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ERIC Number: EJ862379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Drug Use with Parents as a Relational Strategy for Incarcerated Female Adolescents
Lopez, Vera; Katsulis, Yasmina; Robillard, Alyssa
Family Relations, v58 n2 p135-147 Apr 2009
Problems associated with poor quality parent-child relationships are compounded for incarcerated girls. Using attachment theory as a framework, the present qualitative study examined how 18 incarcerated adolescent girls made meaning with regard to their parents' drug use. We found that 8 of the 18 girls used drugs with their parents as a relational strategy to be close with them, particularly with their fathers, or as a means to share time together. The unique finding that girls used drugs together with their parents supports the need for relational parenting interventions that, whenever possible, support, encourage, and provide treatment and family strengthening services to parents who use drugs and their children. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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