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HDFS addiction studies concentration awards its first graduate

May 2021

Issues of Substance Abuse in Family Systems investigates the family component of addiction. “That connected a lot to my internship because everybody has a family. A lot of codependency and substance use starts in childhood… I was always, always interested

Want to improve your child’s math skills? Read them a book.

May 2021

CFF Faculty Partner, David Purpura, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and his colleagues collaborated with a professional children’s book author and illustrator to produce “The Little Elephants” series starring Benjamin, Lucy and their best friend,

Keep pace: Walking with a partner is great but might slow you down

April 2021

Keep pace: Walking with a partner is great but might slow you down We focused on couples because partners in committed relationships often provide essential support to promote one another’s healthy lifestyle behaviors, including exercise.

Mobile technology helps give voice to nonverbal autistic children during pandemic

March 2021

Mobile technology helps give voice to nonverbal autistic children during pandemic Purdue University technology to assist nonverbal children on the autism spectrum is helping families around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced schools and clinics to rely

Register for this year’s Kanter Lecture on March 24th

March 2021

Register today for this year’s virtual Kanter Lecture on March 24, 2021 10:30-11:30am EST. Upon registration you will receive details on how to join via a unique Zoom meeting link. The Kanter Lecture will be given by 2020 Kanter Award

Graduate students – Apply to 2021 Levien Family Policy Internship and Scholarship by March 5th

February 2021

Graduate students interested in family policy and research are encouraged to apply to the Center for Families Levien Family Policy Internship and Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2021. The intern will work with Center for Families Director,

The Digital Divide: How Does it Divide Hoosiers – Indiana’s 23rd Family Impact Seminar

February 2021

The issue overview report for the 23rd Indiana Family Impact Seminar, The Digital Divide: How Does it Divide Hoosiers, is now available. This report provides an overview of the issues covered in the seminar, which took place on 12/10/2020. The

2020 Kanter Award Winner

February 2021

The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family are delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Hannah Riley Bowles, of the Harvard

Apply to the Center for Families 2021 Funding Program – Deadline now extended to 1/25/2021

October 2020

The Center for Families is currently accepting applications for its 2021 funding program to support the study of families and children. Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply!Learn More and Apply. Email with questions. This

Economic & Social Research Council Webinar on November 13th: Homeworking, Uncertainty, the Pandemic and Well-being

September 2020

Register for the ESRC Festival of Science 2020: A webinar reporting research on wellbeing and work–life balance during the lockdown of all types of university employees, including key workers. It focuses on the effects of homeworking and the uncertainty surrounding