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PAC faculty receive grants to improve education for children with developmental disabilities

July 2018

New research by faculty in Purdue University’s College of Education will create a program that will train educators to better teach students with developmental disabilities, including autism.

Faculty Partner to be honored as Academy of Management Fellow

July 2018

AJS providing free access to 2018 Kanter Award winning article

July 2018

As part of the 2018 Kanter Award process, the American Journal of Sociology is offering free access to the winning article until October 31, 2018. The interplay of work and family trajectories over the life course: Germany and the United

Foli recognized by APNA for book that seeks to close research practice gap in psychiatric nursing

June 2018

Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, CFF faculty partner, associate professor of Nursing, and Director, PhD in Nursing Program, has written a book that truly seeks to close the research practice gap in psychiatric nursing. Dr. Foli is the recipient of the

CFF director recognized as a top contributor to work and family research

June 2018

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, professor of Human Development and Family Studies and director of the Center for Families (CFF) the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University, has been named one of the Top 50 extraordinary contributors to the field

2018 Kanter Award winner announced at WFRN conference

June 2018

Congratulations, Silke Aisenbrey and Anette Fasang! Their American Journal of Sociology article, “The interplay of work and family trajectories over the life course: Germany and the United States in comparison,” was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Kanter Award.

Expert on how Latino youth cope with stress and related mental health effects from parent separation

June 2018

“Family is the cornerstone of resiliency for these children, and the parent attachment is critical to the well-being of these children,” says Zoe E. Taylor, an assistant professor of human development and family studies. “We forget that teens need their parents, as

Study shows physiological and behavioral benefits may be experienced by veterans with PTSD who have service dogs

June 2018

A new study shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs. This study is the first published research to use a physiological marker to define the biobehavioral effects of service dogs on veterans with PTSD. “We chose

Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

June 2018

Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according a new study by Sara Schmitt, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and

MFRI launches innovative tool to support service members, veterans and families

May 2018

The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University and the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) unveiled a ground-breaking report “Measuring Our Communities: The State of Veteran and Military Families in the United States” The report unveils rich and specific