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A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
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Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
E-Dimas : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
eTropic : electronic journal of studies in the tropics     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)

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Journal Cover Family Relations
  [SJR: 0.679]   [H-I: 62]   [11 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0197-6664 - ISSN (Online) 1741-3729
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  • Family Boundary Ambiguity Among Transgender Youth
    • Authors: Jory M. Catalpa; Jenifer K. McGuire
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore family boundary ambiguity in the parent–child relationships of transgender youth.BackgroundTransgender youth may perceive a lack of clarity about whether parents will accept their authentic gender expression, continue to support them physically and emotionally, and regard them as a member of the family. Uncertainty about being in or out of the family and whether family relationships endure is stressful and can lead to psychological distress, a sense of ambiguous loss, and frozen grief.MethodEthnographic content analysis was conducted based on interviews with 90 transgender youth recruited from community centers in 10 regions across 3 countries.ResultsNarratives revealed that transgender youth experienced family boundary ambiguity related to relational ambiguity, structural ambiguity, and identity ambiguity. Each experience of ambiguity obscured whether participants remained in the family and interpersonally connected to their parents.ConclusionTransgender youth actively navigated complex and ambiguous parent–child relationships whereby participants attempted to reconcile their need for authentic gender expression combined with their need for family connectedness and acceptance.ImplicationsFamily clinicians, educators, and policymakers are urged to consider family and transgender resilience through a lens of ambiguous loss and to promote a gender-affirmative life-span approach to clinical care for transgender individuals and their families.
      PubDate: 2018-01-16T04:50:27.18163-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12304
       
  • Explaining the Consequences of Paternal Incarceration for Children's
           Behavioral Problems
    • Authors: Allison Dwyer Emory
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo measure the extent to which changes within children's families associated with paternal incarceration account for increased externalizing and acting-out behavior in children with incarcerated fathers.BackgroundPaternal incarceration has consistently been linked with aggression and acting-out behaviors in children, yet mechanisms underlying these behavioral problems remain unclear. Identifying these paths is essential for both understanding how incarceration contributes to intergenerational disadvantage and determining how best to mitigate the collateral consequences of incarceration for children.MethodLongitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study are used with structural equation modeling to test the extent to which the co-occurring changes to material hardship, family engagement, and caregiver stress mediate the association between paternal incarceration and child behavior at 9 years of age.ResultsTwo key findings emerged from this analysis. First, changes in family-level well-being account for nearly half of the total association between recent paternal incarceration and aggressive or externalizing behavior in children. Second, fathers' weakened family relationships and families' increased material hardship are the strongest and most consistent mechanisms explaining these outcomes.ConclusionIn clarifying pathways, these findings are an important step toward understanding and ultimately targeting the most harmful components of the incarceration experience for children.ImplicationsA wide array of prevention and intervention efforts exist to mitigate the implications of paternal incarceration for children. These analyses suggest that for child behavioral outcomes, focusing on incarceration-related changes to material hardship and father engagement occurring within families may be a productive way to disrupt intergenerational disadvantage.
      PubDate: 2018-01-11T04:06:14.619417-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12301
       
  • Scaffolding in Family Relationships: A Grounded Theory of Coming Out to
           Family
    • Authors: JhuCin Jhang
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo challenge the conceptualization that disclosure means coming out by creating a model of coming out inclusive of various lived experiences.BackgroundComing out has traditionally been conceptualized in Western literature as disclosing one's sexual minority identity to self and others. However, this conceptualization may not generalize to a collectivistic culture such as Taiwan.MethodTwo waves of interview data with 28 Taiwanese lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals were used to establish a grounded theory of coming out to family.ResultsThis grounded theory's core category is scaffolding for a stable family relationship, in which coming out is a scaffolding process. Three key propositions in this emergent theory are (a) LGB individuals and their parents have different sets of expectations for personal and family life that need to be reconciled, (b) scaffolding efforts create an iterative process in that they could either facilitate or inhibit reconciliation, and (c) the iterative process of scaffolding is influenced by a host of factors.ConclusionThis study established a grounded theory of coming out for Taiwanese LGB individuals and their families in which disclosures are often absent and scaffolding to reach goals is key.ImplicationsCultural background and the prolonged iterative process of coming out should be considered when theorizing about and providing relevant professional services to this population.
      PubDate: 2018-01-11T04:05:22.312796-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12302
       
  • Gay Fathers on the Margins: Race, Class, Marital Status, and Pathway to
           Parenthood
    • Authors: Megan Carroll
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo investigate stratification within gay fatherhood communities.BackgroundAs laws and attitudes have become friendlier to queer families in recent decades, gay fathers have experienced increased visibility in and through both media and scholarship. However, this visibility has been distributed unevenly along normative patterns of marital status, race, class, and kinship.MethodParticipant observation of gay fathers groups was conducted in California, Texas, and Utah over a period of 61 months. Using theoretical sampling of group members, 56 gay fathers also participated in semistructured interviews. Themes were identified and refined through a 3-stage iterative coding process, consistent with a grounded theory approach.ResultsFindings suggest that single gay fathers, gay fathers of color, and gay fathers who had children in heterosexual contexts occupy marginalized statuses within the gay fatherhood community. Gay fathers develop distinct mechanisms of resilience to respond to the challenges associated with their marginalization.ConclusionThe experiences of gay fathers on the margins highlight the negative consequences of gay fatherhood discourses that reproduce family normativity. The resources available through gay parenting groups simultaneously played a role in gay fathers' well-being, resilience, and marginalization.ImplicationsEfforts to expand opportunities for gay families should consider coalitions with other marginalized family forms. Gay parents who had children in heterosexual unions should be specifically targeted through gay parenting outreach.
      PubDate: 2018-01-10T09:25:22.342486-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12300
       
  • Youth Disclosure of Sexual Orientation to Siblings and Extended Family
    • Authors: Erika L. Grafsky; Katherine Hickey, Hoa N. Nguyen, John D. Wall
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore the processes and experiences associated with disclosing sexual orientation to siblings and extended family.BackgroundFew studies prioritize the experience of disclosing to siblings and extended family, despite its frequency and potential impact on the family unit. Extended family members often act as sources of support for youth; it is therefore worthwhile to consider whether this remains true during and after disclosure of sexual orientation.MethodInterview and questionnaire data were gathered from 22 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) youth, 14 to 21 years of age, from a large Midwestern U.S. city. Constructivist grounded theory informed the qualitative methodology and data analysis. We build on concepts of horizontal and vertical family relationships by also introducing the concept of diagonal relationships.ResultsParticipants described their relationships with aunts as possessing characteristics of horizontal and vertical relationships, allowing them to act as moderators and mediators of the parent–child relationship.ConclusionThe concepts of vertical, horizontal, and diagonal relationships take into consideration how the structure (e.g., hierarchy, egalitarianism, boundaries) and nature (e.g., closeness, reciprocity, mentorship) of various relationships shape the coming-out process for LGBQ youth, without dismissing the importance of either immediate or extended family members.ImplicationsThe emerging conceptualization can guide services and interventions as well as illuminate further research on the family systems of LGBQ youth.
      PubDate: 2018-01-04T04:30:25.052675-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12299
       
  • Brief Interventions for Couples: An Integrative Review
    • Authors: Jeremy B. Kanter; David G. Schramm
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo review brief couple interventions (BCIs), with a focus on contributions to theory, development, and implications for practice.BackgroundFor decades, scholars have observed the individual and societal costs of relationship instability. Due to these costs, state and federal agencies have invested millions of dollars in relationship and marriage education programs with the hope of promoting the positive effects associated with healthy relationships. However, the plausibility of many of these interventions has been challenged, suggesting a need for renewed focus on different approaches to promote relationship quality and stability throughout the life course.MethodWe searched numerous databases to review brief interventions used in multiple disciplines. This review resulted in 12 studies ranging from samples of young adults to established couples.ResultsWe found several interventions using distinct delivery methods and theoretical frameworks. These interventions targeted numerous individual and relational processes, such as self-esteem, distress related to conflict, and gratitude that promoted healthy relationship functioning.ConclusionWe provide evidence that brief interventions influence individual and relational processes by targeting factors relevant to couples across the life course. We ultimately find support for the utility of the vulnerability–stress–adaptation model when developing interventions for couples.ImplicationsOn the basis of our review, we end with numerous practical suggestions for clinicians to adopt when developing programs to promote healthy relationships.
      PubDate: 2017-12-27T10:26:12.234836-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12298
       
  • Tolerance Versus Support: Perceptions of Residential Community Climate
           Among LGB Parents
    • Authors: Ramona Faith Oswald; Jasmine M. Routon, Jenifer K. McGuire, Elizabeth Grace Holman
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo understand which aspects of residential communities are most salient for determining whether sexual minority parents classify their residential community climates as tolerant versus supportive.BackgroundMetropolitan hubs for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) parents are well established, but less is known about nonmetropolitan community climates for LGB parents. Residential community climate toward nonmetropolitan LGB persons may be particularly important to LGB parents because of the potential influences on child and family well-being.MethodOpen- and closed-ended survey data from a sample of 55 LGB parents were collected along with publically available data regarding their residential communities. Self-reported residential community climate (tolerant vs. supportive) and community involvement, as well as objective county and municipal climate were analyzed.ResultsCompared with LGB parents who perceived their communities to be tolerant (n = 38), parents who considered their residential communities to be supportive (n = 17) were more likely to live in counties characterized by legal support and broad social acceptance, were personally more likely to participate in LGB-focused social and political activities, had children with more exposure to other LGB families, and attended church less frequently.ConclusionHaving basic features of equity such as city ordinances and LGB organizations provides a foundation for tolerance in a community; however, individuals in a community must access personal and social supports and activities beyond work and church to feel truly supported.ImplicationsLGB parents' perceptions of climate reveal specific community features that need to be strengthened to promote family well-being.
      PubDate: 2017-12-20T00:01:06.636472-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12292
       
  • A Cultural-Variant Approach to Community-Based Participatory Research: New
           Ideas for Family Professionals
    • Authors: Tammy L. Henderson; Aya Shigeto, James J. Ponzetti, Anne B. Edwards, Jessica Stanley, Chandra Story
      Abstract: The cultural-variant community-based participatory research (CV-CBPR) model expands the traditional community-based participatory research (CBPR) model and supports the ongoing creation of innovative basic family and translational science. The CV-CBPR model supports family professionals using a cultural-variant perspective that discourages the use of a deficit or pathological lens. It also encourages inclusive and culture-sensitive practices in all stages of a project. After a brief review of diverse types of community or action-research projects and the nine principles of the traditional CBPR model, a cultural-variant perspective and related principles are described. We offer lessons learned from two project management experiences: a community-focused, disaster project with older survivors of Hurricane Katrina and a CBPR arctic-climate project with Alaska Native grandparents rearing grandchildren.
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T08:10:30.122479-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12269
       
  • From Discovery to Practice: Translating and Transforming Work–Family
           Research for the Health of Families
    • Authors: Maureen Perry-Jenkins; Rachel J. Herman, Hillary Paul Halpern, Katie Newkirk
      Abstract: In this article the meaning of translational research in the work and family field is examined. Specifically, we review findings from a longitudinal study of low-wage workers across the transition to parenthood and examine how this basic discovery research informs the next step in translational research, that of clinical practice. The authors describe three specific sets of findings that hold direct and immediate implications for interventions and policy that could support working families. We close with a discussion of how both translational and transdisciplinary research have the potential to inform evidence-based practice, social policy, and effective social action to decrease physical and mental health disparities among low-income, working families.
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T08:10:27.405409-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12267
       
  • Factors Associated with Romantic Relationship Self-Efficacy Following
           Youth-Focused Relationship Education
    • Authors: Ted G. Futris; Tara E. Sutton, Jeneé C. Duncan
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore how youths' perceived relationship self-efficacy following relationship education may vary on the basis of program and youth characteristics.BackgroundYouth-focused relationship education has been shown to promote attitudes and behaviors that foster healthy romantic relationships. Yet little is known about the factors associated with variations in these program outcomes.MethodUsing data collected from a convenience sample of 1,076 youth who participated in the Love U2: Relationship Smarts Plus program, structural equation models and multiple group analysis using chi-square difference tests were examined to assess whether and how various program and youth characteristics are associated with relationship self-efficacy.ResultsYouths' romantic relationship self-efficacy was greater when programming was offered within a week or weekly versus monthly, after school rather than in-school, and whether participants were female and had previous dating experiences. Several demographic factors (e.g., race, sex) moderated the influence of programmatic and individual characteristics on self-efficacy.ConclusionVariability exists in how relationship and marriage education programs are implemented in uncontrolled real-world settings. Our findings suggest that program outcomes may also vary on the basis of certain youth and program characteristics.ImplicationsPractitioners should carefully consider how the tailoring of program content and delivery to meet the needs of diverse audiences maintains program fidelity and can potentially influence program outcomes.
      PubDate: 2017-12-15T08:10:44.316868-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12288
       
  • From Education to Advocacy and Activism: Alternative Approaches for
           Translating Family Science to Policy
    • Authors: Bethany L. Letiecq; Elaine A. Anderson
      Abstract: Historically, translational family science frameworks focused on policy have delimited the roles family scientists can play and the approaches they can implement within the scientific realm. In this article, we call for an expanded translational research-to-policy framework that is inclusive of such roles as policy educator, scholar-advocate, and scholar-activist. We argue that, depending on the policy topic or context of one's research, different approaches and roles are needed to move family research to policy, especially when working with marginalized and disenfranchised families. We then present 3 approaches to family policy engagement, particularly at the local and state levels: family impact seminars, deliberative policy processes, and community-based participatory research. Each approach positions the family scientist to perform different roles—from policy educator to scholar-advocate to scholar-activist—in their translational work. We offer our reflections across roles and approaches and provide recommendations for future translational family science in the policy arena.
      PubDate: 2017-12-15T08:10:31.340203-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12274
       
  • Adapting the Ideas of Translational Science for Translational Family
           Science
    • Authors: Joseph G. Grzywacz; Jeffrey W. Allen
      Abstract: Family science has been doing translational science since before it came into vogue. Nevertheless, the field has been subjected to the same forces in the broader academy that have created a widening chasm between discovery and practice. Thus, the primary objective of this article is to translate the principles, concepts, and models of translational science to solidify an identity for family science and help the field move forward in broader academic, care delivery, and policy arenas. Alternative models of translational science, primarily from biomedicine but also from other disciplines, are reviewed and critically analyzed, and core concepts and principles are isolated, elaborated, and applied to family science. Family science's long-standing commitment to the doctrine of evidence-based practice, and its ongoing endorsement of the principles of scientific duality and multidisciplinary utility, places it in a preeminent position for using the zeitgeist of translational science to move forward. Nonetheless, the field has important epistemological, practical, professional, and curricular steps to complete to better position itself as a distinct and valued body of scientists. Ultimately, we argue that embracing the principles, concepts, and models of translational science should be leveraged by family science to help brand itself as a unique and essential social science field for enhancing the human condition.
      PubDate: 2017-12-15T08:10:29.332195-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12284
       
  • Family Science as Translational Science: A History of the Discipline
    • Authors: Raeann R. Hamon; Suzanne R. Smith
      Abstract: Family science has been a translational science since its inception. The history of family science began with an interdisciplinary group of scholars who came together to explore the complex nature of families during the discovery phase, paying particular attention to applying information to resolve family challenges. In the pioneering stage, family professionals struggled with naming the discipline and assembled professional groups that collected and applied information to benefit families. In the maturing stage, disciplinary leaders deemed that family science met the criteria of a bona fide discipline and the field's identity became more pronounced, with a great deal of translational work occurring. During the current stage, evaluation and innovation, family science professionals need to assess programs and practices to refine and better articulate and distinguish the field. This historical account accentuates the central importance of the translational nature of family science to the discipline's identity.
      PubDate: 2017-12-14T11:02:21.125661-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12273
       
  • Looking Backward, Around, and Forward: Family Science Has Always Been
           Translational Science
    • Authors: Joseph G. Grzywacz; Wendy Middlemiss
      PubDate: 2017-12-14T11:02:18.850592-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12280
       
  • Measuring Spousal Forgiveness: German Version of the Marital
           Offence-Specific Forgiveness Scale (MOFS-German)
    • Authors: Julia Haversath; Sören Kliem, Christoph Kröger
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo validate the German version of the Marital Offence—Specific Forgiveness Scale (MOFS-German).BackgroundForgiveness has positive effects on several relational variables. The MOFS (Paleari et al., 2009) is a useful instrument for measuring forgiveness in romantic relationships.MethodUsing a representative sample of individuals in the German population (N = 1,396), we conducted a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and analyzed internal consistency as well as associations with other measures. Then, using a sample of couples (N = 348), we analyzed dyadic data with hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) for convergent validity and subgroup differences.ResultsThe two-factor structure was replicated in the CFA. The dimensions Benevolence and Resentment/Avoidance showed acceptable internal consistency values, and their associations to other self-report measures supported convergent validity. Couples in counseling reported less Benevolence and more Resentment/Avoidance than couples not in counseling, and men reported more Benevolence and less Resentment/Avoidance than women.ConclusionsFindings support the MOFS-German's ability to assess spousal forgiveness, including differences between men and women as well as between couples in counseling and couples not in counseling.ImplicationsThe MOFS-German may now be used in the standardized assessment of marital forgiveness by clinicians and researchers.
      PubDate: 2017-12-13T10:31:16.611609-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12290
       
  • Translation That Transforms: Leadership and the Working Poor
    • Authors: Steven D. Mills
      Abstract: Translational science, at its core, is about knowledge making a positive difference in the well-being of others (Evans, 2012). This article explores how student attitudes, beliefs, and actions toward impoverished and working poor Americans were influenced by a data- and experience-driven understanding of this population. The context is an undergraduate course called ADE 4930: Leadership and the Working Poor, a 3-credit, service-learning course requiring students to become Internal Revenue Service–certified tax preparers and provide 40 hours of free tax preparation assistance to the working poor. Students translated empirical evidence and data offered by ADE4930 through three primary applications: (a) behavioral guidance related to tax preparation and the Earned Income Tax Credit, (b) attitudinal shifts about poverty related to structural disadvantages and the psychological impact of scarcity, and (c) social policy sophistication related to political compromise and the complexity of personal experience.
      PubDate: 2017-12-12T09:21:17.209959-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12275
       
  • Family Life Education: Translational Family Science in Action
    • Authors: Carol A. Darling; Dawn Cassidy, Marsha Rehm
      Abstract: Translational family science lies at the intersection of family research and the practice of family life education (FLE). Discussion of the foundational principles of FLE (education, prevention, strengths-based, and research and theory-based) and its key components (culture, context, content, and practice) provide a framework for considering the reciprocal relationship between family science and family life education in the context of translational family science. Further discussion is provided regarding possible barriers to progress and the need to better integrate discovery science and practice science.
      PubDate: 2017-12-12T09:21:12.471651-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12286
       
  • Legal Counseling and the Marriage Decision: The Impact of Same-Sex
           Marriage on Family Law Practice
    • Authors: Amanda K. Baumle
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine the role of family law attorneys in providing counsel regarding the legal rights, vulnerabilities, and implications of marriage for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients.BackgroundAlthough the acquisition of state and federal marital rights could result in a convergence of practice experiences for family lawyers representing LGBT and heterosexual clients, the contentious legal history surrounding LGBT individuals could continue to produce different client demands surrounding marriage.MethodThis study draws on in-depth interviews with 21 family law attorneys with LGBT clients.ResultsParticipants attributed the demand for legal counseling about the marriage decision to a lack of socialization into marriage and uncertainty and skepticism regarding the permanence of legal changes. They indicated requests for legal counseling varied by age cohort and by the legal and sociopolitical context in which clients were nested.ConclusionThe practice of family lawyers has been responsive to rapid legal and cultural shifts for LGBT individuals and their families, resulting in the emergence of new foci of legal counseling surrounding the marriage decision.ImplicationsFamily lawyers might consider a more concerted effort to offer legal counseling about the marriage decision, particularly for older LGBT clients, those living in negative sociopolitical environments, and different-sex couples.
      PubDate: 2017-12-11T06:20:22.257543-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12294
       
  • The Maternal Gatekeeping Scale: Constructing a Measure
    • Authors: Daniel J. Puhlman; Kay Pasley
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo develop and test a measure that comprehensively captures the concept of maternal gatekeeping.BackgroundMaternal gatekeeping encompasses the ways in which mothers restrict or support father involvement with children. We proposed a three-dimensional (Encouragement, Discouragement, and Control) model of gatekeeping to describe the nuances of the maternal gatekeeping, but no measures have yet been developed that provide scholars with a way to empirically test the theoretical model.MethodData were collected from 256 mothers and 204 fathers of children between 3 and 7 years of age. A panel of national experts and parents established face validity, and a 3-factor solution resulted in separate models for mothers and fathers.ResultsCorrelations between the subscales and 2 established measures of gatekeeping and coparenting were examined to establish construct validity; the new measures correlated in expected ways.ConclusionThe use of different items for mothers and fathers will allow scholars to account for differences depending on whether the reporter is engaged in gatekeeping or the recipient of gatekeeping behavior.ImplicationsThe new measure may be a useful tool for researchers attempting to measure maternal gatekeeping as a multidimensional construct.
      PubDate: 2017-12-11T05:47:31.973272-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12287
       
  • Predictors of Internalizing Behaviors in Ukrainian Children
    • Authors: Viktor Burlaka; Yi Jin Kim, Jandel M. Crutchfield, Teresa A. Lefmann, Emma S. Kay
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo (a) estimate the level of child internalizing problems in a sample of Ukrainian school-age children and (b) examine the relationships between child internalizing psychopathology and parenting practices, depression, alcohol use, and sociodemographics.BackgroundMost research on child internalizing behaviors has used samples from high-income countries, but there is a lack of information about children's behaviors and associated risk and protective factors from low- and middle-income countries such as Ukraine. An ecological–transactional model framework was used in this study to examine maternal and family-level factors associated with child internalizing behavior problems.MethodData were gathered from a community-based sample of Ukrainian mothers and children between 9 and 16 years of age (n = 251) using face-to-face interviews. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to examine the relationship among the independent variables (e.g., alcohol use, depression, and parenting behaviors) and children's internalizing behaviors.ResultsOlder children, especially boys, reported fewer internalizing problems. Increased internalizing symptomatology was associated with mothers' older age, higher level of depression, lower use of positive parenting, and poor child monitoring and supervision.ConclusionThese results raise awareness about the importance of child familial backgrounds while trying to address child mental health problems in Ukraine.ImplicationsFamily practitioners may want to help mothers learn and apply positive parenting and effective supervision and monitoring skills to help reduce their children's depression and anxiety symptoms. Additionally, helping to decrease maternal depression may have a positive trickle-down effect on their children's internalizing behaviors.
      PubDate: 2017-12-11T05:47:23.088753-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12289
       
  • Supporting Family Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patients: A Focus Group
           Study
    • Authors: Rinat Nissim; Sarah Hales, Camilla Zimmermann, Amy Deckert, Beth Edwards, Gary Rodin
      Abstract: ObjectiveAs the first stage in developing an intervention for family caregivers of individuals with advanced cancer, we conducted a focus group study to understand their needs.BackgroundFamily caregivers play an important role in the care of advanced cancer patients. Despite substantial burden and distress experienced by family caregivers of individuals with advanced cancer, their needs are not addressed systematically.MethodThe study took place at a large urban cancer center in Canada. We conducted 2 focus groups: one with 7 current family caregivers, the other with 7 bereaved caregivers. Participants were asked about their support needs while providing care, how and when they preferred to receive support, and the perceived barriers and facilitators to addressing their support needs. Responses were analyzed using the conventional content analysis method.ResultsFamily caregivers wished for support in relation to 3 domains: decision-making in the face of uncertainty, information about death and dying, and current and anticipated emotional distress. They identified 3 barriers to receiving support: the organization of cancer care around the patient, rather than the family; the timing of information provision; and caregivers' tendency to dismiss their own needs. Caregivers expressed a strong need for caregiver-specific support.ConclusionThis study allowed us to identify caregiver-perceived intervention needs, barriers to access and continuity of intervention, and suggestions for intervention design.ImplicationsThis information is of value to inform the design of interventions for this population.
      PubDate: 2017-12-11T05:47:00.038177-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12291
       
  • Birth Family Contact Experiences Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual
           Adoptive Parents With School-Age Children
    • Authors: Rachel H. Farr; Yelena Ravvina, Harold D. Grotevant
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine how lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents navigate openness dynamics with children's birth family across a 5-year period, when children are preschool- to school-age.BackgroundFew studies regarding birth family contact have included longitudinal data as well as a sample of adoptive parents of varying sexual orientations. Thus, this study used a multiprong theoretical approach grounded in emotional distance regulation, families of choice, and gender theory.MethodA mixed-methods approach with longitudinal quantitative survey and qualitative interview data from 106 lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parent families was employed to examine the type of contact, its frequency, who was involved, perceptions of this contact, and the extent to which formal agreements exist between adoptive and birth families regarding contact.ResultsFindings revealed variations in the status and perceptions of contact across adoptive families. We also discovered that many lesbian and gay adoptive parents reported that birth parents had intentionally selected a same-sex adoptive couple, and birth parents appeared to have distinct reasons for this choice.ConclusionAlthough some differences in birth family contact distinguished lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parent families, these families generally appeared more similar than different.ImplicationsImplications—particularly a need for demonstrated competencies in adoption openness—are discussed for adoption professionals in policy, practice, and legal realms.
      PubDate: 2017-12-11T05:46:52.498644-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12295
       
  • Family Resilience Amid Stigma and Discrimination: A Conceptual Model for
           Families Headed by Same-Sex Parents
    • Authors: Sarah Prendergast; David MacPhee
      Abstract: Despite policy advancements ensuring equality for lesbians and gay men, families headed by LG individuals still experience stigmatization and discrimination, both of which are chronic forms of adversity that can compromise healthy family functioning. Yet research demonstrates that many families headed by same-sex parents are functioning well. Research using deficit-comparison approaches has not contributed to a deeper understanding of variations in child rearing and child outcomes that may contribute to, or impede, healthy family functioning among the population of LG families. We describe a model of family resilience, grounded in minority stress theory, that may help inform the research agenda on families headed by same-sex parents. Our conceptual framework of family resilience can guide the next wave of research with LG families and may help programs to promote key family strengths.
      PubDate: 2017-12-11T05:46:23.8203-05:00
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12296
       
  • Sexual Identity and Relationship Quality in Australia and the United
           Kingdom
    • Authors: Francisco Perales; Janeen Baxter
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo investigate the quality of intimate relationships of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and heterosexual individuals in Australia and the United Kingdom.BackgroundThere is a shortage of research on the relationship quality of nonheterosexual individuals, and the majority of the available evidence comes from the United States. We add to existing knowledge by considering bisexual individuals; examining mixed-orientation couples; and using recent, large, and nationally representative cross-national data.MethodData from 25,348 individuals in the United Kingdom (Understanding Society study) and 9,206 individuals in Australia (Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey) were used to estimate regression models predicting relationship quality while adjusting for confounds.ResultsRelationship quality in same-sex couples was as high as in heterosexual couples in the United Kingdom, and higher in Australia. The lowest relationship quality in both countries was reported by bisexual individuals.ConclusionOur results provide robust evidence to combat deep-rooted and erroneous social perceptions of same-sex relationships being conflictual, unhappy, and dysfunctional.ImplicationsOur findings support policies that seek to legalize same-sex marriage and parenting rights. They also highlight the need to give further attention to bisexual individuals as a distinct group because their outcomes are comparatively poor.
      PubDate: 2017-12-07T09:31:02.596181-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12293
       
  • Resident Fathers' Positive Engagement, Family Poverty, and Change in Child
           Behavior Problems
    • Authors: Jin-kyung Lee; Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo investigate the role of fathers' positive engagement as a protective factor in the development of children's behavior problems and whether this buffering effect differs by family poverty status.BackgroundChildren who have behavior problems at early ages are more likely to show persistent behavior problems over time. Fathers' roles in the development and persistence of child behavior problems have been less investigated than mothers' roles.MethodLongitudinal survey data from 762 constant-resident-father families participating in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study were used. Mothers reported on children's internalizing and externalizing behavior problems when the focal child was 5 and 9 years of age, and fathers reported on their frequency of positive engagement with children at child age 5. Data were analyzed using moderated moderation regression analyses.ResultsChildren living in greater family poverty at age 5 showed more internalizing and externalizing behavior problems at age 9, but greater positive engagement by fathers weakened the association between family poverty and children's later behavior problems. Moreover, fathers' positive engagement appeared to disrupt continuity in internalizing behavior problems from early to middle childhood for children in families living below the poverty level.ConclusionFathers' positive engagement may serve as a protective factor for children's social–emotional development.ImplicationsEmphasizing fathers' positive engagement in prevention and intervention programs designed to lower children's risk for behavior problems may have potential value.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05T08:15:26.591972-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12283
       
  • Resilience in Families in Transition: What Happens When a Parent Is
           Transgender'
    • Authors: Myrte Dierckx; Dimitri Mortelmans, Joz Motmans, Guy T'Sjoen
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo understand the experiences of both children and parents in families where one of the parent is transgender.BackgroundA focus on the family environment can be found in research concerning transgender youth, but this focus is lacking in research on transgender adults. To our knowledge, research so far has not shed light on the experiences of minor children who have witnessed the transition of their parent.MethodUsing the family resilience framework, which is a useful theoretical framework for analyzing family transitions, we conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with 13 children and 15 parents (8 cisgender and 7 transgender) from 9 families.ResultsVarious protective family processes were distinguished in the achievement of adaptive functioning outcomes: family continuity, family communication, significant others' acceptance, and attributing meaning. Hence, the findings from this research clearly show that the gender transition of a parent in itself should not be problematized.ConclusionThrough good practices and protective processes within the family, the transition of a parent's gender can be accepted by children.ImplicationsThese findings have implications for families with a transgender parent as well as for anyone working with children and their transgender parents.
      PubDate: 2017-11-30T08:30:35.157356-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12282
       
  • Responding to Infertility: Lessons from a Growing Body of Research and
           Suggested Guidelines for Practice
    • Authors: Karina M. Shreffler; Arthur L. Greil, Julia McQuillan
      Abstract: Infertility is a common yet often misunderstood experience. Infertility is an important topic for family scientists because of its effects on families, its relevance to research in related areas such as fertility trends and reproductive health, and its implications for practitioners who work with individuals and couples experiencing infertility. In this review, we focus on common misperceptions in knowledge and treatment of infertility and highlight insights from recent research that includes men, couples, and people with infertility who are not in treatment. The meaning of parenthood, childlessness, awareness of a fertility problem, and access to resources are particularly relevant for treatment seeking and psychosocial outcomes. On the basis of insights from family science research, we provide specific guidelines for infertility practice within broader social contexts such as trends in health care, education, employment, and relationships. Guidelines are presented across three areas of application: infertility education for individuals, families, and practitioners; steps to support the emotional well-being of those affected by infertility; and understanding of treatment approaches and their implications for individuals and couples.
      PubDate: 2017-11-28T08:10:35.663302-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12281
       
  • Translational Family Science and Forgiveness: A Healthy Symbiotic
           Relationship'
    • Authors: Frank D. Fincham
      Abstract: This article explores how translational family science might be instantiated by considering research on forgiveness in close relationships. Relevant historical context is provided to traverse ground in multiple disciplines in an attempt to avoid repetition of past errors. The translational science continuum (T1 to T4) is considered and specific examples of each type of translation are outlined. A set of explicitly stated implications are offered in the course of the analysis. These implications speak to lessons that can be learned for translational family science from the examination of forgiveness in a relationship context as well as mandates for forgiveness research that become apparent when research on this construct is viewed through the lens of translational family science. The potential for a healthy symbiotic relationship between translational family science and research on forgiveness in relationships is explored.
      PubDate: 2017-11-24T06:15:26.850835-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12277
       
  • Attitudes Toward Parental Disclosures to Children and Adolescents by
           Divorced and Married Parents
    • Authors: Youngjin Kang; Lawrence Ganong, Ashton Chapman, Marilyn Coleman, Kwangman Ko
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine individuals' attitudes about parental disclosures to children.BackgroundParents' disclosures can either help or hinder children's coping with family-related stressors. Knowing what is appropriate to disclose, however, is not always clear.MethodWe examined judgments about parental disclosures using a mixed-methods approach. In 18 factorial vignettes, information about a parent's marital status and gender and a child's age and gender were randomly varied; a convenience sample of 561 individuals evaluated the appropriateness of parental disclosures. An open-ended question asked respondents to explain their answers.ResultsQuantitative data indicated that children's ages and parents' gender affected attitudes about disclosures, but parents' marital status and children's gender did not. Qualitative responses indicated that participants were concerned about parental disclosures putting children in the middle of parents' problems. Disclosures about sexual issues were considered inappropriate for school-aged children but appropriate for adolescents.ConclusionThere is consensus on evaluations of the appropriateness of specific parental disclosures. Negative disclosures are perceived as potentially harmful to offspring regardless of parents' marital status. Some topics are seen as more acceptable to disclose to adolescents than to younger children, and evaluations of specific disclosures differ for fathers and mothers.ImplicationsA better understanding of how people evaluate parental disclosures may be useful to family therapists, parent educators, and others who work with families.
      PubDate: 2017-11-24T00:50:21.542173-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12278
       
  • Collaborative Translation of Knowledge to Protect Infants During Sleep: A
           Synergy of Discovery and Practice
    • Authors: Wendy Middlemiss; Stephanie Cowan, Cory Kildare, Kaylee Seddio
      Abstract: The impact of discoveries from scientific research is manifested in its timely application to real-world conditions, with a goal of improving life. This is the desired research-to-practice transition for new knowledge, yet it is not always achieved. Where knowledge is simply transferred in its discovered form, there can be unintended consequences and harmful delays in achieving desired changes if there is not also a cultural and contextual fit with targeted populations. This has been the case, for example, in the failure of the “don't bedshare” message in protecting African American infants, a message derived from the discovery of heightened risk of death for infants who sleep in the same bed as others. Knowledge transfer implies movement in one direction: from researchers to end-users. Family scientists, who work with families, understand that knowledge in its discovered form needs to be translated, and not just transferred, if it is to be useful to families and fit with their values, preferences, and circumstances. Unlike knowledge transfer, knowledge translation is bidirectional, with multiple informants, including but not limited to the new discoveries themselves. In this article, we examine the history of discovery and practice as it relates to preventing sudden infant death. Using safer infant sleep as an example, this review demonstrates the importance of collaborative translation between discovery and practice for developing health policies, interventions and messaging that are enabling for all families.
      PubDate: 2017-11-22T09:10:35.275568-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12279
       
  • Parent–Child Contact for Youth in Foster Care: Research to Inform
           Practice
    • Authors: Lenore M. McWey; Ming Cui
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to document how often youth in foster care have contact with their legal parents, test factors associated with the amount of contact, and determine if contact was associated with relationships with caregivers and youth mental health symptoms.BackgroundBecause parental reunification is the case plan goal for most youth in foster care, it is important to maintain contact with parents. Federal policy emphasizes the importance of parent–child contact for youth in foster care; however, little is known about how often visitation actually occurs.MethodThis study involved a nationally representative study of youth aged 6 to 17 years in the child welfare system (N = 452). Youth reported their amount of contact with parents, and levels of emotional security and involvement with current caregivers. Caregivers completed the Child Behavior Checklist. Multinomial logistic regression and analyses of covariance were conducted to determine linkages associated with parental contact, relationships with caregivers, and youth mental health.ResultsMost youth had at least weekly contact with mothers; however, more than half reported never having contact with fathers. Youths' age, race, type of maltreatment, and placement were associated with how often contact occurred. Findings also revealed statistically lower internalizing, externalizing, and total behavior problems of youth who had daily contact with mothers compared with youth with no contact.ConclusionWhen parent–child contact is safely possible, more frequent contact with mothers is associated with beneficial youth outcomes.ImplicationsApplying a translational family science approach, implications for engaging mothers and fathers in visitation are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-11-22T09:10:29.330013-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12276
       
  • Training Translational Scholars within Family Science Programs
    • Authors: Ronald M. Sabatelli
      Abstract: This article addresses issues related to the training of translational scholars in family science (FS) graduate programs. The article advances the view that (a) FS students need more direct socialization on how to message about and market the brand of their programs and (b) the FS brand should be organized around the centrality of translational expertise as one of the core goals of the training mission of FS programs. The article goes on to suggest that the training of translational scholars in FS programs should be organized around two interrelated initiatives. The first involves introducing coursework that balances the focus on the production of scholarship with a focus on the translation of this scholarship into policy and practice. The second is for FS programs to build their capacity to train translational scholars by creating “learning laboratories” in partnership with other health and social service programs, with the explicit goal of advancing collaborative practice and promoting interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and translational scholarship.
      PubDate: 2017-11-10T05:02:12.493605-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12262
       
  • Family Instability and Children's Health
    • Authors: Chelsea Smith; Robert Crosnoe, Shannon E. Cavanagh
      Abstract: Research on family instability is fertile ground for translation into policy and practice. This article describes how basic science in this area can more effectively support work in later stages of the translational research process. To begin, the scope of family instability is outlined with trends, causes, and effects. Next, a conceptual model of the effects of family instability on children's health identifies focal aspects that could be leveraged for translational research: developmental domain, developmental time, mechanisms, and points of variation. The guidelines presented are meant to be general and applicable to a variety of topics and fields in which family scholars aim to improve basic research that can contribute to and move forward a translational family science.
      PubDate: 2017-11-10T05:02:10.657536-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12272
       
  • What Relationship Researchers and Relationship Practitioners Wished the
           Other Knew: Integrating Discovery and Practice in Couple Relationships
    • Authors: David G. Schramm; Adam M. Galovan, H. Wallace Goddard
      Abstract: As we consider what both family scientists and practitioners can learn from each other, we discuss important advances in relationship and marriage education (RME). We note best practices for research and review recent evaluative findings from randomized controlled trial studies that have important implications for RME. An almost singular RME focus on teaching communication and conflict resolution skills may not be as valuable as it was believed to be. We discuss recent shifts in RME, share results from recent research, and advocate for a balanced approach that incorporates both skill-based and principles-based approaches. Important insights can be gained from disciplines outside of family and relationship science, and we encourage both family scientists and practitioners to broaden the scope of models of healthy relationship functioning. Finally, we offer some direction for future progress and issue a call for more integrative and rigorous efforts in both the science of discovery and practice.
      PubDate: 2017-11-10T05:01:41.525277-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12270
       
  • Building Strong Family–School Partnerships: Transitioning from Basic
           Findings to Possible Practices
    • Authors: Susan M. Sheridan; Lorey A. Wheeler
      Abstract: In the present article, we describe the translational process undergirding a particular aspect of family science: families working in partnership with schools to achieve mutual goals for children's optimal functioning. In doing so, we illustrate a translational cycle that began with identifying problems of practice and led to the development of a family–school intervention (i.e., conjoint behavioral consultation) in a way that embraced families as partners in goal-setting and problem-solving. We discuss the evolution of the intervention from development to efficacy trials and practice guidelines. Key decision points borne out of practical relevance, empirical investigations, tests of mechanisms and conditions, and efforts pertaining to implementation and dissemination are illustrated. Finally, we highlight key research needed to advance the translation of the science related to conjoint behavioral consultation into widespread practice.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T06:30:21.521033-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12271
       
  • Does Involved Fathering Produce a Larger Total Workload for Fathers Than
           for Mothers' Evidence from Norway
    • Authors: Ragni Hege Kitterød; Marit Rønsen
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo compare mothers' and fathers' total workloads within couples with different work-time arrangements in a social democratic welfare state (Norway) and explore possible changes in the 1990s and 2000s.BackgroundWomen's double workload in families with two full-time jobs has been well documented. However, some argue that fathers, too, may experience the double burden of market and domestic work as they become more involved in parenting.MethodThe data are from the Norwegian Time Use Surveys conducted in 1990, 2000, and 2010 among representative samples of the adult population. A subsample of coupled other-sex-parents with at least one child younger than age 20 years were used in the present study. Total workload is the sum of paid and unpaid work activities reported in a time diary. Standard multivariate ordinary least square regressions were used to explore gender differences.ResultsFull-time work for both parents entailed approximately equal total workloads for fathers and mothers. However, fathers' total workload exceeded mothers' in full-time and part-time couples with school-aged children.ConclusionDespite equal total workloads and reduced specialization, mothers still do less paid work and more family work than fathers in couples where both work full-time in Norway. This is partly related to the gender-segregated labor market. In full-time and part-time couples with school-aged children, fathers' longer working hours are not fully offset by more family work for mothers.ImplicationsWork–family reconciliation policies promoting mothers' employment and fathers' family work may have the potential to reduce gender imbalances in parent's total workloads and moderate gendered specialization patterns.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T08:10:21.87966-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12264
       
  • How Does Couple and Relationship Education Affect Relationship Hope'
           An Intervention-Process Study with Lower Income Couples
    • Authors: Alan J. Hawkins; Sage E. Allen, Chongming Yang
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore whether changes in positive interaction skills as a result of participation in couple and relationship education (CRE) are associated with changes in relationship hope.BackgroundRecent CRE work has focused more on its effectiveness for disadvantaged couples, with the early evidence mixed. Increasing the effectiveness of CRE for disadvantaged couples will require more evidence of how it works, not just whether it works.MethodIn this study, 182 lower income couples participated in a 30-hour psychoeducational intervention, Family Expectations (FE), in Oklahoma City. Participants completed measures of positive interaction skills and relationship hope, a seldom-studied construct in CRE research, before and shortly after the program.ResultsAt pretest, there was significant variation in relationship hope among FE participants. Latent growth curve models revealed changes in positive interaction skills were associated with higher levels of partners' relationship hope at the end of the program, although the effect of men's skills changes on their partners' hope was 3 to 4 times stronger than for women's skills changes on their partners' hope. Additional latent growth curve models found that nearly 70% of participants reported positive changes in skills and that participants entering the program with the lowest levels of hope experienced the greatest changes in positive interaction skills.ConclusionWe conclude that relationship hope is a legitimate target outcome in CRE and is influenced by improvement in positive interaction skills, consistent with social learning theory. Also, those entering CRE with low levels of hope improve interaction skills most, and men's growth produces larger gains for the couple relationship than women's growth.ImplicationsDistressed individuals and couples should be particularly encouraged to attend CRE programs, and program developers should make sure that their curricula and pedagogic processes are well aligned with men's interests and learning styles.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T05:10:21.223435-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12268
       
  • Actor–Partner Associations of Mindfulness and Marital Quality After
           Military Deployment
    • Authors: Osnat Zamir; Abigail H. Gewirtz, Na Zhang
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore dyadic associations between mindfulness and marital quality and gender differences in these associations—that is, the relation of each dyad member's mindfulness with his or her own marital quality and with his or her partner's marital quality.BackgroundRecent studies have demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness for marital quality. However, associations of mindfulness and marital quality within and between partners are still unclear. In addition, despite marital challenges associated with deployment to war, the benefits of mindfulness for marital quality in military couples is unknown.MethodA sample of 228 military couples after deployment of the male partner to recent conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan completed an online survey measuring mindfulness and marital quality.ResultsActor–partner interdependence analysis showed that for both men and women, greater mindfulness was associated with one's own and one's partner's higher marital quality. There were no gender differences in this pattern.ConclusionMindfulness engenders intra- and interpersonal benefits for the marital system in men and in women after deployment to war.ImplicationsThe results emphasize the importance of a dyadic approach when examining the role of mindfulness in marital or family relations, and suggest that interventions designed to facilitate change in marital relationships in the context of deployment may benefit from integrating mindfulness-based training.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T05:05:20.816165-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12266
       
  • Promoting Resilience with the ¡Unidos Se Puede! Program: An Example of
           Translational Research for Latino Families
    • Authors: Ronald B. Cox
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo illustrate the use of T3 translational research in the development of a culturally appropriate intervention targeting Latino immigrant youth and their families.BackgroundDemographers estimate that 88% of U.S. population growth over the next 50 years will be from immigrants and their offspring. Much of this growth will come from individuals of Latino heritage. One reason for the lag in developing effective interventions for this rapidly expanding population is the inherent complexity that accompanies working with immigrant populations. In T3 translational research, much of this complexity is managed by generating research closer to the actual setting of practice. Investigators adopt a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach that incorporates practitioners, community stakeholders, and members of the target population to explore ways of applying recommendations from research for use in real-world settings.MethodWe followed the development of the ¡Unidos Se Puede! (United We Can!) program to illustrate the process of T3 translational research with a Latino immigrant population.ResultsInitial program impact indicated a 29% increase in grade point average from Time 1 to Time 2, and absences and tardiness were reduced.ConclusionThe feasibility and acceptance of ¡Unidos Se Puede! implemented with Latino parents and youth offers evidence of usefulness of CBPR to address the complexity of translational research with immigrant populations.ImplicationsThere is an urgent need for T3 translational research that develops novel prevention approaches to help immigrant parents raise healthy and thriving children.
      PubDate: 2017-10-26T05:15:38.973526-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12265
       
  • Fathers' Parenting Stress After the Arrival of a New Child
    • Authors: Chris Knoester; Richard J. Petts
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo analyze the relationship between father identity characteristics and fathers' parenting stress over the first 5 years after a birth.BackgroundPrevious work has considered how father identities shape father involvement, but has not focused on parenting stress. Understanding parenting stress is important as it is linked to fathers' and children's well-being.MethodWe analyzed Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing (FFCW) data (N = 2,547) using ordinary-least-squares (OLS) and fixed-effects regression analyses. The FFCW follows the families of a cohort of new children who were born in large urban areas of the United States in the late 1990s.ResultsOLS results indicated that positive attitudes about fatherhood, wanting to provide direct care, and having higher levels of support from the birth mother predicted lower levels of fathers' parenting stress one year after a birth; father engagement, changes in birth mother's support, and inconsistent financial support were also statistically associated with parenting stress. Fixed effects results indicated that changes in father engagement were negatively associated with changes in fathers' parenting stress over Years 1–5; changes in fathers' inconsistent financial support were positively associated with parenting stress. Finally, we found evidence that father identity characteristics moderate predictors of parenting stress.ConclusionFather identities seem to play an important role in shaping fathering experiences and fathers' parenting stress.ImplicationsFathers should be encouraged and supported in developing more salient father identities and fathering commitments by significant others, family practitioners, and public policies.
      PubDate: 2017-10-25T05:10:27.895334-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12263
       
  • Benefits of and Barriers to Romantic Relationships Among Mothers in
           Ireland
    • Authors: Kristin Hadfield; Elizabeth Nixon
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine what mothers expect of their romantic relationships and what prevents them from forming and maintaining relationships.BackgroundAlthough there has been research on mothers' attitudes toward and expectations of marriage, there has been limited examination of their dating. It is critical to understand why parents form romantic relationships and what might cause them to cycle in and out of relationships to understand stepfamily formation.MethodOn the basis of semistructured interviews with a convenience sample of 33 single or repartnered Irish mothers, we conducted a thematic analysis guided by a social exchange framework.ResultsMothers believed that being in a relationship would enable them to enact their preferred relationship roles, give them extra support, and provide a different gender role model for their child(ren). They found forming long-term relationships difficult because of a lack of suitable partners, limited time and support, stepparents' possible negative influences on their child(ren), and their own personal characteristics. Unlike previous studies conducted in the United States, Irish mothers were not focused on the economic viability of partners or on economic benefits associated with repartnering.ConclusionsMothers believe that there are several rewards to forming and being in a relationship, but they face many impediments that may prevent them from forming long-term relationships.ImplicationsPractitioners may find it useful to focus on tempering mothers' expectations of relationship benefits and on reducing mothers' personal costs when forming and maintaining relationships.
      PubDate: 2017-10-20T08:06:09.555835-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12261
       
  • Prospective Parents' Knowledge About Parenting and Their Anticipated
           Child-Rearing Decisions
    • Authors: Darcey N. Powell; Katherine Karraker
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine whether the theory of planned behavior can be used to understand intentions for child-rearing practices.BackgroundParenting intentions are formed before becoming a parent, but it is less clear what nonparents' intentions are and how subjective norms, attitudes, and perceived control predict their intentions.MethodNonparent emerging adults (N = 353, Mage = 19.6 years, 72% female) were asked about their intentions to (a) breast-feed or support a partner in breastfeeding, (b) circumcise a male infant, (c) co-sleep, and (4) put their infant in nonparental daytime care. They were also asked what proportion of American parents they thought engaged in each and why they would or would not engage in each practice.ResultsMost intended to breast-feed and to circumcise their male infants, but not to co-sleep or to put their infant in nonparental daytime care. Participants' inaccurate knowledge about actual parents' behavior (i.e., subjective norms) and the factors that they thought might affect their own future behavior (i.e., attitudes toward and perceived control) were associated with their intentions for the child-rearing practices.ConclusionThis study replicated prior research on breast-feeding intentions and extended the viability of the theory of planned behavior to understand prospective parents' intentions for other child-rearing practices.ImplicationsPractitioners should consider discussing the norms surrounding child-rearing behaviors during health- and development-focused courses in secondary or postsecondary school and with expecting couples.
      PubDate: 2017-10-17T06:26:18.20598-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12259
       
  • Parental Pre- and Postpartum Mental Health Predicts Child Mental Health
           and Development
    • Authors: Mervi Vänskä; Raija-Leena Punamäki, Jallu Lindblom, Marjo Flykt, Asko Tolvanen, Leila Unkila-Kallio, Maija Tulppala, Aila Tiitinen
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo identify interplay of early maternal and paternal mental health symptoms for predicting child mental health and development.BackgroundResearch on family mental health has largely excluded fathers, although the well-being of both parents is likely to be important for child development. In this study, we analyzed (a) intrafamilial dynamics between mothers' and fathers' early mental health symptoms and (b) the importance of separate (mother and father) and joint (additive, hierarchical, and buffering) theoretical models of parental mental health for predicting child mental health and development.MethodFinnish mothers and fathers (N = 763), half of whom conceived through assisted reproductive treatments (ART), reported their symptoms of psychological distress and depression from the pregnancy to 2 months and 12 months postpartum. Later, when the child was 7–8 years of age, parents (N = 485) reported the child's internalizing and externalizing symptoms and social and cognitive developmental problems.ResultsWe identified both co-occurrence and compensation in intrafamilial early parental mental health. Further, mothers' symptoms alone (separate mother model) predicted child internalizing symptoms, whereas joint parental symptoms (additive model) predicted problems in executive function.ConclusionThe pre- and postnatal mental health of mothers and fathers is important for later child development.ImplicationsTo support healthy child development, both parents need to be screened for early mental health problems, and psychological help should be offered to families across the pre- and postpartum period.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13T05:12:00.85758-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12260
       
  • Moods, Stressors, and Severity of Marital Conflict: A Daily Diary Study of
           Low-Income Families
    • Authors: Meghan P. McCormick; JoAnn Hsueh, Christine Merrilees, Patricia Chou, E. Mark Cummings
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine links between negative moods, stressors, and daily marital conflict, and to test whether participation in a family-strengthening program moderates those associations.BackgroundSome family-strengthening interventions have shown positive effects on low-income married couples' relationships. Yet little is known about how these programs influence low-income families' daily functioning.MethodFamilies randomly assigned to the program participated in 10 weeks of relationship education. Control group families received no services. Thirty months later, participants reported on the severity of marital conflicts over a 15-day period, as well as their moods and stressors.ResultsDyadic models demonstrated that although moods like anger, anxiety, stress, and sadness were associated with more severe marital disagreements, associations were less strong for wives assigned to the program than to the control group. Although stress related to money was associated with more severe disagreements for husbands, associations were weaker for husbands assigned to the program than for those to the control group.ConclusionFamily-strengthening interventions may be able to reduce the tendency for negative moods and stressors to manifest in more severe marital conflict.ImplicationsPrograms may benefit from explicitly addressing the moods and stressors that individual husbands and wives report experiencing in their daily lives.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13T05:05:22.217366-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12258
       
  • Parent–Child Relationships and Adolescents' Life Satisfaction Across the
           First Decade of the New Millennium
    • Authors: Antonia Jiménez-Iglesias; Irene García-Moya, Carmen Moreno
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine whether changes occurred in parent–child relationships (maternal and paternal affection, ease of communication with the mother and father, maternal and paternal knowledge, and family activities) between 2002 and 2010 in boys and girls and to examine the contributions of these family dimensions to life satisfaction.BackgroundAlthough parent–child relationships may be affected by social change, there are few investigations of change in parent–child relationships over time.MethodThe sample consisted of 46,593 adolescents between 11 to 18 years of age who participated in the 2002, 2006, or 2010 editions of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Spain. Trend analysis including univariate analyses of variance (ANOVAs) and factorial ANOVAs were conducted separately for boys and girls, and effect size tests were calculated.ResultsCommunication with fathers and family activities statistically increased across HBSC editions and parent–child relationships were positively associated with life satisfaction across the examined period.ConclusionThere were small positive changes in some family dimensions, and some of them were increasingly important for adolescent life satisfaction over time.ImplicationsInterventions for strengthening parent–child relationships and promoting adolescent well-being should include mothers and fathers and emphasize affection, communication, and family activities.
      PubDate: 2017-10-04T05:50:45.027934-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12249
       
  • Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment–Revised Scores in Adolescents: A
           Psychometric and Person-Oriented Study
    • Authors: James R. Andretta; Michael T. McKay, Séamus A. Harvey, John L. Perry
      Abstract: ObjectiveIdentify perceived parental security profiles and examine differences across profiles with regard to self-esteem and three domains of self-efficacy (i.e., social, emotional, and academic).BackgroundThe Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment–Revised (IPPA-R) is an index of the quality of communication, feelings of trust, and degree of alienation that adolescents and young adults perceive in their parental and peer relationships. However, the factor structure of IPPA-R scores has yet to be examined in adolescents, and no study to date has included a person-oriented analysis using the assessment tool.MethodConfirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) were planned to examine the structural validity of IPPA-R scores in a large sample of adolescents (N = 1,126; 61% male, 12–16 years of age). Model-based clustering was employed to enumerate perceived parental security profiles, and Cohen's d effect sizes were used to interpret profile differences in outcomes.ResultsCFA (root mean square error of approximation, RMSEA = .06, comparative fit index, CFI = .90) and ESEM (RMSEA = .04, CFI = .95) substantiated the proposed three-factor structure for IPPA-R parent (but not peer) scores. Model-based clustering led to the identification of five perceived parental security profiles: (a) high security, (b) moderately high security, (c) average security, (d) moderately low security, and (e) low security. Adolescents with high security and low security profiles, respectively, reported the highest and lowest levels of self-esteem and self-efficacy (0.48 ≤ Cohen's d ≤ 1.67).ConclusionIPPA-R parent, but not peer, scores appear to be a valid index of perceived parental security in adolescents. Perceived parental security profiles are strongly associated with self-concept.ImplicationsA student's self-confidence in his or her ability to manage emotions and cope with the academic demands of school is explained, in part, by perceived parental security. Therefore, interventions designed to develop feelings of trust and closeness with parents, as well as lines of communication, might result in improvements in how adolescents perceive their emotional and academic aptitude.
      PubDate: 2017-10-04T05:50:25.760788-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12252
       
  • The Experiences of Sexual Minority Mothers with Trans* Children
    • Authors: Katherine A. Kuvalanka; Samuel H. Allen, Cat Munroe, Abbie E. Goldberg, Judith L. Weiner
      Abstract: Eight nonheterosexual (i.e., bisexual, lesbian, bi/pansexual) mothers with trans* children between 6 and 11 years of age participated in semistructured interviews in which they discussed the intersections of their own sexual minority identities with their children's gender identities or expressions. Transfamily theory was utilized to understand how heteronormativity and cisnormativity operated in these families' lives. Initial lack of awareness among most of the mothers regarding trans* identities, as well as efforts by some to curb their children's gender expressions, paralleled previous reports on primarily heterosexual parents with trans* children. Having sexual minority identities and experience with LGBTQ communities was beneficial for some mothers but seemingly disadvantageous for others, in that some experienced blame for their children's trans* statuses, often due to the fact that these mothers identified as queer themselves. Findings reveal complexities in how participants were influenced by heteronormativity and cisnormativity and have implications for those looking to learn more about queer parents' experiences raising their trans* children.
      PubDate: 2017-03-10T10:49:51.119339-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12226
       
  • Teaching Undergraduates About LGBTQ Identities, Families, and
           Intersectionality
    • Authors: Abbie E. Goldberg; Katherine R. Allen
      Abstract: Teaching undergraduate students about LGBTQ identities and family issues presents several challenges, or “opportunities,” which we address within personal, ecological, and historical contexts. We begin by articulating our positionality as scholars and instructors, and the feminist intersectional and queer lens that guides our research and pedagogy. We organize our presentation of contemporary teaching opportunities around three primary and interrelated topics: (a) teaching about LGBTQ issues with attention to intersectionality as a conceptual framework, (b) teaching about sexual orientation diversity and fluidity, and (c) teaching about gender diversity and transgender identities. We incorporate suggestions for educational practice throughout and recommend that instructors continually revise their teaching practices to reflect the changing technological and social landscape, thus maximizing opportunities for student engagement and learning.
      PubDate: 2017-03-10T10:49:18.431501-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12224
       
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 361 - 365
      PubDate: 2017-12-15T04:06:42.494125-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12210
       
 
 
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