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. 53, No. 4, July

An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
L. L. Hecker and J. L. Wetcher. (Eds.). 2003. An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Clinical Practice Press. 625 pp. Hardcover ISBN: 0-7890-0276-0, $79.95; Paperback ISBN: 0-78900277-9, $49.95.As a field that was once...
Are College Marriage Textbooks Teaching Students the Premarital Predictors of Marital Quality?*
We evaluated 10 college marriage textbooks for their efficacy in teaching the premarital predictors of marital quality identified in the literature. They also were evaluated on their use of an integrative teaching approach that personalizes the content...
Between Parent and Child
H. Ginott and H. W. Goddard. (2003). Between Parent and child. New York: Three Rivers Press. 231 pp. Paperback ISBN: 0-609-80988-1, $13.00.Words can hurt, especially when spoken by a parent. As acknowledged in the revised and updated version of Between...
Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy: A Practitioner's Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs
D. A. Baptiste, Jr. (Ed.). (2002). Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy: A Practitioner's Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs, Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. 430 pp. Hardcover, $69.95; Paperback, $34.95. ISBN...
Family Therapy Trainees' Perceptions of Divorced Mothers: A Test of Bias in Information Recall
The purpose of this study was to investigate marriage and family therapy (MFT) trainees' perceptions of divorced mothers relative to married mothers. We used a recall design in which participants recalled details from a vignette about either a divorced...
Fathering at Risk: Helping Nonresidential Fathers
J. R. Dudley and G. Stone. (2001). Fathering at Risk: Helping Nonresidential Fathers. New York: Springer, 326 pp. ISBN: 0-8261-1418-0, $46.95.As suggested by the title, the purpose of Fathering at Risk: Helping Nonresidential Fathers is to make a case...
Formative Evaluation of a Family Life Education Web Site*
Hundreds of family life education Web sites are available on the Internet, allowing individuals and families unprecedented access to family life education information. Evaluation is critical to ensuring the quality of and improving these Web sites; yet,...
Global Perspectives in Family Therapy: Development, Practice, Trends
K. S. Ng. (Ed.). (2003). Global Perspectives in Family Therapy: Development, Practice, Trends. New York: BrunnerRoutledge. 234 pp. Hardcover ISBN: 1-58391-311-4, $39.95.Global Perspectives in Family Therapy provides an overview of the history, development,...
"It Wasn't 'Let's Get Pregnant and Go Do It':" Decision Making in Lesbian Couples Planning Motherhood Via Donor Insemination
The process that lesbian couples experienced in using donor insemination (DI) to become parents was examined in this study through interviews of 10 lesbians. Using a decision-making framework embedded in feminist theory, results identified the major...
Mate Selection across Cultures
R. R. Hamon and B. B. Ingoldsby. (Eds.). (2003). Mate Selection Across Cultures. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 296 p. Paperback ISBN: 0-7619-2592-9, $34.95.Hamon's and Ingoldsby's Mate Selection Across Cultures is an engaging and informative collection of...
Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth
Anglin, J. P. (2002). Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. Hardcover ISBN: 0-7890-2141-4, $39.95; Paperback ISBN: 0-78902141-2, $27.95.Anglin successfully...
Sibling Influences on Adolescents' Attitudes toward Safe Sex Practices*
We examined the role of older siblings in protecting adolescents from engaging in unsafe sexual practices. Participants included 297 midwestern high school students who were approximately 17 years old and who responded to questionnaires assessing their...
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Its Effective Use in Agency Settings
T. Pichot and Y. M. Dolan. (2003). Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Its Effective Use in Agency Settings. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. 244 pp. Hardcover ISBN 0-7890-1553-1 6: $49.95; Paperback ISBN 0-7890-1554-4: $32.95.This book provides a practical...
Sustaining Community-Based Programs for Families: Conceptualization and Measurement*
A conceptual model for evaluating community-based program sustainability is presented, along with a 53-item Program Sustainability Index (PSI). Structural equation modeling (SEM) and principal axis factor analysis indicate strong support for each of...
Tensions Generated by Business Issues in Farm Business-Owning Couples*
Business tensions were investigated for farm couples. Wives reported higher tension in four out of seven business tensions. Profit was the highest priority for husbands, whereas wives identified good family relationships as the highest priority. Transferring...
The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children
R. Geffner. R. S. Igelman. and J. Zellner. (Eds.). 2003 The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. 309 pp. Paperback ISBN 0-7890-2161-7: $39.95.The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children is an edited...
When Parents Disagree and What You Can Do about It (Rev. Ed.)
R. Taffel and R. Israeloff. (2003). When Parents Disagree and What You Can Do About It (Rev. Ed.). New York: Guilford Press, 256 pp. Paperback ISBN: 1-57230-796-X, $16.95.When Parents Disagree attempts to expose what the authors see as the basis for...
Wives' Domain-Specific "Marriage Work" with Friends and Spouses: Links to Marital Quality*
This study examined the friendship experiences of 52 wives and mothers, with particular attention given to wives' marriage work (discussions about concerns and problems in the marriage) in 10 domains with friends and spouses. A series of within-subjects...
Women, Power, and Ethnicity: Working toward Reciprocal Empowerment
P. S. E. Darlington and B. M. Mulvaney. (2003). Women, Power, and Ethnicity: Working Toward Reciprocal Empowerment. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 241 pp. Paperback ISBN: 0-7890-1059-3, $24.95.Women, Power, and Ethnicity uses ethnographic methods to...
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