Lunchtime Seminar: Sibling Relationships among Offspring of Depressed Parents
April 19, 2007
Wellesley, MA- Sibling relationship quality has been connected to psychosocial and mental health outcomes in youth, including internalizing and externalizing difficulties, substance abuse, and poor peer relationships. Yet to date, no studies have examined sibling relationships in families with a depressed parent. Given that maladaptive family interactions characterize families with depressed parents and are associated with poor sibling relationships, which are associated with poorer youth outcomes, it follows that sibling relationships in families with a depressed parent also may be impaired. In this presentation, Tracy Gladstone, Research Scientist with the Wellesley Centers for Women, will discuss data pertaining to sibling relationship quality, parenting, and psychopathology in the adolescent offspring of depressed parents.
Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit www.wcwonline.org.
For more than 30 years, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women and men, girls and boys. WCW brings together an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis, and action. Our groundbreaking work is dedicated to looking at the world through the eyes of women with the goal of shaping a better world for all.