Marriage Parenting and Family

Conflict Resolution in Families

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

This project examines the effect of marital conflict on individual and parent-child functioning in intact families with four-year-old children.

Effectiveness of the Restoration Model in Intensive Marital Therapy

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

The overall goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the Restoration Therapy (RT) approach in couple therapy in an intensive format.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Process and Training Research

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

Couple distress is the single most common reason for seeking therapy. It undermines family functioning and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety disorders, and alcoholism. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships.

Latino Families in the U.S.A. Research Project

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores, originally from Colombia, is bilingual and bicultural and takes a special interest in addressing the inter-relationships between family, mental health and social policy issues, in a manner that promotes the well-being of vulnerable immigrant children and families.

The Latino Church in Southern California: Dealing with the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

Heightened immigration enforcement has affected many congregations throughout Southern California. This study seeks to understand this multifaceted social issue and its effects on the Latino immigrant church from the perspective of pastors and religious leaders.

Community Violence and Trauma in El Salvador: Risks and Protective Factors among Salvadoran Youth in School Settings

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

This study examines the impact of community violence on adolescents in school settings in El Salvador.

The Raising My Child Study: The Tiger Mother Premise

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

This one-year longitudinal study examines the prospective associations between maternal psychological control and child emotional and academic outcomes in the Chinese diaspora (Hong Kong, Beijing, and Los Angeles).

Developmental Correlates of Parental Control

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

How do cultural factors relate to parenting, mother/father-child relationships, marital relationships, and child wellbeing in Asian American families? In this multi-informant (mother, father, child), multi-method (observation of family conflict task, cognitive assessment, survey questionnaires) study, we examine cultural and familial factors associated with child adjustment.

Stress and Wellbeing in Migrant Children and Families in China

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

What are the unique stressors that migrant children face and how do they cope with their stress? How do child (e.g., temperament), parental (e.g., parental support) and contextual (e.g., social discrimination) characteristics influence children’s perceptions of self, academic achievement and peer relationships?

The Chinese-American Pastor Study (CAPS)

1/13/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

What are some unique challenges that Chinese American church leaders face in their ministry, and what is the extent to which ministry stress affects psychological wellbeing and family relations? What are some protective factors that promote wellbeing, positive family processes, and marital relationships?

The Kyrgyzstan Social Orphans Project

3/8/16 in Marriage Parenting and Family

Approximately 11,000 children currently live in state institutions in Kyrgyzstan. Most of them are “social orphans,” where one or both parents are still living but unable to care for them. As youths are being required to graduate from state orphanages at 9th grade, what are some common challenges and stressors they face as they transition into independent living? What are alternative intervention models (e.g., prevention care, foster families, transitional homes, reunification programs)? What is the role of churches in taking care of orphans?

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