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.
Dr. Ellen Wartella, Director of the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University, will be giving an I-TOPP Lecture titled "Food Marketing and the Childhood Obesity Crisis" on April 5, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 7 in Christopher Hall. Read More
The Autism Program at the Family Reiliency Center is offering a social skills program for children ages 8-10. This program promotes positive social relationships with peers in an interactive and fun way. Read More
The Autism Program and the C-U Autism Network is now offering a Spanish Autism Support Group for families and professionals. An informational meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Family Resiliency Center, 904 W. Nevada Ave. For more information read more.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Visiting Research Coordinator, Family Resiliency Center. Read more...
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Visiting Recruitment Coordinator, Family Resiliency Center. Read more...
The Family Resiliency Center welcomes Dr. Myles Faith to campus, as part of the I-TOPP Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 6, from Noon - 1 in Bevier. Read more...