Member news: Lohman Named Associate Dean; Berke Shares Tips for "When the Talking Gets Tough"


In the latest member news...

Brenda Lohman

Congratulations to Brenda J. Lohman, Ph.D. for being named the associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.

Dr. Lohman is an active member of NCFR and is the chair of the Family Policy Section.

Dr. Lohman has been a faculty member at ISU since 2003 and was promoted to professor in July 2016. She has served as director of graduate education in Human Development and Family Studies since January 2011.

Dr. Lohman holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois; a master’s degree in developmental psychology from Illinois State University; and a Ph.D. in human development and family science from Ohio State University.

Read the full story on the ISU website


Debra Berke

Debra L. Berke, Ph.D., CFLE, was recently interviewed following the deadly shooting in Las Vegas and gave tips for parents to help children cope following tragedies.

"It's really unrealistic to think that you can shield your children from things happening in the news, happening around the world," she told WDEL Radio. "I think one of the biggest mistakes we might make as a parent is to assume that the children don't know about the issues."

Dr. Berke went on to give many of her own tips and made a point to share "Talking with Children When the Talking Gets Tough" written by fellow NCFR member Judith Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE, Purdue University.

Read full interview


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