is There Anything Left to Say about Family Caregiving?
Aneshensel, C. S., Pearlin, L. I., Mullan, J. T., Zarit, S. H., and Whitlatch, Carol J. (1995). Profiles in Caregiving: The Unexpected Career. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. 385 pp. Paper ISBN-0-12-059540-0, price $39.95. Hooyman, N. R. and Gonyea, J....
Life-Course and Severe Mental Illness: Implications for Caregiving within the Family of Later Life
Life-Course and Severe Mental Illness: Implications for Caregiving Within the Family of Later Life* Judith A. Cook**, Bertram J. Cohler, Susan A. Pickett, and Jeff A. Beeler This analysis applies a life-course perspective to the study of family caregiving...
Maternal and Paternal Caregiving of Persons with Mental Retardation across the Lifespan
Maternal and Paternal Caregiving of Persons With Mental Retardation Across the Lifespan* Tamar Heller**, Kelly Hsieh, and Louis Rowitz The study compared the objective (time demands and support provided) and subjective dimensions (caregiving burden)...
Parental Stress, Care Demands, and Use of Support Services for School-Age Children with Disabilities and Behavior Problems
Parental Stress, Care Demands, and Use of Support Services for School-Age Children With Disabilities and Behavior Problems* Frank J. Floyd and Erin M. Gallagher** Data were obtained from mothers and fathers of children (N = 231) with mental retardation...
Predictors of Support Group Participation among Families of Persons with Mental Illness
Predictors of Support Group Participation Among Families of Persons With Mental Illness* Tamar Heller**, Jennifer A. Roccoforte, and Judith A. Cook Participants (n = 131) and non-participants (n = 59) of support groups for families of persons with mental...
Review of Preventing Child Maltreatment through Social Support: A Critical Analysis
Thompson, Ross A., Review of Preventing Child Maltreatment through Social Support: A Critical Analysis. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA 1995, 224 pgs. Price $19.95 pp ISBN 0803955952 The popular idea that child maltreatment can be prevented through...
Siblings of Adults with Mental Retardation or Mental Illness: Effects on Lifestyle and Psychological Well-Being
Siblings of Adults With Mental Retardation or Mental Illness: Effects on Lifestyle and Psychological Well-Being* Marsha Mailick Seltzer**, Jan S. Greenberg, Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, Rachel M. Gordon, and Katherine Judge Siblings of adults with mental...
Synthesizing the Family Caregiving Studies: Implications for Service Planning, Social Policy, and Further Research
Family caregiving is a product of social policy generated by multiple factors: clinical, fiscal, legal, and humanistic. In previous times families were always the caregivers of their disabled members; it is only in recent history that resources such...
The Differential Effects of Social Support on the Psychological Well-Being of Aging Mothers of Adults with Mental Illness or Mental Retardation
The Differential Effects of Social Support on the Psychological Well-Being of Aging Mothers of Adults With Mental Illness or Mental Retardation* Jan S. Greenberg**, Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, and Hea-won Kim Aging mothers of adults...
The Individual, the Family, and Social Good: Personal Fulfillment in Time of Change
Melton, Gary B., The Individual, the Family, and Social Good: Personal Fulfillment in Time of Change. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. 227 pp. IBSN #0803231857, cloth price $35; paper price: $20. This volume is the forty-second to be...
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