Assistant Professor Alaina Brenick, faculty adviser, and the students of the UCCFR received a 2017 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Affiliate Councils Affiliate Grant in support of their programing for the International Day of Families, to be observed on May 15th. The 2018 focus will be on Family Equality and the role of diverse families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. Particularly, the Day’s focus is to raise awareness regarding the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth. This is a great opportunity for students, and demonstrates Alaina’s dedication to her role as faculty adviser. Congratulations all!
Ronald P. Rohner, Emeritus Professor and Executive Director and former President of ISIPAR, received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. He also received the Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the USA for 2008, and the Henry David International Mentoring Award in 2017.
Professor Michael Ego has received a UConn Scholarship Facilitation Fund for his project, A Pilot Study: Measurement of Effectiveness of Baseball Reminiscence Program for Persons with Dementia in Cos Cob, CT.
An article in UConn Today entitled, “Talking Baseball Assists Aging Adults with Dementia” features Professor Michael Ego’s work on baseball reminiscence for adults with dementia.
Check out this blog post on flipped classrooms by HDFS staff member Lindsey Danburg. Lindsey wrote it as part of her college instruction course for the Graduate Certificate in College Instruction.
Read this excellent article written by Associate Professor Keith Bellizi, “We’re not ready for the ‘silver tsunami’ of older adults living with cancer”, published in The Conversation.
UConn HDFS faculty and graduate students (both current and one incoming) will present 6 posters and talks at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 125th Annual Convention. The convention will take place in Washington, DC on August 3-6. See attachment for details.
Many HDFS faculty and graduate students presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2017 Biennial Meeting held in Austin, TX on April 6-8, 2017. Here is a list of the presentations.
HDFS faculty and graduate student also presented at the 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). The event took place in San Diego, CA on March 29 – April 1, 2017. Here is a list of the participants.
Professor Kim Gans’ poster, “Family Child Care Home Provider Attitudes and Practices Related to Feeding, Physical Activity and Screen Time of 2-5 Year Old Children in their Care,” won first place from the Early Care and Education Special Interest Group at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition (ISBN) and Physical Activity conference in Victoria, Canada.
Professor Preston Britner was one of the featured speakers at a recent congressional briefing on family homelessness. Read the article from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). It’s a great example of how the research we do has the potential to influence national policy.
Assistant Professor Alaina Brenick recently received a Human Rights Institute Faculty Research Grant for her project, Evaluations of school-based rights violations of transgender and gender non-conforming youth: A social ecological perspective.
Assistant Professor Ryan Watson was recently quoted in a USA Today article that provides a glossary of LGBTQ terminology. Click here to read the article.