BUILDING ON FAMILY STRENGTHS:
RESEARCH AND PROGRAMS IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN AND
Kaye J. Exo, M.S.W.
Barbara J. Friesen, Ph.D
Research and Training Center on Family Support
and Children's Mental Health
Regional Research Institute for Human Services
Graduate School of Social Work
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Telephone (503) 725-4040
FAX (503) 725-4180
1995 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
The recommended citation for this publication is:
Exo, K. J. & Friesen, B.J. (Eds.). (1996). Building on family strengths: Research and
programs in support of children and their families. 1995 conference proceedings.
Portland, OR: Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental
Health, Portland State University.
This publication was developed with funding from the National Institute on Disability
and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education, and the Center for
Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(NIDRR grant number H133B900007-96). The content of this publication does not
necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funding agencies.
Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, and the use of
facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on race, color, creed, or religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. This policy implements state and federal law
(including Title IX).
It is with great pleasure that we present the proceedings from the National Conference on
Building on Family Strengths: Research and Programs in Support of Children and their
Families held in Portland, Oregon from June 1-3, 1995.
We at the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
wish to express our appreciat