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Families Tackling Tough Times Together – an online support community during COVID-19 pandemic

June 2020

As people face the daily challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences is providing a set of resources for families of all ages and generations. “Families Tackling Tough Times Together” is a 10-week

Facebook support community during COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

As people face the daily challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences is providing a set of resources for families of all ages and generations.

2022 Funding Program accepting applications

October 2021

The Center for Families’ annual funding program supports family research across campus. Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply.

Parenting amidst COVID-19: Pandemic-related stressors, inequities, and treatment utilization and perceptions

August 2021

Many parents of children under age 18 are faced with additional COVID-19 parenting-related stressors and may be experiencing increases in psychological difficulties; however, we have yet to investigate parent’s levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and adjustment disorder. Further, COVID-19

Breastfeeding Outcomes, Self-Efficacy, and Satisfaction Among Low-Income Women With Late-Preterm, Early-Term, and Full-Term Infants

August 2021

To assess breastfeeding exclusivity and rate of breastfeeding, breastfeeding self-efficacy, and satisfaction with breastfeeding after hospital discharge among low-income women with late-preterm and early-term infants compared with women with full-term infants.

Toddlers’ Developmental Trajectories as a Function of QRIS Rated Child Care Quality

August 2021

State-level child care quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) have been implemented in a majority of states in the U.S.A. One goal is to improve developmental outcomes for young children, especially from families with fewer resources. Research is needed to

All play, no fun: Pushing back on the pressures of youth sports

August 2021

The world of youth sports has become a pressure cooker – one that, for now, the Redds have managed to resist. “All we ask when she comes home,” says Ms. Redd, “is how was practice and did you have fun?”

Variability in Preschool CLASS Scores and Children’s School Readiness

August 2021

Income disparities in children’s school readiness skills are key contributors to pervasive achievement gaps. Policy efforts concerning early childhood education (ECE), such as increasing access to state-funded prekindergarten programs implemented within Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), have been initiated

Elder Mistreatment Victims during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Administrative Data from San Francisco Adult Protective Services

August 2021

This study examined elder mistreatment victims’ experiences at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on their COVID-19 awareness and unmet needs. San Francisco Adult Protective Services (APS) caseworkers conducted phone interviews with clients or collaterals (client’s family, trusted other,

The effects of the pandemic on young people and youth sports

August 2021

In collaboration with The Aspen Institute‘s Sports & Society Program, Families in Sport Lab at Utah State University, and Louisiana Tech University‘s Minds in Motion Lab, TeamSnap released the results of its research study

How do changes in family role status impact employees? An empirical investigation

August 2021

Despite the proliferation of work–family research, a thorough understanding of family role status changes (e.g. the gaining of elder or child caregiving responsibilities) remain under-theorized and under-examined. The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize various forms of family role

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