Joining a Blended Family: A School-Based Intervention to Support Adolescent School Achievement

This research paper addresses the issues related to blending families during adolescence and the struggles that result in the areas of parental relationships, gender issues, ethnic considerations, behavioral issues, and ultimately how academic achievement is affected. Adlerian thought is applied to this complex, modern-day issue of blending families. A school-based, small-group curriculum is introduced as an intervention to address how students are coping with the added stress of joining a blended family. The implications for school counselors are discussed as school counselors play a vital role in assisting these students with coping strategies during this potentially challenging adjustment.

Cheryl Lietz
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