124: INVITED PRESENTER SYMPOSIUM: Childrearing in Stepfamilies: Answers About "What Works" Drawn From Forty Years of Research

Caroline Sanner; Olivia Landon; Marilyn Coleman; S Berkley; Todd Jensen; Lawrence Ganong

2:30 PM
3:45 PM
Location
Virtual
Session #
124
Session Type
Invited Symposium
Organized By
  • Education & Enrichment
The recording of this session is available for free to conference attendees. Log in or purchase access to the recordings.

About the Session

Concurrent Sessions 3(NBCC CE Credit: #1 hr and Conference Attendance Credit: #1 hr)

Made Possible by the Education and Enrichment Section

124-01: Overview and Methods of the "What Works" Project
Lawrence H. Ganong, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

124-02: What Works: Stepparenting in Stepfamilies
Lawrence H. Ganong, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

124-03: What Works: Biological Parenting in Stepfamilies
Caroline Sanner, Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Olivia Landon, M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

124-04: What Works: Coparenting in Stepfamilies
Marilyn Coleman, Ed.D.; Steve Berkley, M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Discussant: Todd Jensen, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Chair: Lawrence H. Ganong, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia


Summary

The purpose of this symposium is to examine research evidence about effective childrearing in stepfamilies. We define stepfamilies broadly to include any family in which at least one child is the biological or adoptive offspring of an earlier relationship of one of the adult partners. Effective childrearing is defined as behaviors, actions, communications, strategies, and interactions performed by stepparents, biological parents, and coparents that contribute positively to children's physical, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing.

Objectives
-- To "practice" guidelines for effective childrearing in stepfamilies
-- To draw "best practice" guidelines for effective childrearing in stepfamilies
-- To identify gaps in what is known about effective childrearing in stepfamilies

 

Bundle name
Conference Session