skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 77717 Find in a Library
Title: Framework for Family Analysis Relevant to Child Abuse, Neglect and Juvenile Delinquency (From Exploring the Relationship Between Child Abuse and Delinquency, P 100-114, 1981, Robert J Hunner and Yvonne Elder Walker, ed See NCJ-77711)
Author(s): P Glasser; C Garvin
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Allanheld, Osmun and Co Publishers, Inc
Montclair, NJ 07042
Sale Source: Allanheld, Osmun and Co Publishers, Inc
6 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes a multidisciplinary conceptual framework which focuses on the family in the context of its social environment to help in understanding such dysfunctional behaviors as abuse, neglect, delinquency, and crime.
Abstract: The framework views family functioning through a number of structural components. The family's task force structure concerns who does what within the family unit and how often, while its communication structure reflects the characteristics of verbal and nonverbal messages. Its power structure is concerned with who influences whom, as well as who makes the decisions and how often; the affectional structure refers to who likes whom and who dislikes whom. Three possible types of stressors are seen as preceding family disorganization: chronic situations, such as poverty or the presence of a retarded child; sudden changes, such as unemployment or hospitalization of a family member; and immediate behavorial occurrences, such as arguments which trigger a particular incident of deviance. Family integration is central to the family's vulnerability to stress, but available social resources are also important. These concepts are demonstrated through an application to the problems of child abuse, status offenses, child neglect, and minor criminal offenses. The paper suggests that in child abuse or status offense cases, intensive family therapy that uses the social network may be the preferred treatment, since family members are usually involved. But in cases of neglect or criminal behavior by a minor, treatment will be more difficult and require a variety of serices. Charts, footnotes, and a 61-item reference list are included.
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Domestic relations; Family counseling; Family crisis; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile dependency and neglect
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=77717

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.