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Nonresidential Parenting

Nonresidential Parenting
New Vistas in Family Living

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Volume: 155

February 1993 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With burgeoning numbers of nonresidential parents, how can policymakers and professionals who work with families address the emotional and financial needs of children who do not live with both parents? What resources exist for developing parenting agreements between mothers and fathers who live apart? What should be done when a child refuses to visit the nonresidential parent? What effect does a parent's remarriage have on children? A distinguished roster of scholars addresses these questions by drawing from research, policy, and practice sources to identify the rich array of roles that nonresidential parents may play in the lives of their children. Taking a multidimensional approach that views the family as an entity that changes over time, they also explore such issues as variation in nonresidential parenting across ethnic groups, financial implications of parenting apart, patterns of involvement of nonresidential parents, and children's adjustment to remarriage. Included in each chapter are implications for further research and social policy. This important volume concludes with a chapter that offers new directions for multidimensional approaches to research, policy and practice. Nonresidential Parenting will make compelling reading for researchers, practitioners, and students who work with or study families. "Depner and Bray's collection is especially useful in elaborating its principal contention that a 'monolithic vision of non-residential parenting is a poor basis for policy.'....the book is a competent reflection upon research in the United States." --British Journal of Social work "Consistent with its multidisciplinary approach and its focus on research and application, the book is very readable. It is unique in the ease with which it integrates research, theory, and practice. Yet the text represents a very scholarly approach to the study of these families and related interventions. Major empirical and applied scholarship from a variety of disciplines has been drawn upon to support the book's conclusions and recommendations. This book will be an invaluable resource." --Family Relations

James H Bray and Charlene E Depner
Perspectives on Nonresidential Parenting
Rebecca del Carmen and Gabrielle N Virgo
Marital Disruption and Nonresidential Parenting
A Multicultural Perspective

Charlene E Depner
Parental Role Reversal
Mothers as Nonresidential Parents

Jay D Teachman and Kathleen Paasch
The Economics of Parenting Apart
Sanford L Braver et al
A Social Exchange Model of Noncustodial Parent Involvement
Janet R Johnston
Children of Divorce Who Refuse Visitation
Joan B Kelly
Developing and Implementing Post-Divorce Parenting Plans
Does The Forum Make a Difference?

James H Bray and Sandra H Berger
Nonresidential Parent-Child Relationships Following Divorce and Remarriage
A Longitudinal Perspective

Charlene E Depner and James H Bray
Nonresidential Parenting
Multidimensional Approaches in Research, Policy, and Practice


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