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Littlejohn-Blake, Sheila M.; Darling, Carol Anderson – Journal of Black Studies, 1993
Focuses on strengths of African-American families and how they function, relevant conceptual approaches, and trends and issues in studying African-American families that can facilitate understanding. A shift from studying dysfunctional families to more positive aspects can help African-American families meet societal challenges. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Family, Family Environment, Family Relationship, Family Role
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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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Strohschein, Lisa – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2005
A process-oriented approach to parental divorce locates the experience within the social and developmental context of children's lives, providing greater insight into how parental divorce produces vulnerability in some children and resiliency in others. The current study involves prospectively tracking a nationally representative sample of…
Descriptors: Children, Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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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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Larmar, Stephen; Gatfield, Terry – Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 2007
The Early Impact (EI) program is an early intervention and prevention program for reducing the incidence of conduct problems in pre-school aged children. The EI intervention framework is ecological in design and includes universal and indicated components. This paper delineates key principles and associated strategies that underpin the EI program.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, High Risk Students
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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
Towers, David A. – 1990
The works of Kegan and Guidano have presented cognition and emotion as complementary modes of knowing that develop together. Cognition is conceived of as being concerned with the knowledge of reality, and emotions are conceptualized as people's system for knowing of their relationship to that reality. Adult children of dysfunctional families are a…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Cognitive Development, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques
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Esbjorn, B. H.; Bender, P. K.; Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L.; Munck, L. A.; Ollendick, T. H. – Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2012
Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders in childhood. Nonetheless, theoretical knowledge of the development and maintenance of childhood anxiety disorders is still in its infancy. Recently, research has begun to investigate the influence of emotion regulation on anxiety disorders. Although a relation between anxiety…
Descriptors: Evidence, Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Attachment Behavior
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Bernardon, Stephanie; Pernice-Duca, Francesca – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2012
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) presents a number of symptoms and adjustment issues for individuals, but it is also associated with a myriad of risks for the larger family system. A systemic perspective is crucial to comprehending the development of BPD. Promoting healthy relationships with one or more supportive adult enables the child to…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Systems Approach, Personality, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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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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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
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
Veltkamp, Lane J.; Newman, Keith – Journal of Family Counseling, 1976
The educational approach in parent groups has not demonstrated itself effective, particularly in dysfunctional families. Parent groups, to be effective, must include, (a) an educational component, (b) a therapeutic component, and (c) an eclectic approach that gives parent specific management techniques but also focuses on the marital and family…
Descriptors: Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Helping Relationship, Marriage Counseling
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Lynch, Joan Driscoll – Journal of Film and Video, 2000
Argues that many family melodramas in films of the '80s and '90s focus their narrative on the negative dynamics of the parental relationship. Identifies underlying generic patterns and ideas found in these films. Explores representations of mothers, fathers, and children; gender representation and codependency; and familial dysfunction. Broadens…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Family Life, Family Relationship, Family Violence
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