News Archive

2019 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner Announced

October 2019

The winner of this year’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter award is Kate Weisshaar, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her article From opt out to blocked out: The challenges for labor market re-entry after

Apply for CFF’s 2020 Funding Opportunities

October 2019

The Center for Families is now accepting applications for its 2020 funding opportunities through January 13, 2020. Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply. Download the funding brief to learn about all our opportunities and

Visiting Scholar Presentation: “The Poverty of Privacy Rights” – Professor Khiara Bridges

September 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Honors College & Residences-North (HCRN), Honors Hall. The U.S. Constitution is supposed to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor are subject to invasions of privacy that suggest they live in a world

Registration open for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities National Conference

June 2019

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities National Conference brings speakers and workshops that showcase practice, policy, and research that advances the social sector’s knowledge and action in the following areas— Organizational Excellence, Health and Well-Being, Educational Success, Economic Opportunity,

Scientists study how service dogs help veterans cope with PTSD

May 2019

“I think there are people out there who question whether or not service dogs actually help and they are looking for numbers and science,” Dr. Maggie O’Haire told CBS News. O’Haire leads the Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education,

What caregivers need most – MFRI, Tom Hanks, Savannah Guthrie and Andrew Luck join Indiana military veterans, caregivers

May 2019

A new study released by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute indicates that in Indiana, most military caregivers are spouses. With the number of veterans in need increasing, more than three-quarters of caregivers are under

‘Let’s move’ wins Pittu Laungani best paper prize

May 2019

A paper stemming from the work completed during the 2018 Hancock fellowship, lead by Libby Richards, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, has received the Pittu Laungani prize from the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. The paper is titled,

This Is Why Modern Parenting Is So Damn Hard

May 2019

Three-time semi finalist in the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, Dr. Jennifer Glass, knows modern parenting is hard. Very hard. Parents are asked to invest more in their kids but are guaranteed less by employers and

The human cost of raising youth sports to a ‘$17 billion’ industry

April 2019

A 2016 Families in Sport Lab study found that parents reported spending between 2 to 10 percent of their family’s gross annual household income on athletic activities, per child. “You think about families maybe that have two or three or

CFF Director honored with University engagement award

April 2019

Purdue’s Office of Engagement named winners of the annual faculty and staff engagement awards for 2019 at a luncheon on April 16. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, PhD, CFF director, received the 2019 Faculty Engagement Fellow Award which recognized her work that