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Grimaldi, James – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The research on children whose parents are separated or divorced presents much debate regarding the role of risk factors and the influence of interventions to mitigate negative outcomes. Reviews of research on divorce have consistently supported findings that children of divorce have a higher incidence of mental health, substance abuse, academic,…
Descriptors: Divorce, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Parent Attitudes
Rush-Ossenbeck, Marilyn; West-Olatunji, Cirecie – Online Submission, 2014
The authors propose a CBT-based Therapeutic Community (TC) program designed to facilitate healthy relationships between military veterans and their families. In many military veteran families, there is a struggle to maintain a healthy and balanced life both outside and inside the household. This struggle affects both spouses and children and is…
Descriptors: Veterans, Family Relationship, At Risk Persons, Counseling Techniques
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Rumberger, Russell W. – National Education Policy Center, 2015
Student mobility is a widespread and often unheralded problem facing American schools. The majority of elementary and secondary school children make at least one non-promotional school change over their educational careers, with many children making multiple moves. They do so for a variety of reasons. School changes are most often initiated by…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Elementary Secondary Education, Transfer Students, Outcomes of Education
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Karst, Jeffrey S.; Van Hecke, Amy Vaughan – Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2012
Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be an overwhelming experience for parents and families. The pervasive and severe deficits often present in children with ASD are associated with a plethora of difficulties in caregivers, including decreased parenting efficacy, increased parenting stress, and an increase in mental and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Parents
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Goldscheider, Frances; Kaufman, Gayle; Sassler, Sharon – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
Trends in divorce and nonmarital childbearing suggest that the marriage market is increasingly filled with people who have been married and/or have children. This study examines the effect of personal attitudes on entrance into a union with a partner who has been previously married or has children. Using data from two waves of the National Survey…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Attitudes, Marriage, One Parent Family
Tom, A.; Yuen, S.; Fong, G.; Nemoto, M.; Hisatake, T.; Choy, A.; Chang, W. – Center on the Family, University of Hawaii Manoa (NJ3), 2009
Financial hardship can result from many different circumstances--a poor economy, the loss of a job, underemployment, the prolonged illness of a family member, divorce, poor money management, or a combination of several factors. Whatever the cause, the resulting impact on a family can be stressful for all members, including children. Stress from…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Economically Disadvantaged, Money Management, Mental Health
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McLachlan, Debra A. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2008
The impact of family mobility from domestic or international moves can be challenging for families. Some families adjust and other families experience crisis. For some families, relocation may be due to a job promotion and transfer, while for other families moving may be due to divorce, loss of employment or other stressful circumstances.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, International Schools, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries
Burley, Hansel; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Marbley, Aretha Faye; Deason, Christopher – Gifted Child Today, 2010
Resilience refers to positive adaptation in the face of present or past adversity. It is the "ordinary magic" that rises from the minds of children and their families as they interact with their communities. Gonzales (2003) defined three major components of Resiliency Theory: (1) risk factors; (2) protective factors; and (3) developmental assets.…
Descriptors: African American Children, Poverty, Gifted, College Preparation
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Nair, Hira; Murray, Ann D. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2005
The authors selected 58 mother-child dyads from divorced and intact families to participate in a study on the impact of divorce on preschoolers' attachment security. The authors explored pathways that lead to security of attachment. They found that mothers from divorced families were younger, had lower income levels, and had lower levels of…
Descriptors: Divorce, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Hines, Alice M. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1997
Reports on a literature review of adolescent development, family relationships, and the impact of divorce on adolescents. Results reveal that adolescents experience divorce differently than younger children and that a positive parent-adolescent relationship can ameliorate a divorce's negative effects. Identifies major gaps in the literature,…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Custody
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Mazur, Elizabeth; Wolchik, Sharlene A.; Virdin, Lynn; Sandler, Irwin N.; West, Stephen G. – Child Development, 1999
Examined whether children's cognitive biases moderated impact of stressful divorce-related events on adjustment in 9- to 12-year olds. Found that endorsing negative cognitive errors for hypothetical divorce events moderated relations between stressful divorce events and self- and maternal-reports of internalizing and externalizing symptoms for…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Problems, Childhood Attitudes, Children
Green, Virginia P.; Schaefer, Lyn – 1989
Teachers' beliefs about the probable classroom performances of children from broken homes were explored. The investigation had three purposes: (1) to obtain data on teachers' opinions and knowledge about children of divorce; (2) to investigate teachers' feelings about the school's role regarding children of divorce; and (3) to determine how two…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Divorce, Elementary Education, Instructional Program Divisions
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Colman, R.A.; Widom, C.S. – Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 2004
Objective:: The present study extends prior research on childhood maltreatment and social functioning by examining the impact of early childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect on rates of involvement in adult intimate relationships and relationship functioning. Method:: Substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect from 1967 to 1971…
Descriptors: Females, Sexual Abuse, Rating Scales, Intimacy
Rudolph, Linda B. – 1983
One of the most dramatic changes in the American culture in recent years is the emergence of a family unit experiencing stages of disruption and reorganization as a common pattern. The stereotypical middle-class, suburban family continues to exist, but other variations of families exist also, family units for which past guidelines and assumptions…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Developmental Stages, Divorce
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Shifflet, Kelly; Cummings, E. Mark – Family Relations, 1999
Explores the impact and consumer satisfaction associated with participation in a parent education program, Kids in Divorce and Separation (K.I.D.S.), that specifically focuses on divorce and parental conflict. Results indicate that participation in the program has positive effects on parents' self-reported knowledge and behavior with regard to…
Descriptors: Children, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Discipline
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