Stronger Families – Stronger Future
Recognizing and celebrating the important work done within families every day, while continuing to enhance research, education, and resources.
26 Family Impact Seminars
What topic did legislators ask for research on in 1999?
brought nonpartisan evidence and strategies to legislators to help them find common ground on policy and programs that affect Hoosier families
650+ Thousand DOLLARS
Who is doing research at Purdue to support families?
funding provided directly to over 100 students and faculty at Purdue University, to support their study of families from a cross-disciplinary, life course perspective
24 Years AROUND THE WORLD
identifying the best research about work and family, used to educate corporate practitioners responsible for programs, practices and policies that affect more than 4 million employees and their familiesWhat research can companies rely on to help make decisions?
CFF 30 IMPACT
- 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
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make your impact As an advocate
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.
It started with a simple question…
In 1994, Purdue alumna Lorene Burkhart and a group of advocates worked to bring about change at Purdue – an interdisciplinary approach to research about families. Not just a department, but a community. Their actions ensured the center’s longevity for future generations. We are able to pursue projects when grants aren’t possible. The Center for Families still creates a patchwork of projects that serve to improve the quality of life for families in all their diverse forms.
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