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ERIC Number: EJ914528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Parents, Children, and Trauma: Parent Role Perceptions and Behaviors Related to the 9/11 Tragedy
Mowder, Barbara A.; Guttman, Michelle; Rubinson, Florence; Sossin, K. Mark
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n6 p730-740 Dec 2006
The trauma associated with 9/11 affected and continues to influence children, families, and other groups of people. While research is cataloging the various coping difficulties experienced, few studies specifically address issues related to parenting perceptions and related activities or behaviors. We examined individuals employed in close proximity to Ground Zero and considered these individuals' perspectives regarding their parenting perceptions and behaviors. In addition to capturing parenting subsequent to 9/11, the researchers also asked participants about their parenting beliefs and behaviors prior to and immediately after 9/11. Additional variables, such as directly viewing 9/11 and participating in the evacuation, parent age and gender, child age and gender, and ethnicity, were considered in light of parenting beliefs and practices. The retrospective questions, while not ideal methodologically, reveal that some parent characteristics and behaviors changed immediately following 9/11 and subsequently returned to pre-9/11 levels, others changed and remain altered, while others stayed relatively stable over time. Implications of this research for further study as well as mental health practice related to children and families are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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