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DePompei, Roberta; Zarski, John J. – Topics in Language Disorders, 1989
This paper calls for the incorporation of family counseling into rehabilitation programs treating cognitive-communicative disorders in head-injured individuals. The paper describes general family responses that may be anticipated when a family system experiences head injury, functional versus dysfunctional family responses to a crisis, and three…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Communication Disorders, Communication Skills, Counseling Techniques
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Anderson, Mary Jane – Journal of School Counseling, 2004
The problem of adolescent suicide worldwide is discussed. Teen suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-19 year olds in the United States, and has become an increasing concern for counselors employed in schools. Contributing factors to suicide, such as cultural and socio-demographic factors, dysfunctional family patterns, cognitive…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Adolescents, Cultural Influences
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Mathis, William J. – Clearing House, 2004
In 1974, Ronald Reagan called the United States a "shining city on a hill." A decade later, Mario Cuomo responded by speaking to us about another city that was not on a shining hill. His "Tale of Two Cities" speech, delivered at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, was not only moving but also haunting. In this other city…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged, Poverty, Federal Government
Michie, Gregory – Teacher Magazine, 2004
This article profiles Toni Billingsley, an African-American teacher teaching Spanish classes at the Academy of Communications and Technology Charter School in the West Garfield Park section of Chicago. This article also describes her unique teaching methods. Billingsley uses clever puns, outright slapstick, sly references to black popular culture…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Popular Culture, Charter Schools, African American Teachers
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Prest, Layne A.; Protinsky, Howard – American Journal of Family Therapy, 1993
Considers addictions and construct of codependence. Offers critical review and synthesis of codependency literature, along with an intergenerational family systems framework for conceptualizing the relationship of the dysfunctional family to the construct of codependence. Presents theoretical basis for systemic clinical work and research in this…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Family Counseling, Family Relationship
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DePompei, Roberta; And Others – Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 1988
An active role is recommended for family members involved in rehabilitation of cognitive communicative impairments of head-injured individuals. The paper discusses family systems theory, dysfunctional family reactions to the cognitive communicative behaviors of the head-injured member, and methods of assisting the family to develop the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring, Communication Disorders, Communication Skills
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Mallinckrodt, Brent; King, Julie L.; Coble, Helen M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1998
Alexithymia (difficulty differentiating affective states and expressing feelings, external reliance in decision-making) is studied as a possible mediator by which dysfunctional family environment in childhood affects adult clients' attachment to therapist (N=61). Fear of separation, parent/child role reversal, and marital conflict were associated…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Decision Making
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Levant, Ronald F. – American Journal of Family Therapy, 1983
Describes diagnostic perspectives for viewing dysfunctional families. Presents three general types of models (process, structural, and historical) and organized them along a continuum from most descriptive to most inferential. Presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, October-November…
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories
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Anderson, Joseph D. – Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 1992
Outlines sensitizing concepts to prepare students for family-centered multicultural social work practice. Discusses the family "cultural reality" (world view) and value orientations of various ethnic groups and implications for social work with dysfunctional family systems. Contains 25 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Family Attitudes, Family Counseling
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Dumaret, Annick-Camille; Coppel-Batsch, Marthe; Couraud, Simone – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 1997
Assessment of adult outcomes of 59 children from severely psychosocially dysfunctional families, who were placed in foster families for at least five years, found most had overcome their childhood adversities with 56% well-integrated socially and only 10% in situations of failure. Difficulties were linked to multiple family disturbances, traumatic…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Emotional Adjustment
Durham, Judith A.; Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1993
Literature review addresses the status of farm families; farm stresses and their effects; dysfunctional family relationships; and the unique attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions of rural culture toward social service intervention. By implementing coordinated service programs and initiating new legislation that addresses rural health care issues,…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Children, Community Services, Family Needs
Powers, Ann R.; And Others – Journal of Childhood Communication Disorders, 1995
A national survey of 173 teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing students with mild additional disabilities found a higher incidence of dysfunctional family background in these students than among deaf and hard-of-hearing students in general. Implications for teacher preparation and service delivery are drawn. (DB)
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics, Family Environment
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Fischer, Kathy E.; Kittleson, Mark; Ogletree, Roberta; Welshimer, Kathleen; Woehlke, Paula; Benshoff, John – Journal of American College Health, 2000
Investigated relationships between collegiate adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) and adult children from dysfunctional families (ACDFs) to determine whether they were at greater risk of stress than non-ACOA and non-ACDF students. Evaluations of students indicated that substantial numbers were ACOAs, ACDFs, or both, and the groups overlapped.…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, College Students, Family Influence, Higher Education
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Cautley, Patricia W. – Social Work, 1980
Describes Project OPT, an intensive short-term intervention in the homes of families with problems in parent-child interaction. Qualities important in achieving success are: (1) to be accepting; (2) to plan clear objectives; (3) understanding of the family system; and (4) to be skilled in relating to children. (Author)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Counseling Techniques, Family Counseling, Family Problems
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Zitzow, Darryl – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 1990
Among 94 Ojibway adolescents, those with a history of delinquency or court adjudication were less likely to spend time with their families and were more likely to report dysfunctional family situations and negative feelings toward family. Recommendations are presented for family support and skills development in reservation communities. (SV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Family Environment, Family Influence
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