Navigating Disruption and Change in Diverse Families

Concurrent Sessions 2

Jordan Arellanes, Brenda Lohman, Kimberly Osborne, Erinn Duprey, Margaret Caughy, Assaf Oshri, Anthony Ferraro, Ian Waldick, Karen Oehme, Merani Rivarola, Renada Goldberg, Debra Fitzpatrick, LaKisha David, Diamond Thomas, Christy Lleras, Sailaja Subramaniam, Marsha Carolan, Jennifer Del Mundo, Karen Quek

Facilitator: Anne Farrell

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Location
Royal Palm 3
Session #
121
Session Type
Lightning Paper
Session Focus
  • Research
  • Practice
Organized By
  • Family Policy

About the Session

  • 121-01 - Low-Income Latino Fathers' Impact on Adolescents' Drug Delinquency
    By Jordan Arellanes, Brenda Lohman
  • 121-02 - Parents' Trauma in Childhood and the Intergenerational Transmission of Emotion Dysregulation
    By Kimberly Osborne, Erinn Duprey, Margaret Caughy, Assaf Oshri
  • 121-03 - The Effects of Childhood Trauma and Coparenting Quality on the Efficacy of Divorce Education
    By Anthony Ferraro, Ian Waldick, Karen Oehme, Merani Rivarola
  • 121-04 - Mixed Methods Research Design in Family Policy Analysis: Examining the Impact of Paid Sick Leave Policy on African American Families
    By Renada Goldberg, Debra Fitzpatrick
  • 121-05 - Family Reunification of African Americans With Distant African Relatives
    By LaKisha David, Diamond Thomas, Christy Lleras
  • 121-06 - Late-Life Asian Indian Immigrants Aging Out of Place in Multigenerational Homes
    By Sailaja Subramaniam, Marsha Carolan
  • 121-07 - Navigating Life in America: The Case of Second-Generation Filipino Women
    By Jennifer Del Mundo, Karen Quek

Abstract(s)

Low-Income Latino Fathers' Impact on Adolescents' Drug Delinquency

By Jordan Arellanes, Brenda Lohman

Current research assessing the impact of Latino father involvement on their child’s drug usage is underrepresented. The present study investigates how father’s relationship during early adolescence affects their use of drugs in an urban, high-poverty area. A sample of 381 Latino fathers and children living in Boston, Chicago, or San Antonio were selected using data from the Three-City Study. Structural equation models were conducted to demonstrate that a positive father/child relationship in early adolescence predicted lower drug delinquency in late adolescence (5 years later). The current study provides policy recommendations for Latino fathers' involvement in programs that help curb adolescent’s drug delinquency.

Objectives

1) To analyze the impact of Low income Latino father’s relationship on their children’s future drug delinquency.2) To demonstrate the mediating role of the father/child relationship on mother anger and alianation anf father involvement.3) To test the predictive nature of early drug delinquency on later life drug delinquency.

Parents' Trauma in Childhood and the Intergenerational Transmission of Emotion Dysregulation

By Kimberly Osborne, Erinn Duprey, Margaret Caughy, Assaf Oshri

Experiences of trauma in childhood have been linked to varying social, behavioral, and health problems in adulthood and may also play a role in emotion dysregulation (ED). Through the process of intergenerational transmission, childhood trauma may translate into ED, attachment insecurity, and conduct problems for the subsequent generation. In the present study, a structural equations model was run in which parent’s ED mediated the relation between parental childhood trauma and child RSA reactivity (a physiological measure of ED). The model had excellent fit, with parental childhood trauma significantly predicting parent ED, and parent ED significantly predicting child ED.

Objectives

1. To further our understanding of how early environment impacts the physiological regulation of emotion. 2. To examine one path by which experiences of trauma and adversity in childhood translate into negative outcomes in subsequent generations within the family. 3. To address a means by which parenting intervention programs may mitigate risk to children. 

The Effects of Childhood Trauma and Coparenting Quality on the Efficacy of Divorce Education

By Anthony Ferraro, Ian Waldick, Karen Oehme, Merani Rivarola

Although research indicates the utility of divorce education in reducing interparental conflict post-divorce, less is known about efficacy for parents who have reported high-levels of childhood trauma. Using a sample of parents who completed an online divorce education program (n=505), change in targeted attitudes from pre- to post-test were found. Significant relationships were found between the childhood traumas and baseline attitudes regarding participant's relationship with their former spouse. Indirect effects were found for the relationship between pre-test and post-test attitudes as a function of co-parenting quality post-divorce. Implications for divorce education, relative to state-level differences in mandates will be provided.

Objectives

1. To better understand the potential for online divorce education to make meaningful strides in targeted attitudes related to post-divorce adjustment2. To extend understanding about the interrelationships among co-parenting quality, trauma, and targeted objectives of divorce education programs3. To recognize the need for trauma-informed divorce education programs

Mixed Methods Research Design in Family Policy Analysis: Examining the Impact of Paid Sick Leave Policy on African American Families

By Renada Goldberg, Debra Fitzpatrick

Following the paid sick leave city-wide ordinance passage in Minneapolis, MN, a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project was launched to examine the policy’s efficacy in perceived paid sick leave accessibility and usage, and whether this policy will impact family engagement, health, and family satisfaction for African American families. This paper examines the usage of a qualitative-led, mixed methods research design to examine the impact of paid sick leave access on a marginalized community, critique the efficacy of using a community engaged mixed method research design to conduct a family policy analysis, and illustrate the translation of qualitative findings into quantitative data collection that captures the essence of the community’s narrative.

Objectives

To critique the efficacy using a community engaged, mixed method research design to concurrently conduct family policy analysis.To analyze access and usage (or lack thereof) of paid sick leave policy from a family perspective.To illustrate the translation of qualitative findings into quantitative data collection in a mixed methods research design.

Family Reunification of African Americans With Distant African Relatives

By LaKisha David, Diamond Thomas, Christy Lleras

Using autosomal DNA testing and genetic genealogy tools, African Americans are increasingly identifying and engaging with distant African relatives. Seven self-identified African American adults who were engaged in communications with at least one of their distant African relatives participated in this study. Using a thematic analysis, we found three themes rooted in the meanings participants associated with their reunification experiences and an additional four themes rooted in the mechanisms and decision-making points African Americans used to engage with their African relatives. Clinicians and researchers should be cognizant of this emerging reunification process and the socioemotional significance attached to it.

Objectives

(1) To explore the mechanisms and decision-making points African Americans use to engage with distant African relatives
(2) To illustrate the meanings African Americans associate with recognizing distant African relatives
(3) To identify socioemotional benefits or challenges associated with the reunification process.

Late-Life Asian Indian Immigrants Aging Out of Place in Multigenerational Homes

By Sailaja Subramaniam, Marsha Carolan

Asian Indian late life immigrants who settle in this country after the age of 60 are sponsored by their adult children under The Family Reunification Act of 1990. They are often a vulnerable population due to limited English language proficiency, little or no US work experience and weak ties to social institutions. There is greater reliance on families who play a crucial role in the health and well-being of older adults. This qualitative study explores the unique challenges of “aging out of place”, in addition to highlighting the strengths within Asian Indian family systems that facilitate adjustment and adaptation.

Objectives

To explain the research findings on the intersections between immigration, aging, acculturation and adaptation to multigenerational living for Asian Indian families.To identify what constitutes facilitators and barriers in sustaining resilience for families with aging late life immigrant parents.  To demonstrate the importance of community components which provide services that nurture and sustain resilience for ethnic minority families.

Navigating Life in America: The Case of Second-Generation Filipino Women

By Jennifer Del Mundo, Karen Quek

This study examines the lived experiences of Filipino-American women by bringing to light their day-to-day interactions with the dominant society. We approach this study from a critical race framework that examines the ways racism and race impact their world. Data from twenty American-born-Filipinas were analyzed for multiple intersections of identity formation using Phenomenology. The themes encapsulate how these women experience a push and pull towards two seemingly opposite identities in terms of culture and gender that are manifested in conflicts between thoughts and actions.  The main themes include Dissonance in Cultural-Identity; Dissonance in Gender-Identity; and Dissonance in Perception and Actions.

Objectives

·      Learn the historical, social and cultural environments that continue to shape contemporary American-born Filipinas·      Learn to assess the multiple intersections of identity Second generation Filipino women encounter·      Learn to function as cultural and gender brokers in helping Filipinas sort out values and roles they want to retain and to discard

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