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.
- Congrats to 2022 Funding Recipients!Lorene Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research About Families Rosie Shrout, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and
- CFF Celebrates 25th AnniversaryThe Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue Universityheld a joint anniversary celebration on April 1, marking 25 years for
- Travel and life: A developmental perspective on tourism consumption over the life courseIn contrast to existing studies which tend to examine a unidirectional relationship between tourism and life, this research is a stride toward understanding how
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.