The Center for Families
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Families harnesses the power of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to improve our quality of life. We increase and enhance collaboration among academic disciplines, professionals, policymakers, corporations, and community organizations to build a better world for all 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.
- Early childhood education language environments: considerations for research and practiceJennifer Finders, Rob Duncan – The importance of developing early language and literacy skills is acknowledged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
- Family connectedness and sexual minority Asian Americans’ eating behavior regulationAnnabelle Atkin – To date, psychosocial and interpersonal protective factors such as family connectedness have received little attention in studies of eating behaviors among
- WATCH THE RECORDING: Finalists of the Kanter Award present at WFRN Virtual Conference SeriesWork and Family Researchers Network invited the 2023 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award finalists to discuss their research as part of their Virtual Conference Series.
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 100 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.