The nature and origin of adolescents‘ sexual and romantic relationships and policies and programs for addressing these issues in schools and communities are examined in this volume.Experts from psychology, social work, sociology, family studies, and public policy examine how young adults face...
To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge
When Do They Get involved? What Difference Does It Make?
Recently, the roles of fathers and husbands in families have been recognized as important issues. They appear in legislation aimed at deadbeat dads, social movements including the Million Man March and Promise Keepers, in the development of advocacy groups, and in think tanks. Therefore,...
Published December 22nd 2014 by Psychology Press
The Neglected Side of Family Relationships
Any parent who has raised more than one child is likely to be keenly aware of subtle or even striking differences among their offspring. The central premise of this volume is that children bring personal qualities to their relationships with other family members that help shape family interaction,...
Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge
This volume is based on the presentations and discussions of a national symposium on "Couples in Conflict" that focused on family issues. A common thread throughout is that constructive conflict and negotiation are beneficial for relationships. Together, the chapters provide a foundation for...
Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge
Implications of Cohabitation on Families, Children, and Social Policy
Based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposia, Just Living Together represents one of the first systematic efforts to focus on cohabitation. The book is divided into four parts, each dealing with a different aspect of cohabitation. Part I addresses the big picture question, "...
Published January 11th 2013 by Routledge
How Families Contribute to Transitions into School
Significant disparities exist in children's behavioral and learning capacities that support successful transitions into school. In this new volume, leading researchers from a variety of disciplines review the latest data on how families influence their children's transitions into school. The...
Published August 3rd 2007 by Psychology Press
Risks and Opportunities
In this volume, Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities, top scholars in the field of family research examine the nature and origin of adolescents’ contemporary patterns of sexual and romantic relationships, spanning such diverse topics as the...
Published October 27th 2005 by Psychology Press
Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What It Means
This book is based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on "Creating the Next Generation: Social, Economic, and Psychological Processes Underlying Fertility in Developed Countries," held at the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. The papers address some of the...
Published April 6th 2005 by Psychology Press
The area of work and family is a hot topic in the social sciences and appeals to scholars in a wide range of disciplines. There are few edited volumes in this area, however, and this may be the only one that focuses on low-income families--a particularly important group in this era of...
Published December 1st 2003 by Routledge