ERIC Number: EJ890178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Stepfamily Education: Benefits of a Group-Formatted Intervention
Skogrand, Linda; Torres, Eliza; Higginbotham, Brian J.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v18 n3 p234-240 Jul 2010
This program evaluation was conducted by interviewing 40 low-income participants in a relationship education (RE) program for stepfamilies to determine specific benefits of a group-formatted intervention. The benefits that were most often identified were learning from others and having personal stepfamily challenges normalized. Participants also reported the group format facilitated social support. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to share their own approaches and solutions with the other stepfamilies. Identifiable benefits of group-formatted stepfamily education are delineated as are implementation considerations for working with large groups of low-income stepfamilies. Specifically, recommendations regarding trust and logistics are provided.
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Evaluation, Low Income, Family Characteristics, Interviews, Program Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Social Support Groups, Trust (Psychology), Group Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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