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Project to help first responders wins MN-REACH grant

Project to help first responders wins MN-REACH grant

Family Social Science Associate Professor Tai Mendenhall’s project to help first responders, called “Preventing Compassion Fatigue in Disaster-Responders: Advancing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mobile Self Care App,” has been selected for MN-Reach funding. The University of Minnesota launched MN-REACH in 2015 to help researchers with new health-related discoveries navigate the complex path(s) from laboratory to … Continue reading Project to help first responders wins MN-REACH grant

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Family Social Science makes presence felt at national conference

  The hashtag #UMNProud will be a presence  at the National Council on Family Relations’ annual conference in Orlando this week. Current students (26), faculty and research associates (13) and alumni (25, including a professor emerita) from the Department of Family Social Science and the University of Minnesota will be  making presentations, moderating panels, and … Continue reading Family Social Science makes presence felt at national conference

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Family Social Science: It’s all about connections

Family Social Science Professor/ITR Director Abi Gewirtz has collaborated with current and former grad students on a new article for “Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of applied Family Studies,” published by the National Council on Family Relations. Gewirtz, current FSOS grad student, Na Zhang, and Osnat Zamir, Ph.D., an associate professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, … Continue reading Family Social Science: It’s all about connections

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Family Social Science Focus on: Student Achievement

Family Social Science Focus on: Student Achievement

Grad student Samantha LeBouef has won a national award from the National Council on Family Relations. She won a Student Proposal Award in the Education and Enrichment Section for her paper, “Near, Far, Wherever You Are: Siblings and Social Media Communication” that she’ll be presenting at the NCFR annual conference later this month. The award … Continue reading Family Social Science Focus on: Student Achievement

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Family Social Science focus on: faculty publishing

Family Social Science focus on: faculty publishing

Family Social Science faculty members Catherine Solheim and Elizabeth Wieling have collaborated with FSOS Ph.D. candidate Jaime Ballard on the book, “Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences,” that gives readers an interdisciplinary perspective on the challenges and resilience of immigrant and refugee families in the U.S.  They address topics such … Continue reading Family Social Science focus on: faculty publishing

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FSOS alum wins national award

FSOS alum wins national award

University of Minnesota Alum Ashley Landers Lace won the best dissertation award at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s 2017 annual conference. This award is given by the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation to recognize scholarly achievement by recent graduates whose research study related to couples and family therapy or family therapy training. … Continue reading FSOS alum wins national award

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Gewirtz featured on CEHD Vision 2020 Blog

Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D., Lindahl Leadership professor in the Department of Family Social Science and the Institute for Translational Research, and a professor in the Institute of Child Development, recently was featured  on the CEHD Vision 2020 Blog. In her post, “Project ADAPT Improves Parental Self-Efficacy and Child Adjustment in Military Families, Gewirtz discusses Project ADAPT, which … Continue reading Gewirtz featured on CEHD Vision 2020 Blog

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Family Social Science hosts undergraduate showcase

  The Department of Family Social Science will host the Fall Semester Undergraduate Showcase Monday, Dec. 4, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. The event will begin in McNeal Hall room 33 and then move upstairs to McNeal rooms 274 and 278 on the University’s St. Paul campus.  Refreshments will be served. Family Social Science Undergraduate Showcase gives … Continue reading Family Social Science hosts undergraduate showcase

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Family Social Science faculty and students storm south for national conference

Nine students in the Department of Family Social Science’s Ph.D. specialization in Couple and Family Therapy are presenting their research at the annual meeting of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy held in Atlanta, GA. In addition, four FSOS faculty members – Steven Harris, Tai Mendenhall, Lindsey Weiler and Elizabeth Wieling –  will … Continue reading Family Social Science faculty and students storm south for national conference

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Family Social Science Professor Marlene Stum honored

Family Social Science Professor Marlene Stum honored

  Professor Marlene Stum was honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences, Inc. (BoHS) Monday. The Board on Human Sciences Awards are annually presented to honor national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education. A professor in the Department of Family Social Science and Extension, Stum was … Continue reading Family Social Science Professor Marlene Stum honored

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