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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

Research to Practice. 2018 international trends in work-family research.

April 2019

The Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management at Purdue University synthesized Kanter Award nominated articles to outline specific implications of the research for work-life and human resource professionals.

Hungry veterans need help. Here’s how communities can provide it.

April 2019

A recent study by Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute at 10 faith-based food pantries in Indiana and Kentucky – five pantries in each state – suggests there is promise for underserved veterans and their families.

The booming business of youth sports leaves some opportunities out of reach for kids of working families

April 2019

From travel commitments to coaches’ salaries and equipment, the chance for kids to play can often come at an exorbitant cost; insight from Dr. Travis Dorsch, assistant professor at Utah State University and founding director of the Families in Sport