ERIC Number: ED234290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Family Research. Report of a Workshop.
Ellis, Barbara Gray, Ed.
This workshop report presents excerpts of the panel discussions of 10 distinguished family researchers considering the feasibility of joint studies across the three Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration Institutes (the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse), which would bring about increased understanding of the underlying processes in family function and dysfunction, their association with individual symptomology, and the issues affecting investigation of factors associated with family dysfunctional behaviors. Part 1 of the report focuses on research issues identified by the participants, i.e., etiology, family systems and the family life cycle, family influences, alternative family types, approaches to the study of family, outcomes, and mechanisms and methodologies to promote collaboration. Part 2 presents discussions of issues in research that cut across the problem areas of drugs, alcohol, and mental health, including reasons for such research, the requirements of the family research community, and ways to facilitate such research. Participants' recommendations are also included. A list of workshop participants and members of the workshop committee is included. (WAS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Prevention and Treatment Development.