Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Stepfamilies--Psychological aspects; Stepchildren--Family relationships;
The American family has been in a state of transition for the past three decades. Marital dissolution has quadrupled in the past 20 years, with three in five marriages ending in divorce. Approximately 80% of divorced men and 75% of divorced women remarry, creating 5.3.million married-couple households in which at least one stepchild under 18 resides.
The author of this paper will address several factors and intervention strategies that have been identified as potential determinants of healthy adaptation in children in stepfamilies. Given the increasing prevalence of stepfamilies in this country, it is imperative that school counselors become knowledgeable in the dynamics of stepfamily life so that the needs of stepchildren can be met effectively within the school setting.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Terry T. Kottman
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©2000 Deanna S. Johnson
Johnson, Deanna S., "Stepfamilies : implications and interventions for children" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 936.