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Glenn, Norval D.; Gallagher, Maggie; Blankenhorn, David, Ed. – 1997
This report is a summary opinion of current undergraduate marriage and family textbooks. The report suggests some textbooks are deficient, erroneous, and distorted in information given about marriage. Subheadings include: (1)"Why Textbooks Matter"; (2) "The Textbook Story of Marriage"; (3) "The Dangerous Institution"; (4) "People Who Love Too…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Divorce, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit)
Hammerschlag, Carl A. – 1974
The struggle for self discovery is the major task of adolescent development. That struggle can be magnified by certain psychosocial forces which retard such ego identity development. American Indians share a centuries old, psychohistorical experience of massive disenfranchisement, powerlessness, and enforced dependency. Its symptomatic legacy is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Identification (Psychology), Minority Groups
Brown, Joanne – 2002
When an educator was invited by a Chinese university to teach a seminar in American drama, she used "family drama" as the organizing theme of her course because she was (and is) convinced that from Eugene O'Neill on, American playwrights have been obsessed with family disintegration and the failure of family harmony. This paper is an…
Descriptors: Drama, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Sarkisian, Natalia; Gerena, Mariana; Gerstel, Naomi – Family Relations, 2006
Addressing recent theoretical debates, this study examined the differences in extended family integration among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Whites, as well as the importance of culture and structure in explaining these differences. Our findings showed Whites and Latinos/as have distinctive patterns of extended family integration: Mexicans and…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Financial Support, Whites, Family (Sociological Unit)
Fischer, Margaret – 1981
Alaska has the highest rate in the nation of depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and adolescent suicide. The prevention of depression and suicide is complex because of many impinging variables. Data from a sample of 40 adolescents referred to a residential treatment center in Alaska revealed that a rapid change in life style of the Alaskan natives…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Depression (Psychology)
Juul, Kris – 1990
The paper presents a literature-based comparison of psychodynamic and behavioral approaches in the management of aggression in children. The section on psychodynamic approaches discusses the work of August Aichhorn, Fritz Redl, Nicholas Long, and William Glasser, in addition to discussions of life space interviewing and the importance of the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification
Zuberi, Tukufu – 1998
Research into the social history of African American men in deteriorating socioeconomic conditions has enhanced the understanding of the family. This research helps to understand the different experiences of diverse groups within the society and different group reactions to social change. Yet, social scientists and policymakers have shown a…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Black Family, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors
Wagonseller, Bill R. – 1992
Child rearing is a difficult task in the 1990s. Among U.S. youth today there exists an alarmingly high prevalence of learning, emotional/behavioral, or developmental problems, most of which can be directly traced to the disintegration of family stability. Yet, despite the difficulties of parenting, few people have actually been trained to be…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Institute for Children and Poverty, New York, NY. – 1993
Roughly 600,000 families are homeless today in America, while over 2.7 million children are in foster care or out-of-home placements. Few policymakers have examined these issues together, or understood that they are interrelated and must be addressed jointly to break the cycle of family disintegration, violence, and poverty. A recent survey by the…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children
Illinois Initiative for Comprehensive Children and Family Services. – 1995
In order to better serve Illinois individuals and schools, human service organizations must pursue collaboration among and within state agencies, community organizations and resources, and families. Families have the primary responsibility for raising their children, but economic and social factors make it increasingly harder for families to do…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Coordination, Elementary Education, Family Programs
Camp, Sharon L., Ed.; And Others – 1982
The nine brief articles composing this report focus on several aspects of overpopulation and related problems. The first article discusses needs of third-world children in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The second discusses the importance of "childspacing," major health risks of excessive births, breastfeeding for birth…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Child Development, Child Welfare, Cost Effectiveness
Braginsky, Dorothea D.; Braginsky, Benjamin M. – 1971
Data from research with mildly mentally retarded children conducted in state training schools contradicts prevalent conceptions and theories of mental retardation and supports a new way of conceptualizing retardation, in which retardates are not seen as qualitatively different from others nor as defective or less than human organisms. Investigated…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Exceptional Child Research, Family Characteristics, Institutionalized Persons
Kelly, Carol – 1994
This digest examines the role of school psychologists in improving educational opportunities for children and adolescents. A variety of issues that affect children and their ability to learn are discussed: widening social class differences and increases in the number of children living in poverty; changing value systems; family disintegration;…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Needs, Children, Counselor Role
Gill, Wali – 1991
The plight of African American males has become a problem of alarming proportions in the United States. This paper reports serious disadvantage and risk for this group in terms of education, employment, poverty levels, family disintegration, criminal status, health, and death rates. The paper contends that the crisis for African American males…
Descriptors: African Culture, At Risk Persons, Blacks, Community Role
Rabinovich, Elaine Pedreira – 1996
The developing child and his/her eco-social-cultural context is the focus of study of 28 children ages 0-3 years in the rural area of Cocal, Piaui in Northeast Brazil. Ethnographic methods, naturalistic observations and semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain the physical context (the house and its surroundings), as well as maternal…
Descriptors: Breastfeeding, Child Development, Child Rearing, Family Environment
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