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New national report promotes young children's mental health

Published Date:April 10, 2014

A team of nationally recognized experts and stakeholders recently released its Healthy Development Summit report, which summarizes new ways to promote young children's mental health. The report will help policymakers and practitioners address issues related to school violence, bullying, and suicide. To read the report...

Published Date: April 10, 2014


Food pantry clients struggle to afford basic household products

Published Date:April 3, 2014

Food insecure families often make trade offs with other living expenses or use coping strategies in their quest to afford household goods such as toilet paper, detergent, diapers, and personal hygiene products, according to a study led by FRC Director Barbara Fiese. Read the full article...

Published Date: April 3, 2014


Research indicates autism signs appear very early in children

Published Date:April 2, 2014

Autism may be diagnosed in children as young as 2 years old, University of Illinois researchers have found. Read the full article...

Published Date: April 2, 2014


Kid's weight linked to cognitive function

Published Date:April 2, 2014

A new study conducted by U of I Kinesiology Professor Chuck Hillman, an FRC affiliate faculty member, shows that obese children are slower than healthy weight kids to recognize when they've made an error and correct it. Read the full article...

Published Date: April 2, 2014


Hiring project coordinator for curriculum project on childhood obesity prevention

Published Date:March 18, 2014

The University of Illinois Department of Human & Community Development is hiring a full-time academic professional to be the visiting project coordinator for the Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program - Undergraduate (TOPP-U) research project based at the Family Resiliency Center. To see the full job description...

Published Date: March 18, 2014


U of I student takes studies outside the classroom

Author: Clayton Glazik

Published Date:March 17, 2014

I-TOPP scholar Roger Figueroa was among 15 Illinois students who traveled to South Africa over winter break to conduct research. Read more about his experience...

Published Date: March 17, 2014


Kids Count 2014 report highlights children's health

Published Date:March 6, 2014

The FRC hosted a media launch of the 2014 Kids Count report today. The report is published by Voices for Illinois Children, a long-time FRC partner and Chicago-based advocacy organization. Read the full article...

Published Date: March 6, 2014


Saving energy pays off for Christopher Hall

Author: Clayton Glazik

Published Date:March 5, 2014

Christopher Hall, home of the Family Resiliency Center, was recognized by campus Facilities & Services for its energy reduction in 2013. Read the full article...

Published Date: March 5, 2014


Fewer young children are obese, new study finds

Published Date:February 27, 2014

Good news: The obesity rate for preschool-age children has dropped, according to federal health officials, who are cautiously optimistic about the trend. Read the New York Times article...

Published Date: February 27, 2014


Couples benefit from relationship work ethic

Published Date:February 19, 2014

U of I study recommends that couples develop a relationship work ethic similar to their professional work ethic, focusing on such things as punctuality, active listening, getting along, and dressing and grooming to impress. Read the full article...

Published Date: February 19, 2014


Moms with insecure attachment style of parenting more likely to have obese kids

Published Date:February 7, 2014

FRC affiliate Kelly Bost's latest research findings were featured in Time magazine. Read the article...

Published Date: February 7, 2014


IL alumna and wheelchair racing champ eyes winter gold

Published Date:January 21, 2014

Having captured the first-ever grand slam of marathons--winning consecutive victories in Boston, London, Chicago, and New York--University of Illinois alumna and wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden is ready to compete in her first Paralympic winter games, competing in Nordic skiing events in Sochi, Russia. McFadden, who earned her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies in December 2013, is profiled in the Chicago Tribune. Read the Chicago Tribune article...

Published Date: January 21, 2014


Researchers ID 3 risk factors for childhood obesity

Published Date:January 15, 2014

Illinois Professor Brent McBride's research identifying three main risk factors for childhood obesity among pre-school children is featured in Nature World News. Read the full article...

Published Date: January 15, 2014


Family-style meals can help kids fight obesity

Published Date:January 14, 2014

Allowing children in day care to dish up their own food at meal times has several benefits that could help combat obesity, says a new University of Illinois study. Family-style meal service is more beneficial to children than giving kids pre-portioned food on a plate. Read the full article...

Published Date: January 14, 2014


Don’t underestimate the importance of sit-down family dinners

Published Date:January 6, 2014

Consumer Reports article cites a Family Resiliency Center study indicating the link between family meals and childhood obesity prevention. Read the full article...

Published Date: January 6, 2014


Fiber artist and UI alumna Mary McDonald

Alumna artist's career linked to FRC mission

Published Date:December 16, 2013

Meet artist Mary McDonald whose work is displayed in Christopher Hall, home of the Family Resiliency Center. Read the full article...

Published Date: December 16, 2013


U of I study identifies factors that predict post-deployment reunion difficulties for military couples

Published Date:November 18, 2013

A new University of Illinois study illuminates the challenges military couples face as a spouse returns from war. Read the full article...

Published Date: November 18, 2013


University breaks ground on new center for wounded vets

Published Date:November 8, 2013

University of Illinois campus and government officials and members of the Chez Family Foundation broke ground today for the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, which will be located next to the Family Resiliency Center in Urbana. To read the full article...

Published Date: November 8, 2013


U of I economist and food insecurity expert discusses SNAP benefits

Published Date:November 7, 2013

Illinois Agricultural & Consumer Economics Professor Craig Gundersen explains what the recent reduction in federal funds will likely mean for the 20 percent of U.S. households enrolled in SNAP (formerly known as the food stamp program). Read the full interview...

Published Date: November 7, 2013


New project to raise awareness about value of family meals

Published Date:November 5, 2013

A University of Illinois FRC - Advertising collaboration will use media relations and social media strategies to encourage parents to make family meal times a priority. Read the full article...

Published Date: November 5, 2013