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Family social science degrees reimagined for fall 2017

Family social science degrees reimagined for fall 2017

  Students considering a family social science degree will have new options for fall 2017. Following a redesign of the curriculum, the Department of Family Social Science has created three concentrations for the family social science undergraduate major that create clear career paths for students interested in improving the lives of diverse families. “We wanted … Continue reading Family social science degrees reimagined for fall 2017

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Bill Doherty is “on the bus”

Bill Doherty is “on the bus”

  Family Social Science Professor Bill Doherty is spending part of his summer applying his research to help America heal. The November 2016 election accelerated a trend that researchers have been watching grow over the past several decades: that Americans are coming to view people who differ from them politically not just as political adversaries … Continue reading Bill Doherty is “on the bus”

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Research into Practice to support families affected by trauma

Family Social Science Professor Abi Gewirtz is leading a new center dedicated to putting trauma-informed and parent-focused interventions into the hands of practitioners throughout the country who can use them to support families affected by traumatic stressors. The Center for Resilient Families is a program of the Institute of Translational Research at the University of … Continue reading Research into Practice to support families affected by trauma

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Supporting good financial decision-making

Joyce Serido, associate professor of Family Social Science, discussed her scholarship on financial behaviors of young people in the spring/summer issue of Connect, the magazine of the College of Education and Human Development. Read the full story on the Connect website.

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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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