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. 50, No. 4, October

Adopting the Caregiver Role: A Family Legacy
Adopting the Caregiver Role: A Family Legacy* A qualitative study was done to investigate how adult children become caregivers to older parents with functional impairments and what roles their own children adopt in their family's care arrangements. In-depth...
A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children
McNair-Blatt, S. (2000). A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey. 218 pages. ISBN: 0-89789-653-X. Price: $39.95. McNair-Blatt offers a practical guidebook for raising foster children. She focuses entirely on the foster...
Can Communities Assess Support for Preventing Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use? Reliability and Validity of a Community Assessment Inventory
Can Communities Assess Support for Preventing Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use? Reliability and Validity of a Community Assessment Inventory* This study examines the reliability and validity of the Youth Support Inventory, a tool designed for community...
Decision-Making Power, Autonomy, and Communication in Remarried Spouses Compared with First-Married Spouses
Decision-Making Power, Autonomy, and Communication in Remarried Spouses Compared With First-Married Spouses* The current study evaluated differences between remarried and first-married individuals in communication and standards for autonomy and decision-making...
Informal Help in the Assisted Living Setting: A 1-Year Analysis
Informal Help in the Assisted Living Setting: A 1-Year Analysis* Using statewide data from Oregon (N = 596 at baseline), this study compares informal help received by assisted living (AL) and nursing home (NH) residents over a I -year period. The analysis...
Interparental Agreement, Parent-Child Responsiveness, and Children's Peer Competence
Interparental Agreement, Parent-Child Responsiveness, and Children's Peer Competence* This study examined associations between interparental agreement, parent-child responsiveness, and children's social competence with peers. Assessments of interparental...
Interpersonal Relationships
Dwyer, D. (2000). Interpersonal Relationships. Philadelphia: Routledge. 169 pages. ISBN 0-415-19624-8. Price: $14.95. Interpersonal Relationships is a first- or second-year textbook that addresses issues of friendship and intimate relationships in more...
Learning Centers in Child Care Settings
Stafford-Upshaw, E, & Myers-Walls, J. A. (1999). Learning Centers in Child Care Settings. Purdue University: Purdue Cooperative Extension. (http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/CDFS) This educational resource is a training program to help caregivers plan and...
No Ordinary Life: Parenting the Sexually Abused Child and Adolescent
Knauer, S. (2000). No Ordinary Life: Parenting the Sexually Abused Child and Adolescent. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. 172 pages. ISBN 0398-07026-1. Price: $24.95. This book aims to help the reader appreciate the dynamics that often occur in the...
Parental Distress as a Mediator of Problem Behaviors in Sons of Alcohol-Involved Families
Parental Distress as a Mediator of Problem Behaviors in Sons of Alcohol-Involved Families* Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypothesis that parental distress would mediate the relations between parental lifetime alcohol and physical...
Processes Underlying Children's Adjustment in Families Characterized by Physical Aggression
Processes Underlying Children's Adjustment in Families Characterized by Physical Aggression* Key Words: child adjustment, family violence, internalizing behaviors, parenting behaviors, physical aggression, prosocial behaviors. The hypothesis that physical...
RELATE: Relationship Evaluation of the Individual, Family, Cultural, and Couple Contexts
RELATE: Relationship Evaluation of the Individual, Family, Cultural, and Couple Contexts* The purpose of this article is to present the conceptual model underlying RELATE, a relationship evaluation instrument, and to describe how this instrument can...
Stepfamilies: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective
Berger, R. (1998). Stepfamilies: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective. New York: Haworth. 254 pages. ISBN 0-78900281-7. Price: $29.95. Stepfamilies are a segment of the population with whom family practitioners often interact, yet practitioners may have little...
Teaching to Transform: From Volatility to Solidarity in an Interdisciplinary Family Studies Classroom
Teaching to Transform: From Volatility to Solidarity in an Interdisciplinary Family Studies Classroom* Teaching about multicultural families and the xenophobia (e.g., racism, sexism, heterosexism) they experience can be volatile. We describe a transformative...
The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives (3Rd Ed.)
Carter, B., & McGoldrick, M. (1999). The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives (3rd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 541 pages. ISBN 0-205-20009-5. Price: $73. The third edition of Carter and McGoldrick...
The Self in Social Psychology
Baumeister, R. E (Ed.). (1999). The Self iri Social Psychology. Philadelphia: Psychology Press. 493 pages. ISBN: 0-86377-573-X. Price: $34.95. The "self" has enjoyed increasing prominence in western thinking for decades, even centuries. Roy Baumeister...
The Transmission of Psychopathology from Parents to Offspring: Development and Treatment in Context
The Transmission of Psychopathology From Parents to Offspring: Development and Treatment in Context* In their research report, Loukas et al. report that parental alcoholism is prognostic of childhood behavior problems, both directly, through genetic...
Understanding AIDS: A Comparison of Children in the United States and Thailand
Understanding AIDS: A Comparison of Children in the United States and Thailand* Replicating a prior U.S. study, data were gathered from preschool and school-age children in Thailand (n = 80). Taking a developmental perspective, Thai children's knowledge...
Women, Family and Child Care in India: A World in Transition
Seymour, S. C. (1999). Women, Family and Child Care in India: A World in Transition. New York: Cambridge University Press. 323 pages. Paper ISBN 0-521-59884-2. Price: $21.95. Drawing from her anthropological research in India from 1965 to 1989, Seymour...

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