William J. Doherty

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The Families and Democracy Project moves family therapists and other professionals into the community via a critique of traditional provider/consumer models of family services, a set of principles about the civic engagement of families in partnership with professionals, and a set of public practices for working on community problems. We describe the(More)
This study examined whether a group educational intervention during the transition to parenthood can enhance the quality of father-child interaction and increase father involvement with their children. A randomized experimental design was used to evaluate an 8-session program with 165 couples who were first-time parents, beginning during the second(More)
Prolonged treatment with glucocorticoids is known to produce osteoporosis, which is characterized by a decrease in bone mass. Therefore, we studied the effect of glucocorticoids on the formation of bone and on the expression of beta 1 integrins in a mineralizing organ culture of fetal rat parietal bone. Integrins are a family of integral membrane(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore multiple family members' perceptions of risk and protective factors for healthful eating and physical activity in the home. DESIGN Ten multifamily focus groups were conducted with 26 families. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Community setting with primarily black and white families. Family members (n = 103) were aged 8 to 61 years. MAIN(More)
Most contemporary studies of change in marital quality over time have used growth curve modeling to describe continuously declining mean curves. However, there is some evidence that different trajectories of marital quality exist for different subpopulations. Group-based trajectory modeling provides the opportunity to conduct an empirical investigation of(More)
Chih-Yuan S. Lee, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School; William J. Doherty, Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota. Data used in this study were collected through a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and(More)