Chaos and Cohesion in the Family System
Erika Lunkenheimer, Frances M. Lobo, Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson, Natasha Seiter, Gregory M. Fosco, Hio Wa Mak, Melissa Lippold; Discussant: Susan McHale; Organizers: Erika Lunkenheimer, Racher G. Lucas-Thompson; Chair: Erika Lunkeheimer
- Research & Theory
About the Session
- 157-01 - Parental Emotion Coaching and Dismissing Moderate the Effects of Family Chaos on Child Coping
By Erika Lunkenheimer, Frances M. Lobo
- 157-02 - Maternal Emotion Coaching as a Moderator of the Association Between Family Chaos and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms
By Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson, Natasha Seiter
- 157-03 - Does Level or Stability of Family Functioning Matter Most? Adolescent Adjustment to Levels and Instability in Family Functioning
By Gregory M. Fosco, Hio Wa Mak, Melissa Lippold
Discussant: Susan McHale
Organizers: Erika Lunkenheimer, Racher G. Lucas-Thompson Chair: Erika Lunkeheimer
Family relationships are a crucial mechanism of risk and resilience for children and adolescents, but we know less about the family-level processes of chaos and cohesion. Family cohesion fosters a supportive climate whereas chaos may inhibit it. But how do these processes operate day-to-day, and through what specific mechanisms do they impact child and adolescent mental health and well-being? The papers in this symposium use methodologically innovative approaches to examine relational mechanisms by which family chaos and cohesion serve to promote or hinder child and adolescent coping, mental health, and well-being. A renowned expert in family processes will discuss.
1. To test theoretical predictions about family-level processes through the use of innovative methods. 2. To delineate specific mechanisms by which family chaos and cohesion impact child well-being and mental health. 3. To consider malleable relational processes in the family and their implications for improving child well-being and mental health.