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See detailGay and Lesbian Families Well-Beeing: Respectively Ten and Seven years after the legalization of Same-sex Marriage and Same-sex Adoption in Belgium, understanding heterosexual adults' attitudes.
Scali, Thérèse ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Green, Robert-Jay

Conference (2014, July)

Belgium is one of the first European country to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples (respectively in 2003 and 2006) and to state anti-discrimination laws (2008). Despite the legalization ... [more ▼]

Belgium is one of the first European country to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples (respectively in 2003 and 2006) and to state anti-discrimination laws (2008). Despite the legalization, what can we say about adults’ attitudes? This study is part of an international project, and aims at studying the attitudes towards different kind of same-sex constellations – single gays and lesbians, couples, and families – and at examining the correlates to those attitudes. Attitudes were assessed through self-report questionnaires in a cohort of 366 heterosexual participants resident in Belgium, 72% females and 28% males aged from 26 to 40 (age class corresponding to transition lifecycle and parenting choices). Participants were asked to answer socio-demographic questions and to self-report their contact with homosexual people (frequency and satisfaction). Then different scales assessed their attitudes toward homosexuality (General Attitudes Toward Homosexuality, Da Costa, 2011; ATLG, Herek), same-sex marriage (Katuzny Scale on Same-Sex Marriage, 2012) and different types of same¬-sex parenting – adoption, alternative insemination, in vitro, ovocyte donation (D’Amore & Green Homoparentality Scale, 2012). It is hypothesized that correlates to positive attitudes will be associated with female gender, lower religiosity, non-protestant religions, liberal political ideology, and higher education and socioeconomic status. This presentation contributes to a better understanding of Belgian’s attitudes toward same-sex couples and same-sex families, by measuring the predictive variables of positive and negative attitudes. [less ▲]

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See detailLo sviluppo socio-emotivo dei bambini adottati da coppie omosessuali in Europa
Messina, Roberta ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; J-Green, Robert

Poster (2014, April 10)

L’adozione da parte di coppie omosessuali, legale in 9 paesi europei, provoca molte reazioni nell’opinione pubblica. Il dibattito oppone il “diritto al bambino”, reclamato dagli omosessuali, al “diritto ... [more ▼]

L’adozione da parte di coppie omosessuali, legale in 9 paesi europei, provoca molte reazioni nell’opinione pubblica. Il dibattito oppone il “diritto al bambino”, reclamato dagli omosessuali, al “diritto del bambino” di crescere al sicuro da ogni forma di stigmatizzazione. La presente ricerca, pionieristica nel contesto europeo, mira ad approfondire lo sviluppo socio-emotivo dei bambini adottati da coppie dello stesso sesso. L’obiettivo è rispondere all’interrogativo soggiacente al dibattito sociale: “inserire un bambino, già segnato da un abbandono, in una famiglia che rappresenta un nuovo “cantiere sociale” può comportare delle ripercussioni sul suo benessere psicologico?”. Recruteremo circa 200 famiglie adottive, metà omogenitoriali e metà eterogenitoriali; per ogni famiglia, i dati saranno raccolti tramite tre fonti di informazione: i genitori, il bambino e un suo insegnante. La ricerca, condotta inizialmente in Olanda, Belgio, Spagna e Inghilterra, sarà poi diffusa negli altri paesi europei. [less ▲]

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See detailSame-sex parenting is legal in Belgium but some heterosexuals support it and others don't: why?
Scali, Thérèse ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Green, Robert-Jay

Poster (2014, April 10)

Gays and Lesbians represent between 7 and 10% of the Belgian population, this means 1 million of citizens. Notwithstanding the large number of civil rights granted to homosexuals and the anti ... [more ▼]

Gays and Lesbians represent between 7 and 10% of the Belgian population, this means 1 million of citizens. Notwithstanding the large number of civil rights granted to homosexuals and the anti-discrimination laws, the issue of social acceptance of same-sex couples and families remains. However, the attitude of the population (support vs. rejection and discrimination) and the marginalization of a minority influence not only their quality of life but also their couple and parenting skills and the development of their children (Armesto, 2002; Goldberg, 2010). Results show that attitudes towards same-sex parenting can be explained by four categories of arguments: arguments regarding children well-beeing, religious and political arguments, contact and experiential arguments and traditional arguments. [less ▲]

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See detailHeterosexuals’ Attitudes Towards Gay and Lesbian Couples and Families
Scali, Thérèse ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Green, Robert-Jay

Scientific conference (2014, February)

This presentation aims at highlighting Heterosexuals' Attitudes Towards Gay and Lesbian Couples and Families in the belgian context.

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See detailCo-parenting among Lesbian Headed Families Two contrasted cases
Miscioscia, Marina ULg; Delvoye, Marie; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

in Pereira, Henrique; Costa, Pedro (Eds.) Coming-out for LBBT. Psychology in the current international scenario. (2014)

The parental function is an individual competence taking place within a dyadic interaction and relationship between adult and infant; and in which each parent actualizes with the infant independently from ... [more ▼]

The parental function is an individual competence taking place within a dyadic interaction and relationship between adult and infant; and in which each parent actualizes with the infant independently from the other parent. Co-parenting, instead, concerns the ways in which mothers and fathers function together as parents, how they cooperate, support and/or undermine each other in their reciprocal presence or absence and how they manage triadic processes. This key notion inserted with good marital and parent-child relationship seems correlated with good child outcomes (e.g., Brown, et al., 2010). Numerous longitudinal studies has observed co-parenting in “traditional families” (e.g. Favez at al. 2012) and his impact on family alliance; in lesbian headed family co-parenting was studying mainly in terms of couples’ division of family labor (Patterson & Farr, 2011), which researchers view as one aspect of co-parenting (e.g., Feinberg, 2003). In this paper we observe two contrasted co-parenting in two lesbian headed families. Co-parenting will be observed at the help of Lausanne Trilogue Play approach (LTP Fivaz-Depeursinge & Corboz-Warnery’s 1999) during triadic family interaction. [less ▲]

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See detailSiblings in the coming out process
Haxhe, Stéphanie ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

in Pereira, H.; Costa, P. (Eds.) Coming-out for LGBT Psychology in the current international scenario (2014)

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See detailBelgian heterosexual attitudes toward homosexual couples and families.
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Green, Robert-Jay; Scali, Thérèse ULg et al

in Pereira, Henrique; Costa, Pedro (Eds.) Coming-out for LBBT. Psychology in the current international scenario. (2014)

In Belgium, marriage and adoption for gays and lesbians are legal since respectively 2003 and 2006. Despite the legalization, public opinion is still not unanimous and some heterosexuals continue to ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, marriage and adoption for gays and lesbians are legal since respectively 2003 and 2006. Despite the legalization, public opinion is still not unanimous and some heterosexuals continue to disapprove those families. This study aims at examining the correlated variables of positive and negative attitudes toward same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting. Attitudes were assessed through self-report questionnaires in a cohort of 3663 heterosexual participants that are resident in Belgium, 47% Females, 53% males aged from 18 to 61. It is hypothesized that correlates of positive attitudes toward SSM and GLP will be associated with female gender, lower religiosity, liberal political ideology, and higher education and socioeconomic status. Results suggest that females are significantly more favorable than males toward same-sex marriage. People aged between 18 and 25 are significantly more favorable than older age groups. Atheists/agnostics are significantly more favorable than all religious groups. Left-wing individuals are significantly more favorable than right-wing. Females are significantly more favorable than males toward same-sex parents. These preliminary results seem to confirm our hypothesis and underline the interest of this study. [less ▲]

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See detailLes nouvelles familles: perspectives pour la thérapie familiale
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

Scientific conference (2013, November 11)

L’émergence des nouvelles familles représente l’un des principaux changements démographiques des sociétés occidentales. Qu’elles soient monoparentales, adoptives, immigrées ou interculturelles, ces ... [more ▼]

L’émergence des nouvelles familles représente l’un des principaux changements démographiques des sociétés occidentales. Qu’elles soient monoparentales, adoptives, immigrées ou interculturelles, ces familles ont longtemps été perçues comme déviantes voire déficitaires par rapport au modèle standard de la famille « traditionnelle ». La souffrance psychique des membres de nouvelles familles semblerait dépendre, entre autres, du croisement de trois processus principaux : transitionnel (gestion du stress et de la souffrance liée à la séparation, divorces, émigrations, coming-out), relationnel (élaboration des pertes par rapport aux précédentes appartenances familiales et mobilisation de ressources pour la création de nouvelles), et sociétal (impact de la stigmatisation, racisme, homophobie, exclusion, manque de reconnaissance juridique et politique). [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of siblings in the coming out process: research and vignettes
Haxhe, Stéphanie ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

Conference (2013, October 26)

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See detailLesbian and Gay Parents:Stress, Resilience and Therapeutic Issues
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

Conference (2013, October 25)

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) couples and parented families were often neglected by family and couple systems theory and practice. This inattention is mostly rooted in homophobia ... [more ▼]

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) couples and parented families were often neglected by family and couple systems theory and practice. This inattention is mostly rooted in homophobia,heterocentrism and heteronormativity that influenced dominant definitions of "healthy" and "functional" relationships. Whether we are researchers or clinicians, it is interesting to consider the impact of these stressors. Especially in the clinical contexts, it seems important to assess the degree of minority stress, relational ambiguity and social support in order to address the LGBT unique challenges. In this presentation, we will discuss these challenges and through clinical vignettes we will underline the importance of an eco-systemic approach and the creation of new possibilities to be and to do a couple and a family. [less ▲]

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See detailPères gays en transition: croyances, relations et pistes thérapeutiques
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

Conference (2013, September 28)

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See detailLa fratrie face au "coming-out"
Haxhe, Stéphanie ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

in Thérapie Familiale (2013), 34(2), 215-230

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See detailTRANSITION TO PARENTHOOD IN LESBIAN PARENTS FAMILIES: A CASE STUDY
Miscioscia, Marina ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Delvoye, Marie

in 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology Abstract Book (2013, September)

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See detailThe Evolution of Couple and Family Therapy in Europe: complex but not diverse enough
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

Conference (2013, June)

In Europe, family therapy has achieved an extraordinary level of development through the creation of schools, centers, journals and in particular in the European Family Therapy Association. Aside from the ... [more ▼]

In Europe, family therapy has achieved an extraordinary level of development through the creation of schools, centers, journals and in particular in the European Family Therapy Association. Aside from the traditional topics, it strikes me that European couple and family therapy develops complexity through neurobiology, evidence based family and couple therapy; and through the development of narrativist and constructivist approaches. But, the European take on the complexity approach does have certain limitations partly due to, not thoroughly enough, considering the concept of diversity. [less ▲]

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See detailLa qualità delle interazioni triadiche nelle famiglie lesbo-genitoriali: uno studio pilota con la procedura del Lausanne Trilogue Play
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Simonelli, Alessandra; Miscioscia, Marina ULg

in Infanzia & Adolescenza (2013), 12(2), 113-127

Objective: The aim of the study was an exploratory research about the quality of the triadic family interactions across homo-parental families, in which the parental couple is composed by two women. The ... [more ▼]

Objective: The aim of the study was an exploratory research about the quality of the triadic family interactions across homo-parental families, in which the parental couple is composed by two women. The objectives have been: a) to investigate the quality of the triadic interactions of lesbo-parental families, by identifying specificity stings of strength and/or weakness; b) to compare the quality of lesbian headed families interactions with the data emerged by the literature on the triadic interactions in “traditional families” (Favez, Lavanchy Scaiola, Tissot, Darwiche, Frascarolo, 2010). Method: 10 lesbian headed families procreating through medically assisted procreation (IVF) have participated belonging to a not clinic population and recruit through associations and web sites devoted to homosexual couples and homo-parental families. The quality of the triadic interactions has been valued through the Lausanne Trilogue Play (LTP; Fivaz-Depeursinge e Corboz-Warnery, 1999). The biological mothers have a mean of 34.4 years (SD = 5.85), not biological mothers have a mean of 36.6 years (SD = 7.69), and children have a middle age of 28.3 months (SD = 22.08). No significant differences was found on T-test analysis about children ages. Results: The collected data show good reliability of the LTP coding to discriminate the quality of the family interactions in comparison to different typologies of families. The comparison among the lesbian headed families group with the data of the research of Favez et al. (2010) on three groups of families (hetero-parents, with depressed mother, hetero-parents recurrent to Medically Assisted Procreation) has shown only meaningful differences with the clinical group. Conclusions: The emerged data seem to underline that the quality of the family triadic interactions is not influenced by the composition of the family. The LTP procedure is able to discriminate the different interactive base typologies of families, with particular reference to those in which a parent manifests clinical symptoms. Otherwise the lesbian headed families appear characterized by a level of triadic iteration closer to hetero-parental families. The present study refers to a different legislative reality from the Italian; we hope that more research can also be developed in the Italian context stimulating the attention of the researchers. [less ▲]

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See detailLes alliances coparentales dans les familles lesboparentales
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Simonelli, Alessandra; Miscioscia, Marina ULg

in Favez, Nicolas; Frascarolo-Moutinot, France; Tissot, Hervé (Eds.) Naître et grandir au sien de la triade. Le développement de l'alliance familiale. (2013)

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See detail«Homosexualité et relations de couple: comparaison entre un groupe italien et belge
Messina, Roberta ULg; Scali, Thérèse ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

in Thérapie Familiale (2013), 34(3), 381-394

Homosexualité et relations de couple : comparaison entre un groupe italien et belge. – Cet article se propose d’étudier les relations de couple de même sexe dans deux contextes socio-législatifs ... [more ▼]

Homosexualité et relations de couple : comparaison entre un groupe italien et belge. – Cet article se propose d’étudier les relations de couple de même sexe dans deux contextes socio-législatifs radicalement différents (Belgique et Italie), et en particulier de mettre en évidence les liens entre le style d’attachement romantique, l’homophobie intériorisée, le soutien social ainsi que le désir et l’intention de parentalité. L’échantillon total est de 120 jeunes homosexuels (60 Belges et 60 Italiens), chaque sous-groupe étant stratifié en deux catégories égales selon le sexe (30 hommes et 30 femmes) et selon le statut relationnel (30 célibataires et 30 sujets en couple). Des corrélations significatives ainsi que des différences intergroupes ont pu être démontrées, permettant donc de mieux comprendre la manière de vivre les relations de couple et le désir de parentalité chez les individus homosexuels. [less ▲]

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