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Stum: Navigating family inheritance decisions

Stum: Navigating family inheritance decisions

 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 […]

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Wall Street Journal features Doherty’s Marital First Responders project

Wall Street Journal features Doherty’s Marital First Responders project

 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 […]

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Mendenhall: Teaching Intimacy in Relationships

Mendenhall: Teaching Intimacy in Relationships

 Department of Family Social Science professor Tai Mendenhall published a breakthrough textbook in 2014 featuring research by departmental alumni and graduate students, as well as feedback from undergraduates: Intimate Relationships: Where have we been? Where are we going? “To my knowledge, the manner in which we have written this textbook is unique within undergraduate education,” […]

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FSoS grads visit Capitol Hill to highlight the importance of the AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program

FSoS grads visit Capitol Hill to highlight the importance of the AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program

Department of Family Social Science graduate students Noah Gagner and Ashley Landers each received AAMFT Minority Doctoral Fellowships this fall, which provide financial support as well as professional training, leadership development, and guidance for “Marriage and Family therapists committed to advancing the mental health interests of ethnic minority communities and under-served populations.” On February 6, they traveled […]

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Doherty shares advice on streamlining schedules in KARE 11 story

Doherty shares advice on streamlining schedules in KARE 11 story

 Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty’s advice on streamlining family schedules is featured in a KARE 11 news story unveiling new family-focused programs at Life Time Fitness. He spoke about the importance of simplifying family activities. “We end up with the sense of the family is this collection of individuals who are running […]

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Recent FSoS alumnus and Running Therapy

Recent FSoS alumnus and Running Therapy

 The Southwest Journal featured Matthew Miller, family social science Ph.D. 2014, in an article highlighting his recently launched practice, Running Therapy, which combines year-round outdoor activities with therapy. For more information on Running Therapy, visit the website or read the Southwest Journal article. Miller was also interviewed about his practice by WTIP Radio. Learn more […]

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Money features Stum’s advice for estate planning

Money features Stum’s advice for estate planning

 Department of Family Social Science professor Marlene Stum offers advice on how to avoid estate battles in Money magazine. Stum’s research and outreach both focus on family economic well-being and decision-making issues in later life families. Learn more about Professor Stum on her profile page.

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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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