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New Illinois program seeks to serve low-income, homeless and low-resource rural veterans

June 2021

The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University is collaborating with University of Illinois Extension and select Illinois food pantries and faith-based communities on Reaching Rural Veterans (RRV), a Purdue-based program that connects low-income, homeless and low-resource rural veterans

Congratulations to CFF Funding Recipients

May 2021

Last month, the Center for Families celebrated the 2021 and 2020 recipients of the CFF Funding Program in a virtual ceremony. Congratulations to all recipients! 2021 Faculty Awards Kontos Faculty Fellowship – Dr. Xiang Zhou, Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology

HDFS addiction studies concentration awards its first graduate

May 2021

Issues of Substance Abuse in Family Systems investigates the family component of addiction. “That connected a lot to my internship because everybody has a family. A lot of codependency and substance use starts in childhood… I was always, always interested

Want to improve your child’s math skills? Read them a book.

May 2021

CFF Faculty Partner, David Purpura, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and his colleagues collaborated with a professional children’s book author and illustrator to produce “The Little Elephants” series starring Benjamin, Lucy and their best friend,

Mobile technology helps give voice to nonverbal autistic children during pandemic

March 2021

Mobile technology helps give voice to nonverbal autistic children during pandemic Purdue University technology to assist nonverbal children on the autism spectrum is helping families around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced schools and clinics to rely

Register for this year’s Kanter Lecture on March 24th

March 2021

Register today for this year’s virtual Kanter Lecture on March 24, 2021 10:30-11:30am EST. Upon registration you will receive details on how to join via a unique Zoom meeting link. The Kanter Lecture will be given by 2020 Kanter Award

Graduate students – Apply to 2021 Levien Family Policy Internship and Scholarship by March 5th

February 2021

Graduate students interested in family policy and research are encouraged to apply to the Center for Families Levien Family Policy Internship and Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2021. The intern will work with Center for Families Director,

The Digital Divide: How Does it Divide Hoosiers – Indiana’s 23rd Family Impact Seminar

February 2021

2020 Kanter Award Winner

February 2021

The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family are delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Hannah Riley Bowles, of the Harvard

Apply to the Center for Families 2021 Funding Program – Deadline now extended to 1/25/2021

October 2020

The Center for Families is currently accepting applications for its 2021 funding program to support the study of families and children. Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply!Learn More and Apply. Email with questions. This