The Center for Families
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Families facilitates the work of Purdue faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to improve quality of life for families. We increase and enhance collaboration among academic disciplines, professionals, policymakers corporations, and community organizations to bring about positive change for 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.
- Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methodologies: Relational (in) Justice in ContextLimited focus on binary notions of gender and nuclear family forms has restricted our understanding of how family members often revise and reconstruct relationships
- Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Narrative Review and Systematic UpdateSleep problems are a common comorbidity for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and research in this area has a relatively long history. Within
- Do cross-race friendships with majority and minority peers protect against the effects of discrimination on school belonging and depressive symptoms?Although cross-race friendships seem to benefit racially minoritized students, especially in mitigating the adverse impact of racial discrimination, past research has rarely distinguished between
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.