The retrospective approach only provides information about those adults who were abused in childhood who then go on to abuse their own children. Recalled social experiences and current psychological adjustment among adults reared by gay and lesbian parents. These results held true for teacher reports as well as for parent reports.
The New Family Structures Study NFSS is a social-science data-collection project that fielded a survey to a large, random sample of American young adults ages 18—39 who were raised in different types of family arrangements. Helfer and C.
Stigmatization and promotive factors in relation to psychological health and life satisfaction of adolescents in planned lesbian families. August 9, Alex Sunshine Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38 7 Find a Therapist If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a marriage and family therapist MFT can help.
If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a marriage and family therapist MFT can help. Visit Source Website Green, R. Click here to jump to the 4 studies concluding that children of gay or lesbian parents face added disadvantages.
Objective: To compare the quality of life QoLa measure of psychological well-being, of adolescents reared in lesbian-mother families with that of a matched comparison group of adolescents with heterosexual parents. Background: It has been suggested that children with same-sex attracted parents score well in psychosocial aspects of their health, however questions remain about the impact of stigma on these children.
Our philosophy is that every intended parent should have the opportunity to realize their dreams of having a child. Data were collected by means of questionnaires filled in by the fathers. Children raised by lesbian mothers or gay fathers did not systematically differ from other children on any of the outcomes.
They had active social networks and close family bonds. Social Science Research, 53, Research to date has focused on lesbian parents and has been limited by small sample sizes.
This fall AAMFT members will be sharing their unique perspectives, knowledge, and research findings in a crowdsourced effort to update our Therapy Topics. Visit Source Website Potter, D. One can already see the risk of bias in the interpretation of the data, and close analysis does find methodological flaws in the outlier studies.
Average differences favor women over men, but parenting skills are not dichotomous or exclusive.