The volume opens a new frontier in parent-child communication research as it brings together veteran researchers and newcomers to explore the communication of parents and children as they create relationships outside the family. The chapters herein examine communication processes and problems of parents and children as they interact with childcare, healthcare, education, and youth sports; investigate the unique challenges facing various types of families as they communicate outside the family (e.g., stepfamilies and gay/lesbian/bisexual families); and consider the role of media in family relationships outside of home.
The primary audiences for the volume includes scholars, researchers and graduate students studying communication in families, children’s communication, communication in personal relationships, organizational communication, group communication, and health communication. It will also be of interest to psychologists who study families, children, and organizations; sociologists who study families, children, and organizations; education researchers; teachers; coaches; family physicians; and family therapists. graduate students It has the potential for use in courses in family communication, family studies, family sociology, and child development.
Foreword: Anita Vangelisti
Thomas J. Socha and Glen H. Stamp
Section 1: Childcare & Education
Providers, and Children Communicate?
Daniel J. Weigel and Sally S. Martin
Development Center Culture.
John C. Meyer
Michelle Miller-Day and Tara McManus
Section 2: Health & Wellness
Ashley Duggan and Sandra Petronio
Children’s Mental Health System of Care.
Christine S. Davis, Norin Dollard, and Keren S. Vergon
Analysis of the Parent-Child-Early Intervention Relationship.
Carol B. Mills and Kasey L Walker
and Coaches Regarding Level of Play in Sports.
Paul Turman, Angela Zimmerman, and Brett Dobesh
in Parent-Child Communication in the Public Sphere.
Robert S. Littlefield and Cindy Larson-Casselton
Section 3: Parent-Child-Society Relationships and Media
interactions with commercial interests.
Erica Weintraub Austin, Stacey J. T. Hust, and Michelle E. Kistler
15. Response to Family Crisis: Mood Disorders, Supportive Listening, and the
Telephone Helpline Volunteer.
Barbara A. Penington and Raymond D. Baus
16. Commentary: Parent-Child-Societal Relationships and Media
Section 4: Evolving Caregiving Roles and Relationships
17. When the World Comes Home: Examining Internal and External Influences
on Communication Exchanges between Parents and Their Boomerang
18. Stepfamilies Interfacing Outside the Home: Barriers to Stepparent/stepchild
Communication with Educational, Medical, and Legal personnel.
Amy J. Johnson, Elizabeth A. Craig, Michel M. Haigh, Eileen S.
Gilchrist, Lindsey T. Lane, and Nakia S. Welch
19. Interactions Between Gay and Lesbian Foster Parents, the Children Placed
in their Home, and the Surrounding Community.
Dennis Grady Patrick and John Palladino
20. Commentary: Communication and Evolving Caregiving Roles &
Dawn O. Braithwaite and Jordan Soliz
Kathleen M. Galvin