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The child-rearing practices of homeless and low-income housed mothers of preschool children in Head Start were compared. Overall, homeless mothers provided less learning and academic stimulation, less variety in social and cultural experiences, less warmth and affection, and a less positive...
The impact of HIV/AIDS on the ability of 12 mothers to raise their children was explored. Three key themes emerged: disclosure, fear of infecting children through casual contact, and impact of grief. The implications of these findings for research and provision of services are discussed.
In a three-stage study, noncustodial parents' psychopathic deviance and alcohol use accounted for significant variance in custodial parents' reports of child support and visitation. In noncustodial parents' reports, compliance with child support, but not frequency of visitation, was related to...
In a national survey of 907 licensed psychologists regarding mandated reporting of child maltreatment, predictors of outcome included: therapeutic alliance; role strain; therapist explicitness; family vs. individual treatment; and whether or not the client was the perpetrator. Therapists were...
Data collected over a period of 18 years were analyzed vis-à −vis risk factors for serious antisocial behavior in 375 young adults living in the community. Early aggression and hostility, acting-out behavior, academic difficulties, and negative family environment were identified as precursors...
Depressive symptomatology and correlates of depression were compared in 600 white and 600 black elderly people over a period of 18 months. Overall, factors associated with depression were found to be similar for both groups. They included prior depression; social and medical stressors; poor ego;...
Relationships with a close friend and a younger sibling were investigated in 30 first-born young children. Greater positive affect and reciprocity were found between friends than between siblings. Limited support for the consistency of individual differences in relationship quality across friend...
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