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.
- Kanter Lecture to explore gender and racial combinations of work and family lives from early adulthood to mid-lifeOn March 28, Kanter Award Winner Dr. Anette Fasang will discuss her findings about intersectional life course perspective on gendered
- Navigating Work alongside Fertility Challenges: New Horizons in Work-Family ResearchIO Colloquium Speaker Series: Winny Shen, PhD Tuesday, April 16 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern LWSN B151 Download the Flyer About the
- Disparities Among Pediatric Firearm Suicides in the United States: An Analysis of the National Violent Death Reporting System, 2014 to 2018Laura Schwab-Reese – Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States (U.S.), with firearms being the predominant
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 AN IMPACT
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.