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FSOS prof’s project awarded Ramsey County Public Health Award

FSOS associate professor Tai Mendenhall’s research project The East Metro American Indian Diabetes Initiative (EMAIDI) is the recipient of the 2017 Ramsey County Public Health Award. Mendenhall is the co-PI on this project, which is funded by the Minnesota Department of Health and NIH/Stanford Health. The EMAIDI is composed of four core team members who represent … Continue reading FSOS prof’s project awarded Ramsey County Public Health Award

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FSOS faculty member featured in national webinar

FSOS faculty member featured in national webinar

Department of Family Social Science associate professor Tai Mendenhall was the featured speaker in a national webinar regarding working with families wherein a family member is living with chronic illness. The webinar titled “Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey,” was offered by the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN), and is a two-part look at … Continue reading FSOS faculty member featured in national webinar

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Family Social Science launches new M.A. in prevention science

Family Social Science (FSOS) has launched a new master’s degree program in prevention science that will help prepare family science practitioners to prevent or moderate major human dysfunctions before they occur. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Prevention Science will equip students to confront many of the daunting challenges facing today’s families and communities, including … Continue reading Family Social Science launches new M.A. in prevention science

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FSOS Ph.D. student awarded grant

FSOS Ph.D. student awarded grant

FSOS Ph.D. student Renada Goldberg was recently awarded a grant from the Minneapolis Foundation. Renada will work with the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy to conduct a community-based participatory research project in partnership with African American parents, caregivers, and leaders of nonprofits to study and ultimately help shape state and municipal public policies … Continue reading FSOS Ph.D. student awarded grant

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FSOS profs offer post-election commentary

FSOS professors Abi Gewirtz and Bill Doherty offered post-election thoughts in local and national media outlets, respectively. Local NBC affiliate, KARE 11 featured Abi Gewirtz and her thoughts on talking to kids regarding the current mood in the country. The Wall Street Journal featured Bill Doherty and his thoughts on moving forward in familial relationships when … Continue reading FSOS profs offer post-election commentary

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Solheim, Wieling, and Ballard publish new textbook

Solheim, Wieling, and Ballard publish new textbook

Department of Family Social Science faculty members Cathy Solheim and Liz Wieling, along with FSOS Ph.D. student Jaime Ballard, recently published a breakthrough textbook titled, Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences. While they were preparing to teach “Global Perspectives on Immigrant and Refugee Families,” Solheim and Wieling noticed that while there … Continue reading Solheim, Wieling, and Ballard publish new textbook

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FSOS to host reception prior to NCFR

The Department of Family Social Science will host a reception prior to the start of the NCFR national conference, being held in Minneapolis this year. “The Great Family Social Science Get Together” is an opportunity  for departmental friends and colleagues to reconnect. The reception will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5:00 to … Continue reading FSOS to host reception prior to NCFR

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Parents today spending more time with their kids

Parents today spending more time with their kids

WCCO recently featured Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty in a segment about how much time parents spend with their children. According to the “Good Question” segment with Heather Brown, moms are spending about four hours a week more with their kids than they did 40 – 50 years ago. Dads are also spending … Continue reading Parents today spending more time with their kids

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Spontaneous activities important for making family memories

Spontaneous activities important for making family memories

Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty was recently quoted in a Wall Street Journal  article about the importance of doing spontaneous things as a family. The author of the article tells the story of how she listened to her 10-year old son when he said he wanted to go from Pittsburgh to Cleveland to … Continue reading Spontaneous activities important for making family memories

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It’s OK for “tweens” to be bored during summer

In a recent Star Tribune article about how kids spend their summers, Family Social Science associate professor Jodi Dworkin says it’s okay for kids to be bored. Every year, parents in Minnesota face the quandary of what to do with their children during the summer, when school is not in session, according to a recent … Continue reading It’s OK for “tweens” to be bored during summer

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