Research Participant Opportunities

The BDL is a part of the  Families Tackling Tough Times Together Program: 

Are you in a family coping with the pandemic?

We are here to help! We are scientists, educators, and students from Purdue University. We created a special program called Families Tackling Tough Times Together. 

The pandemic is a very big challenge. How families cope can affect both parents and children for a long time. There are simple things families can do to help build on their strengths, and for nine weeks this fall, we will be providing weekly collections of ideas for families to use. 

These tools are free, flexible, and informed by science. They are designed for families of all types, with tailored suggestions for children, youth, young adults and older adults, and suitable for both civilian and military families. We hope that your family will try one activity each week! 

Below is a summary of what you can receive. There is NO financial cost to your participation.

What will be provided to you  
Nine weekly collections of resilience-building activities you can use.  X
Information about resilience for you and your family.  X
Opportunities to ask questions of experts. X
Messages of support and encouragement. X

We especially welcome families living in the continental US who are interested in trying out project materials and telling us about their experiences. These families can earn financial rewards by sharing about one hour of their time over the next two months.

You can get more information by joining our Facebook group. Beginning Oct. 4, materials also will be available here on our website and on the Facebook group. If you have questions, please email Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth at

Thank you for your interest! 

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