Dr. Madeleine Sigman-Grant, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will be giving a lecture titled "Mealtimes in Child Care: A Potential Avenue for Obesity Prevention in Young Children" on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Noon in the Studio in Christopher Hall. Food will be provided. Read More
The Family Resiliency Center is offering two Undergraduate Research Courses next year, one for the STRONG Kids Program and one for our Food and Family Program. We are currently recruiting students who will have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing in the Fall '13 to enroll in these courses. Students may enroll in 2-3 hours of credit for these courses. For more information visit http://go.illinois.edu/frcstudents. Read more
Dr. Maureen Black, a pediatric psychologist specializing in intervention research related to children's nutrition, health, and development, will be the next I-TOPP lecturer speaker. I-TOPP, is an innovative research-based PhD/MPH degree program with a focus on obesity prevention and child health and wellbeing. For more information on her visit Nov 12-13 click here.
Dr. Barbara Fiese presenting "Childhood Obesity: From the Family Dinner Table to Public Policy" at the National Council on Family Relations 2012 Annual Conference. The talk, scheduled for 1:15 MDT on Nov 1, 2012 will be streamed live and can be viewed at the following site: http://www.ncfr.org/2012-conference-live. Read more
Dr. Barbara Fiese will be presenting "Genes, Gossip,and Groceries: A contextual risk approach to childhood obesity" at an expert panel at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Her talk will report on findings from the STRONG Kids program, a panel study of 497 families with preschool age children that takes a socio-ecological approach to predicting unhealthy weight gain. read more
The Family Resiliency Center is seeking to fill a full-time post-doctoral position to commence as early as September 2012. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the following areas: 1) quantitative and mixed method approaches in measuring family resiliency, 2) prevention of childhood obesity, 3) reduction of childhood hunger, and 4) program development and evaluation with vulnerable families. read more here
This free concert is being held Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 3-4 pm in the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center. The concert, sponsored in cooperation with The Autism Program, is specifically targeted for families, children, and adults who experience Autism Spectrum Disorders. Audience members will be able to move around during the concert. Read more.
- New Expanded Website Information on the Autism Program
Students from both the HDFS 494 STRONG Kids and Food and Family Undergraduate Research Course sections are being featured at the 5th Annual Campus Undergraduate Research Symposium. This sympoisum gives undergraduates the opportunity to present their research. Read More
We are looking for two families to star in one of our next Mealtime Minutes PSAs. To find out more read here.
- TAP Now Accepting Application for Practicum/Internship Positions
The Autism Program, based at the Family Resiliency Center, is now accepting applications for Fall 2012 Practicum (HDFS 294) and Internship (HCD 598) positions. Students will learning more about children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); learn about services and agencies that help families; as well develop resources and help run programs for children, parents, and professionals. For more information or to apply go to https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ebata/www/TAP.
The Family Resiliency Center is offering two Undergraduate Research Courses next year, one for the STRONG Kids Program and one for our Food and Family Program. We are currently recruiting students who will have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing in the Fall '12 to enroll in these courses. Students may enroll in 2-3 hours of credit for these courses. For more information visit http://go.illinois.edu/frcstudents. Read more
The Family Resiliency Center announces the release of the Request for Proposals for the FY13 Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Grants. The mission of the Food and Family Program is to build positive connections between food and family life in order to promote healthy eating, preserve family traditions, and build stronger relationships with an emphasis on children and youth. More here
The Family Resiliency Center is joining organizations around the state and country in the #B25 Strong Foundations social media campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to spread research-based messages via Facebook and Twitter about what research shows are the benefits of early childhood policies and investments. Use the #B25 hashtag to follow the campaign. The #B25 Strong Foundations campaign was started by Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.