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Melnyk BM, Moldenhauer Z, eds. 2006. The KySS (Keep Your Children/Yourself Safe and Secure) guide to child and adolescent mental health screening, early intervention, and health promotion. Cherry Hill, NJ: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 273 pp., 2 CD-ROMs.

Annotation: This book, which focuses on mental health screening and early intervention and mental health promotion for children and adolescents, covers the following topics: (1) assessing and screening for common mental health problems, (2) diagnosing, managing, and preventing mental health disorders, (3) anxiety disorders, (4) attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, (5) eating disorders, (6) grief and loss, (7) mood disorders, (8) marital separation and divorce, (9) maltreatment, (10) sexuality, (11) substance abuse, (12) violence, (13) reimbursement, and (14) brief interventions. Each chapter contains summaries, checklists, questionnaires for parents and youth in English and Spanish, information on other tools, and resources. Some chapters include DSM-IV criteria for specific problems. An index is included.

Contact: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 20 Brace Road, Suite 200, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, Telephone: (856) 857-9700 Fax: (856) 857-1600 E-mail: Web Site: $50.00, pus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Anxiety, Attention deficit disorder, Child mental health, Divorce, Early intervention, Eating disorders, Grief, Health promotion, Maltreated children, Mental disorders, Prevention, Questionnaires, Reimbursement, Screening, Sexuality, Spanish language materials, Substance abuse, Violence

Moore KA, Jekielek SM, Emig C. 2002. Marriage from a child's perspective: How does family structure affect children, and what can we do about it?. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 8 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This report reviews the research evidence on the effects of family structure on children, as well as key trends in family structure over the last five decades. The brief also discusses promising strategies for reducing births outside marriage and for promoting strong, stable marriages. Two tables present statistical data on birth rates for unmarried women, and percent of children in one-parent and two-parent families. Endnotes conclude the report.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child welfare, Divorce, Families, Marital status, Single parents, Stepfamilies

Chadwick BA, Heaton TB, eds. 1999. Statistical handbook on the American family. (2nd ed.). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 326 pp.

Annotation: This handbook presents data for interested individuals to use in making their own informed evaluation about the American family. It includes previously unpublished data plus data from a wide array of published material. Topics covered include: marriage; quality of marriage and family life; divorce; children; sexual attitudes and behavior and contraceptive use; living arrangements and kinship ties; working women, wives and mothers; family violence; and elderly families.

Keywords: Children, Contraceptive use, Divorce, Domestic violence, Families, Marriage, Older adults, Sexual attitudes, Sexual behavior, Statistics, Working women

NFO Research. 1999. When a child dies: A survey of bereaved parents. Oak Brook, IL: The Compassionate Friends, 5 pp., 11 pp. (supporting data tables).

Annotation: This report discusses: (1) the percentage of the adult population that has experienced the death of a child, at what age, and from what causes, (2) sources of support which were most helpful and unhelpful in parent's grief journey, (3) awareness of and use of support organizations such as The Compassionate Friends, and (4) the relationship between parental grief and divorce. The second part of the report is the supporting data tables.

Contact: Compassionate Friends, P.O. Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60523, Telephone: (630) 990-0010 Secondary Telephone: (877) 969-0010 Contact Phone: (972) 334-5120 or (630) 990-0010 Fax: (630) 990-0246 E-mail: Contact E-mail: national Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children, Death, Death attitudes, Divorce, Grief, Parents, Social support, Statistics

Solomon JA. 1999. Infants after divorce: Overnight visitation and family relationships. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 7 pp. (Research roundtable summary; no. 21)

Annotation: This report provides a summary of the presentation of results of a study that addresses issues involving divorce and infants. The questions addressed were: do parent schedules in separated and divorced families that include overnight stays with the father pose a threat to the infant-mother relationship; do schedules that include overnight stays promote more secure infant-father relationships; and what are the factors that appear to either buffer the infant's attachment to its parents or to place it at risk? The report describes the study design and methods, research findings, limitations of the research, and interpretation and conclusion. A response to the presentation and a summary of the discussion that followed the presentation are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Divorce, Family relations, Infants, MCH research

U.S. Commission on Child and Family Welfare. 1996. Parenting our children: In the best interest of the nation. Washington, DC: U.S. Commission on Child and Family Welfare, 219 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the issues of custody and visitation, which affect the children of divorced, separated, or unmarried parents. The report gives information on demographic, economic, judicial, and community factors on parental, and custody issues. Sections of the report give information on how the commission framed the issues, recommendations on reshaping the courts, and empowering the family through the community. Appendices include the voting record for the report, biographies of the commissioners, commission staff and acknowledgments, commissioners' statements, commission meetings, sample parenting plans, mandatory mediation programs, and community based organizations.

Keywords: Child custody, Child support, Divorce, Legal processes, Mediation, Parent rights

David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Center for the Future of Children. 1994. Children and divorce. Los Altos, CA: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Center for the Future of Children, 255 pp. (The future of children; v. 4, no. 1, Spring 1994)

Annotation: This issue of "The Future of Children" contains articles on the process and consequences of divorce in the lives of children. Topics include current trends, financial issues, child support orders, custody, life-span adjustments by children, high conflict divorces, feminist perspectives, and the role of the father after divorce. Supplemental chapters address two topics covered in previous issues of this series: immunization of young children and children and national health care reform.

Contact: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 343 Second Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, Telephone: (650) 948-7658 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Divorce, Health care reform, Immunization

Marks J. 1992. We have a problem: A parent's sourcebook. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 518 pp.

Annotation: This book is a collection of case histories on difficult situations parents can face. Each chapter consists of a vignette on a specific topic followed by a counselor's response. Chapters focus on adoption, bereavement, divorce, family illness, eating problems, child sexual abuse, physical differences, sleep disturbances, social adjustment, illness, substance abuse, rape, and assault. The stories in the book appeared originally in the We Have a Problem column in Parents Magazine.

Contact: HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022, Telephone: (212) 207-7000 Contact Phone: (800) 331-3761 Web Site: $5.99.

Keywords: Adoption, Bereavement, Child sexual abuse, Children, Coping, Counseling, Disease, Divorce, Eating disorders, Mental health, Parenting skills, Rape, Self esteem, Substance abuse, Violence

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1992. Interstate child support: Mothers report receiving less support from out-of-state fathers. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on interstate child support cases and compares characteristics of interstate and in-state child support cases. It discusses percentage of interstate versus in-state child support cases, proportion of support payments received, and characteristics of custodial mothers in interstate and in-state cases. The report ends with appendices on percentages of award cases receiving child support, a population survey, and a list of contributors.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/HRD-92-39FS.

Keywords: , Child custody, Child support, Child welfare, Divorce, Single mothers, Single parents

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1990. Work and family patterns of American women: The family life cycl: 1985 [and] Maternity leave arrangements: 1961-85. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 57 pp. (Current population reports. Special studies series; P23-165)

Annotation: The papers in this report focus on some of the social, demographic, and economic consequences of the expanding roles for women in U.S. society. The first paper, The Family Life Cycle: 1985, shows trends in the frequency and timing of marriage, divorce, remarriage, and fertility across several generations of women. The second paper, Maternity Leave Arrangements: 1961-85, presents research on factors associated with childbearing and labor force participation.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: $6.00.

Keywords: Work force, Divorce, Fertility, Marriage, Parental leave, Role, Women, Work family issues

Blankenhorn D, Bayme S, Elshtain JB, eds. 1990. Rebuilding the nest: A new commitment to the American family. Milwaukee, WI: Family Service America, 264 pp.

Annotation: This book resulted from the "What Do Families Do?" conference held at Stanford University on November 9-12, 1989, and discusses the decline of the American family. Contributing authors analyze the current status of American family citing surveys of attitudes and conditions. The causes of this decline are investigated by looking at various religious viewpoints, civic life, and values. The book is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the conditions of contemporary family life and investigates whether the institution of family is in trouble. The second part turns to the causes and examines changing values and social institutions. The final part discusses solutions and challenges facing the family in the future.

Contact: Alliance for Children and Families, 11700 West Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53224-3099, Telephone: (414) 359-1040 Fax: (414) 359-1074 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-87304-242-5.

Keywords: Attitude change, Divorce, Families, Family characteristics, Fathers, Marriage, Single mothers, Working mothers

U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. 1989. Compilations of data on natality, mortality, marriage, divorce, and induced terminations of pregnancy. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 48 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 24, Compilations of data on natality, mortality, marriage, divorce, and induced terminations of pregnancy; no. 2)

Annotation: These supplements to the "Monthly Vital Statistics Report" present summary tabulations from final natality, mortality, marriage, and divorce statistics for 1985. Natality and mortality data are based on information from the standard certificates filed in all states and the District of Columbia. Marriage and divorce data are based on information from the marriage and divorce registration areas. These reports were originally published in 1987 and 1988.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Birth rates, Divorce, Marriage, Mortality, Statistics

Cherlin AJ, ed. 1988. The changing American family and public policy. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 263 pp. (Changing domestic priorities series)

Annotation: This series assesses the impact and significance of the changes in domestic policy that have occurred under the Reagan administration and analyses the critical economic and social issues facing the nation during the 1980s and beyond. This title brings a social science perspective to bear on family change and family policy, identifies the determinants of change, and analyses the role that government has played and can play in affecting the course of family life. It analyses the trends from the perspective of children, mothers, and fathers. The contributors report on changes in the child population, their physical and mental health, academic achievements, economic status, and social behavior. It includes reports on the changing role of marriage and the family, the economic and social roles of mothers and fathers, and the implications for social policy; these reports are supported by statistical tables. The final chapter analyzes the links between government policy and family structure.

Contact: University Press of America, 4501 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706, Telephone: (410) 459-3366 Secondary Telephone: (800) 462-6420 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-87766-422-6, cloth; 0-87766-421-8, paper.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent mental health, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Child mortality, Child rearing, Child welfare, Children, Divorce, Families, Family characteristics, Family relations, Family support programs, Family support services, Fathers, Fertility, Financial support, Marital status, Public policy, Single parents, Social change, Statistics, Working mothers

Goldstein J, Freud A, Solnit AJ. 1979. Beyond the best interests of the child . New York, NY: Free Press, 203 pp.

Golden Anniversary White House Conference on Children and Youth. 1960. Children and youth in the 1960s: Survey papers prepared for the 1960 White House Conference on Children and Youth. [Washington, DC]: Golden Anniversary White House Conference on Children and Youth, 340 pp.

Annotation: This collection of papers was specially prepared for Conference participants to provide them with specific background information on each major theme of the Conference. These themes are the current scene including young adults, suburbia, city housing and mobility; beliefs and values including religious development, values and ideals; health, education, employment, and leisure services; special problems of minorities, civil rights, migrants, marriage and divorce, and multi problem families; children with developmental disabilities and behavior problems; and community action.

Keywords: Adults, Behavior problems, Children, Children with developmental disabilities, Cities, Civil rights, Community action, Conferences, Divorce, Dysfunctional families, Education, Employment, Health, Marriage, Migrants, Minority groups, Religion, Social values, Suburban population, United States, Youth

Newberger CM, Melnicoe LH, Newberger EH. The American family in crisis: Implications for children. Current Problems in Pediatrics. 16(12):671-739. December 1986.,

Annotation: This special issue addresses the trends of poverty, adolescent pregnancy, divorce, single-parent families, and maternal employment as signals of deep trouble in the American family. Data illustrate the extent of the trouble. The authors show how multiple adversities affect children.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Divorce, Poverty, Single parents, Working mothers


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.