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August: Personalized Mental Health Prevention and Intervention

August: Personalized Mental Health Prevention and Intervention

 Department of Family Social Science professor Gerald August‘s research has shifted towards the prevention of antisocial behavior and drug abuse in children and adolescents. “It’s often been said that no disease has ever been cured by treating someone who already has it,” August notes in a CEHD Vision 2020 post, “Reading that statement was somewhat of […]

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McGuire: Supporting gender-variant and transgender youth

McGuire: Supporting gender-variant and transgender youth

 Department of Family Social Science professor Jenifer McGuire’s research focuses on transgender youth and families, as well as parenting and sexual health. “Gender-variant and transgender youth have specific child development needs, some of which are more difficult to meet than others,” explains McGuire in a CEHD Vision2020 post. Read more from her article about the three […]

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Serido: Helping young adults cope with financial stress

Serido: Helping young adults cope with financial stress

Department of Family Social Science professor Joyce Serido’s research focuses on associations between financial coping behaviors of young adults and their resilience, adaptation, and life success. “You don’t have to be rich to cope with financial stress,” she explained in a CEHD Vision2020 article. “Coping with financial stress starts with an understanding that the decisions […]

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Doherty goes live with the Huffington Post on the divorce rate myth

Doherty goes live with the Huffington Post on the divorce rate myth

Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty participated in a panel discussion on HuffPost Live to talk about the myth of the 50% divorce rate. Watch the video at HuffingtonPost.com

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Doherty on dealing with holiday doldrums via Wall Street Journal

Doherty on dealing with holiday doldrums via Wall Street Journal

Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty talked with the Wall Street Journal about how to spread cheer during the holidays even when you’re feeling down. “Christmas is like a snowstorm that we all go through together, with good parts and bad,” Dr. Doherty says. “Some years it’s more good, and some it’s more […]

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Piehler awarded Grant-in-Aid

Piehler awarded Grant-in-Aid

Department of Family Social Science assistant professor Timothy Piehler received a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship from the Office of the Vice President for Research. The $25,000 award will support pilot data collection for a project of Piehler’s. The goal of the project is to develop measures of adolescent susceptibility to peer contagion (i.e. […]

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FSoS graduate students featured across the nation

FSoS graduate students featured across the nation

Graduate students presented an array of research and represented the Department of Family Social Science at 11 different conferences across the United States this fall. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy | Milwaukee, WI Jaime Ballard, “Patterns in Eating Disorder Treatment Across the Lifespan” Quintin Hunt, “Alcoholics Anonymous: 12 steps to couples counseling” Ashley Landers, […]

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Doherty’s advice on giving relationship advice featured in Elle

Doherty’s advice on giving relationship advice featured in Elle

 Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty talked with Elle Magazine to help people give better relationship advice. Read the article at Elle.com. Visit Doherty’s profile page to read more about his research and outreach.

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Wieling: Improving mental health for families affected by war trauma

Wieling: Improving mental health for families affected by war trauma

I have been working with vivo (Victim’s Voice) for more than 12 years. Our mission is to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences within the individual and the family, as well as the community, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict. Visit CEHD Vision 2020 to read more […]

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Doherty featured in WCCO Good Question on keeping peace at family gatherings

Doherty featured in WCCO Good Question on keeping peace at family gatherings

“The best way to do the holidays is to have high hopes and modest expectations,” Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty said. Visit WCCO to read more and watch the video. Visit Doherty’s page for more on his research and outreach.

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