Family Well-Being

Research Reports

The American Family Assets Study, Amy K. Syvertsen, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, and Peter C. Scales

Study Highlights
Press Release
Study Report
Discussion Starter Questions
Technical Report
Family Assets Framework

Building Strong Families 2004: A Study of African American and Latino/Latina Parents in the United States (Summary Report), Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Marc Mannes, Peter C. Scales, Shenita Lewis, and Brent Boltrom
Building Strong Families: A Preliminary Survey on What Parents Need to Succeed, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Peter C. Scales, Stacey P. Rude, and Jolene L. Roehlkepartain

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The Possible Dream: What Families in Distressed Communities Need to Help Kids Thrive, Rebecca N. Saito, Theresa K. Sullivan, and Nicole R. Hintz

Growing Up Adopted: A Portrait of Adolescents and their Families, Peter L. Benson, Anu R. Sharma, and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain

Research Briefs

Engaging Families in Service: Broadening Service-Learning’s Reach, Impact, and Support, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain and Jenny Friedman

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Scholarly Chapters

Benson, P. L. & Roehlkepartain, E. C. (1994). Single-parent families: Risk and resiliency. PSAY Network, 2(1), 5-7.

Benson, P. L., Sharma, A. R., & Roehlkepartain, E. C. (1995) Strengths in adoptive families. Child Welfare, 3(2), 1-2.

Scales, P. C. (1997). The role of family support programs in building developmental assets among young adolescents: A national survey of services and staff training needs. Child Welfare, 76(5), 611–635.

Scales, P. C., Benson, P. L., Roehlkepartain, E. C., Hintz, N. R., Sullivan, T. K., & Mannes, M. (2004). The role of parental status and child age in the engagement of children and youth with adults outside their families. Journal of Family Issues, 25(4), 735–760.