News Archive

Invisible families, invisible conflicts: Work-family conflict for LGB families

February 2019

Watch Dr. Katina Sawyer present at the Kanter Lecture.

Family members can share grief during the holidays, but how each person grieves is different

December 2018

Heather Servaty-Seib, a professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, said people are creatures of habit and traditions around the holidays can highlight the loss of a loved one for a person and for a family, whether in the

Servaty-Seib publishes, “We Get It,” a book of testimonials from grieving students

December 2018

Heather Servaty-Seib, a professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, leads a grief-and-loss research team. On Wednesday evening, they gave a presentation on living with loss in a conference room on the third floor of Beering Hall, which

How Addiction Crisis Impacts Indiana Families

November 2018

Indiana has one of highest rates of children in foster care and much of the blame is placed on neglect related to substance use. The Center for Families at Purdue University hosted a meeting to frame what is working in other states

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

Impact of opioids on families, children to highlight state meeting

November 2018

The Center for Families at Purdue University has partnered with the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana and the Indiana Consortium of Family Organizations for this program.

Why Sports Parents Sometimes Behave So Badly

November 2018

Youth sports organizations are increasingly reporting scenarios in which parents yell, threaten or physically assault coaches, referees, players or other parents.

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.