Family Social Science News
Department of Family Social Science professor Zha Blong Xiong worked with legislators and community members to get bill HF1930 to pass the House Education Innovation Policy Committee. Funding will be provided for the Department of Education to create outreach programs that help Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee families to access early childhood care and education resources. […]
Congratulations to Department of Family Social Science professor Jan McCulloch who was just elected to the Fellows Committee for the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The committee is elected by NCFR members for a three-year term, and recommends the honorary title of “NCFR Fellow” to the Board. Learn more about the committee on the […]
Congratulations to Department of Family Social Science graduate student Kayla Anderson who was elected to be the New Professionals representative for the Research and Theory Section at the National Council on Family Relations. Learn more about Kayla’s research interests on her profile.
Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty spoke in support of legislation that would make it possible to get divorced without going through the court system, in a Star Tribune article. Read the article here.
Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty co-wrote an opinion piece in the Star Tribune explaining the need for divorce reform. A bill introduced during the Minnesota 2015 legislative session calls for “cooperative private divorces” that allows paperwork to be filed outside of court to dissolve a marriage. Learn more about Bill Doherty on […]
Department of Family Social Science professor emeritus Pauline Boss coined the term Ambiguous Loss Theory for her pioneering research into what we feel when a loved one disappears. On the anniversary of the week Malaysian Airline Flight 370 went missing, Boss was interviewed in articles reflecting on the past year for loved ones of the missing, some […]
Department of Family Social Science professor Joyce Serido talked about what to share with your kids when it comes to personal finances, on WCCO. Watch the video at CBS Minnesota. Learn more about Serido and her research on financial stress at her profile page.
MPR News’ Kerri Miller spoke with Department of Family Social Science Professor Bill Doherty about his Cooperative Private Divorce bill which was introduced in the Minnesota legislature as an alternative for couples to divorce outside of the courts. Listen to the story audio at MPRNews.
Department of Family Social Science professor Marlene Stum, one of the only researchers in the U.S. focused on understanding fairness, inheritance, and intergenerational family systems, shared ways to make fair decisions on family inheritances issues in a Vision 2020 post. “It’s important to talk about what “fair” means when dividing up titled possessions, such as […]
Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty is utilizing couples therapy research to create a new workshop for individuals he calls “Marital First Responders.” “The goal of a marital first responder is to be a good friend, not a therapist,” says Doherty in a Wall Street Journal article featuring his work. Read the article […]