Parenting practices and interventions among marginalized families in appalachia: Building on family strengths

Jean Bauer, Sharon Bogan, Tricia Dyk, Jonathan Fox, Lawrence Ganong, Stephen Gavazzi, Charles Hennon, Carolyn Henry, Robert Hughes, Patrick McKenry, Jan Melby, Gary Peterson, Stephan Wilson

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Abstract

Using an ecological framework, the various contexts for parenting among marginalized families in Appalachia are discussed. Appalachian parenting styles are thought to be functional adaptations to a rural and often socioeconomically depressed environment within this geographical region. Characteristics of parenting styles, parents themselves, and their children are reviewed. Further, attention is paid to how family life professionals respond to these characteristics. Finally, suggestions are made for how professionals may cooperate with parents through the offering of support, information, and skills that are culturally responsive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-396
Number of pages10
JournalFamily Relations
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appalachia
  • Childrearing
  • Culturally responsive programming
  • Marginalization
  • Parenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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