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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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FSOS alum named dean at CSUN

FSOS alum named dean at CSUN

FSOS alumnus Farrell Webb has been appointed dean of the College of Health and Human Development at California State University, Northridge. Webb graduated with a Ph.D. in family social science in 1994. After graduating, he worked for almost 20 years at Kansas State University. For the past two years, he worked as an associate dean … Continue reading FSOS alum named dean at CSUN

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Boss: “No such thing as ‘closure’ in relationships”

Boss: “No such thing as ‘closure’ in relationships”

In an interview with NPR, Department of Family Social Science professor emeritus Pauline Boss said there is no such thing as “closure” when relationships end. This  month NPR featured Boss in a segment of On Being with Krista Tippett titled “The Myth of Closure.” According to the Orlando Sentinel,  Boss placed emphasis on the importance … Continue reading Boss: “No such thing as ‘closure’ in relationships”

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