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CFF director recognized with mentoring award

November 2018

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) awarded Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., a national award to recognize her career of outstanding mentorship to junior colleagues, graduate students and undergraduates. MadDermid Wadsworth, who directs Purdue University’s Center for Families and Military Family Research Institute, received the

MFRI helps organizations advance change for military and veteran families

November 2018

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue, in partnership with the Association of the United States Army, will host “Building Your Battle Plan to Support Military and Veteran Families” on Nov. 13 in Arlington, Virginia. Led by experts and authors of MFRI’s initiative

Watch the Recording: Hoosier Children Caught in the Opioid Crisis: Programs, Policy, Progress

October 2018

Hoosier Children Caught in the Opioid Crisis:Programs, Policy, Progress As state agencies and commissions continue their work on opioid treatment programs, what family recovery programs are working in other states? How can Indiana work with families, treatment providers, and the

SPEAKall! and SPEAKmore! win Autism Hero and GAIN 18 Awards

October 2018

SPEAKall! and SPEAKmore! mobile applications won GAIN’s best startup idea and Anna Kennedy Online Charity’s Autism Hero Entrepreneurial Award. The Autism Society reports nearly 3.5 million Americans live with autism spectrum disorder, and rates of diagnosis have risen to one in 59 children.

Funding Opportunities – now accepting proposals for 2019

September 2018

The Center for Families (CFF) promotes the study of families from a cross-disciplinary, life course perspective by stimulating the work of faculty and students. CFF is able to do this is through generous gifts that support annual an faculty fellowship,

Burkhart Excellence in Research Award accepting article submissions for 2019

September 2018

The Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research about Families is given to a researcher from Purdue University for outstanding research which serves to strengthen the capacity of families to provide a nurturing environment for their members. Published research from any

Purdue Extension provides opioid response support

August 2018

Providing community-based prevention education to address the opioid crisis that affects communities throughout Indiana is one of Purdue Extension’s top priorities. “We are dedicated to developing partnerships throughout the state to serve as a proactive, preventive and positive force in

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