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Food and Family Program Call for Proposals

The Family Resiliency Center is providing faculty seed grant funding through the Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Program. Three proposals for up to $50,000 each are expected to be supported. We recently hosted an informational meeting about the proposals, and a recording of the meeting can be viewed below in case you weren't able to make it. Proposals are due Wednesday, February 15th, by 5:00 p.m.

Complete information about the proposals can be found here.

Proposals can be submitted here.

 
 
New Podcast Episodes

Two new FRC podcast episodes featuring both the JUS Media? Programme and STRONG Kids 2 are now available and can be listened to below. Additional episodes can be found on the FRC's website or in the iTunes store.

Family Health in Developing Regions and the JUS Media? Programme

Unhealthy eating is a major risk factor for obesity and associated chronic non-communicable diseases, with the Caribbean having the worst rates in the Americas. This episode features Dr. Gail Ferguson talking about her new research project, the JUS Media? Programme, which focuses on combatting risk factors for unhealthy eating in Jamaica and implementing effective family health prevention programs in developing regions.

 
 
Exploring Childhood Obesity With STRONG Kids 2

Exploring childhood obesity from birth onward, STRONG Kids 2 examines how genetic, family, community, child care, cultural, and media factors contribute to the development of childhood weight imbalance, obesity, health behaviors, and health beliefs. This episode features STRONG Kids Project Coordinator Jen Themanson who walks us through the program's goals and provides updates on where things stand with recruitment.

 
 
The Autism Program Offers New Certification Preparation for Interns
 
 
 

Each semester, The Autism Program at Illinois welcomes a team of 10 to 12 diligent and hardworking interns who come from a variety of University of Illinois departments such as Human Development and Family Studies, Special Education, Speech and Hearing Science, Psychology, and the School of Social Work. The group of interns gains experience through providing resource and referral services and creating custom materials for parents and professionals in the program’s resource room. TAP is now supporting interns to take their education one step farther by offering training to prepare them for Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Registered Behavior Technicians are front-line staff who work directly with families and clients to implement a plan for teaching or changing behavior. The intense online program the students will go through and the supervision they receive toward certification is a great way to ensure high standards among professionals working with individuals with ASD. Click here to read more.

 
FRC Welcomes New Communications Intern
 
 

We are happy to welcome our new Commmuncations Intern, Megan Mayer, who started working for the Family Resiliency Center in January 2017. She assists with the FRC's communications efforts, including writing and publishing content and managing social media that needs to be created and published. Megan is currently a junior at the University of Illinois and recently returned from studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She will receive her BS in Advertising with a minor in Public Relations in May 2018. 

 
    
 
 

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