The Impact of the Trump Administration on Families in the United States. By Jay L. Lebow *

This Editorial in the September issue of the classic family therapy journal "Family Process" by Jay L. Lebow summarizes the current situation of many families in the US. The members of Princeton Family Institute present this thought provoking text to our website readers for study and conversation.

Welcoming Communities How to Help Families Feel Safe in an Unsafe World: Suggestions for Parents, Teachers, and Community Leaders

At a time when numerous immigrant residents of our communities feel unwelcome or under siege by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and in great fear that a family member may be removed from the US or when they struggle with the trauma experienced already during their immigration journey, the crucial question for us as a welcoming community is:

How are we to act as therapists, teachers, neighbors, caregivers, or, above all, as parents of children who feel unsafe, or as leaders responsible for civil or religious communities that look to us for reassurance?

Balancing individual Self-determination and relational Engagement.

Reflections on the challenge for young adults to reconcile the need for self-determination and individuation with the equally crucial need for relational engagement with others. A "Kaleidoscopic" view on family relational patterns.

Addiction is a Family and Community Event

Many of us are deeply affected by the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman (46) on Sunday, February 2, apparently from an overdose of heroin. His mother, his long-term partner and their three young children are “devastated”. Hoffman had spoken candidly about his decades long struggle with addiction during an interview in 2006.