Alternatives for Strengthening Families are Explored in the April Issue of Family Relations

The April 2020 issue of Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science (FR) is now available for subscribers. It features new original articles on parent attachment, intergenerational family support, and trauma in distinctive contexts.

A group of articles in this issue explores several alternatives for strengthening families — including play, expressive writing, practical wisdom, and new approaches to home visiting.

View table of contents (Vol. 69, Issue 2)


In addition, several new FR early-view articles have been published online.

Behavioral Observation and Analysis of Participants in Foster Care Visits
María D. Salas, Isabel M. Bernedo, Miguel A. García‐Martín, and María J. Fuentes
Published online: March 28, 2020 |

Reorganizing the Single‐Parent Family System: Exploring the Process Perspective on Divorce
Dries Van Gasse and Dimitri Mortelmans
Published online: March 26, 2020 |

Marital Conflict in the Context of Novel Stress: Associations with Physiological Stress Functioning
Natasha S. Seiter and Rachel G. Lucas‐Thompson
Published online: March 26, 2020 |

Jealousy Links Comparisons with Siblings to Adjustment among Emerging Adults
Meghan K. Hamwey and Shawn D. Whiteman
Published online: March 17, 2020 |

To access full-text articles, FR subscribers may visit and log in. Your username is typically the email address you have on file at NCFR.

Since 1951, FR has published basic and applied articles that are original, innovative and interdisciplinary, and that focus on diverse family forms and issues. The general public may visit the journal website to view any article abstract without a login.