The Center for Families
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Families serves as a catalyst to integrate outreach, teaching, and research activities that support families. We increase and enhance collaboration among academic disciplines, professionals, policymakers, corporations, and community organizations to bring about change focused on families.
We provide a way for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Purdue to work to improve the quality of life for families.
How we bring about change focused on families…
Promote the study of families from a cross-disciplinary, life course perspective while also increasing the opportunity for new knowledge.
Identify high-quality family research from around the world, used to inform decisions that impact families.
- Examining longitudinal associations between internalizing problems, body mass index, and language during childhoodThe current study examines the extent to which associations between internalizing problems, body mass index (BMI), and language skills from early to late childhood
- Flexible fast-mapping: Deaf children dynamically allocate visual attention to learn novel words in American Sign Languagehis study provides first evidence for fast-mapping in sign language, and contributes to theoretical accounts of how word learning develops when all input occurs
- Trends in overall and micronutrient-containing dietary supplement use among U.S. adults and children, NHANES 2007-2018Dietary supplement (DS) use is widespread in the U.S. and contributes large amounts of micronutrients to users. Most studies have relied on data from
Families, in all their diverse forms, are the foundation of society. No culture has been able to provide anything better than the family for producing strong individuals for the journey of life.
—Dr. Donald Felker, Dean of College of Consumer and Family Science, 1987-1992
100+ Faculty Members
have engaged in projects that have added to the creation and dissemination of new knowledgeWho are our Faculty Partners?
of funding provided directly to support over 90 students and faculty in the early phases of their researchRead about funded research
Your Support Makes This Possible
Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes it possible for the center to be involved in innovative initiatives that impact individuals and families.