News Archive

Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences launches Families Tackling Tough Times Together – an online support community during COVID-19 pandemic

June 2020

Read more about the initiative and join the Facebook group. 

Strength in Single Mother Families Newsletter

April 2020

The Resilient Families Lab at Purdue University released their April 2020 newsletter on the Strength in Single Mother Families project. The project, led by Zoe Taylor, Associate Professor in the Human Development and Families Studies Department at Purdue, studies the risks

AnthroSeminar Lecture on February 14th with Dr. Julienne Rutherford

January 2020

Dr. Julienne Rutherford from the University of Illinois at Chicago is will present Toward an Integrative Anthropology: Structuring Safe and Inclusive Developmental Environments on Friday February 14, 2020 at 12:00pm at Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), Rm 3087 at Purdue.

Nominations sought for Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research About Families

December 2019

The Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research About Families is given to a researcher from Purdue University, along with $500, who was the lead author of published work in the previous calendar year that represents outstanding family research. The Center

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 (Deadline has now been extended to January 15). Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply. Download the funding

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