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Financial Literacy Month

Resources available for Financial Literacy Month

April 15, 2014

April is Financial Literacy Month. Check out these tools to help you and others better approach financial management.

Mathematica Policy Research

New report looks at replications of home visiting programs

April 15, 2014

The evaluation examined 17 organizations that had replicated home-visiting programs for early childhood, to determine factors critical to their success.

Doha International Family Institute

Member news: 4 members to speak at UN-related conference in Qatar

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April 15, 2014

In recent member news, NCFR members Karen Bogenschneider, Mihaela Robila, Bahira Sherif Trask, and W. Bradford Wilcox will present sessions at the Doha International Family Institute 2014 conference in Doha, Qatar, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family.

Foundation for Child Development

Apply now: Young Scholars Program supports research on child development

April 15, 2014

The Foundation for Child Development's Young Scholars Program "supports policy- and practice-relevant research on the development and learning needs of the nation's young children growing up under conditions of poverty and low-income."

Group of WICFR students

Wisconsin affiliate collects 542 pounds of food for drive

April 09, 2014

The students of the Wisconsin Council on Family Relations collected 542 pounds of food and more than $200 during their spring food drive fundraiser.

Utah Valley University baby items drive

Utah Valley University student affiliate collects $6,720 in baby items

April 09, 2014

The total equaled 1,919 pounds of baby items.

University of Georgia FACS

Member news: New department head at University of Georgia

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April 08, 2014

In recent member news, NCFR member Emilie Smith was appointed as the new head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia.

Intercultural Innovation Award

Call for applications — Intercultural Innovation Award

April 08, 2014

The Intercultural Innovation Award —a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group — seeks applications from "innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world."

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New research brief: Greater proportion of U.S. parents aggravated by their kids

April 08, 2014

A new research brief from Child Trends shows that the proportion of parents who reported being aggravated by their children increased from 20 percent to 35 percent from 1997 to 2007. The economic downturn beginning in 2007 didn't seem to be clearly linked to parental aggravation.

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New report looks at military caregiving in U.S.

April 08, 2014

A new Rand Corporation report summarizes a study that looked at military caregiving in the United States and identifies gaps in programming and policies that support military caregivers.

Current Issue in Personality Psychology

New journal focuses on personality theory and research

April 01, 2014

Current Issues in Personality Psychology is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that focuses on issues relevant to personality theory/research.

diversitydatakids.org

New database available for measures of child well-being

April 01, 2014

diversitydatakids.org is a research project through the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University that contains data on hundreds of measures of child wellbeing.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Resources available for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 01, 2014

A prevention resource guide, tips sheets, and more are available from the Child Welfare Information Gateway. 

Oklahoma State University

Apply for new post-doc training program at OSU

April 01, 2014

The Oklahoma State University Center for Family Resilience is offering a post-doctoral training program in grant-writing to help prepare family scientists to launch their careers.

Child Development

Call for manuscripts — extreme youth violence

April 01, 2014

The journal Child Development is seeking manuscripts for a special section of the journal on extreme youth violence.

Paul Amato

Some thoughts on the future of NCFR

by Paul R. Amato, Ph.D., NCFR President
March 28, 2014

I was asked to share some thoughts at the 2013 conference on the future of our organization. I was hesitant at first. As a general rule, if you are interested in predictions, don’t ask a social scientist because we have a terrible record of predicting things. Nevertheless, because I am well qualified, and because the temptation is great, I will share a few thoughts with you about NCFR’s future.

Lyndal Khaw

Spring 2014 SNP update

by Lyndal Khaw, Students and New Professionals Representative, NCFR Board
March 28, 2014

As we grow, a major challenge has been in supporting transitions of roles and responsibilities of SNP leaders. 

Diane Cushman

Changing seasons

by Diane Cushman, Executive Director
March 28, 2014

New Fellows have been announced, progress on policy work and career resources have been made, and a project working to create a stronger identity for the family science/family studies field will carry on into 2014. 

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CFLEs in the News, Winter 2014

March 28, 2014

An honorary doctorate was awarded to Jean Illsley Clarke, and Stephan A. Anderson was awarded CFLE Emeritus status.

Bill Allen

The IDC and its work — a brief update

by William D. Allen, Ph.D., NCFR President-Elect
March 28, 2014

This brief article will provide readers with a short history of the IDC, a list of some of its achievements, and finally, suggest ways members might get involved with its work.