The Family Resiliency Center is pleased to be a part of the announced award of a $4.5M dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to create the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program (I-TOPP). The focus of the program is to create a new innovative research-based PhD/MPH degree program focused on childhood obesity prevention. Read more
As part of the Distinguished Family Scholar Series, Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa, Professor of Education at Harvard University, will be giving a distinguished colloquium talk at the Family Resiliency Center on Friday, April 22, 2011 from Noon-1:00 p.m. The talk will be held in Classroom 007 in Doris Kelley Christopher Hall, 904 W. Nevada Ave., Urbana, IL and is free and open to the public. He will be sharing an in-depth look at the challenges undocumented immigrants face as they raise chidlren in the U.S. Read more here.
Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, released their new Map the Meal Gap project yesterday at an event in Washington, D.C. that was attended by Howard G. Buffett and John Lewis of The Neilson Company, who both helped fund the project. Dr. Craig Gundersen, an Affiliate of the Family Resiliency Center, served as the lead researcher for the project also attended. The goal of the project is to provide communities with information and data that can help them better understand the need in their local area. More
We are looking for parents of young children to help us evaluate public service announcements (PSAs) designed to “help families enjoy less stressful meals together as a family at home.” These PSAs were created with the help of the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study is being conducted by Professor Michelle Nelson and her ADV585 (Advertising Management Planning) class in the Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. More
Four FRC posters were featured at the 2011 Public Engagement Symposium: Impacting our Community which was held March 9, 2011 at the I-Hotel in Champaign. More
Congratulations to CU Fit Families for being selected to receive the Robin A. Orr Community Partnership Award from the Illinois Interagency Council on Nutrition (INC). Julie Pryde from Champaign-Urbana Public Health District nominated CU Fit Families for the award. More
Dr. Adam Becker, Executive Director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) is the featured keynote speaker at the Transdisciplinary Approach to Childhood Obesity Innovation Summit Workshop being held at the Family Resiliency Center on Friday, Feb 4, 2011. The purpose of the workshop is to advance transdisciplinary education, research and community programming in the Central Illinois region to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity and promote healthy eating and active living for all families. More
Dr. Barbara H. Fiese, Director of the Family Resiliency Center will be the keynote speaker for the Illinois Action for Children's "Spring Into Action" policy conference. Dr. Fiese will be speaking on the role that early care and education plays in children's health. More
Dr. Pamela Campbell, M.D., from the SIU School of Medicine is the TAP Brown Bag Seminary Series speaker on Monday, Nov 8 at Noon. More
The Autism Program (TAP) is now accepting applications for their Graduate and Undergraduate HDFS 294/HCD 598 Practicum/Internship. More
Study finds immigrant Latinos in rural Illinois have unique child care needs. More
- We welcome Brittany Duff and Michelle Nelson from the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising for our next Food for Thought Brown Bag this Friday, October 22 at Noon in the Studio at Christopher Hall.
- The Pathways Project is hiring a coordinator for their multi-site project that is looking at youth development in Latino and non-Latino youth programs.
Check out the photos from our Eat a Rainbow event here.
Teens and college students who would like to work on improving their social interaction skills are invited to attend fall groups [read more]
Dr. Barbara Fiese will be presenting her talk entitled Inside Family Life: Multiple layers of influence on childrens health and wellbeing [read more]
The Autism Program is hosting a free Wonderful Wednesdays Social Skills Playgroup every Wednesday in July from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. for families with children ages 3-5 years [read more]