Family Resiliency Center | Illinois


Child Nutrition and Health Expert Dr. Maureen Black Visiting Next Week

Published Date:November 6, 2012

Dr. Maureen Black, a pediatric psychologist specializing in intervention research related to children's nutrition, health, and development, will be the next I-TOPP lecturer speaker.  I-TOPP, is an innovative research-based PhD/MPH degree program with a focus on obesity prevention and child health and wellbeing.  For more information on her visit Nov 12-13 click here.

Published Date: November 6, 2012

FRC Director Barbara Fiese Keynote Speaker at NCFR 2012 Annual Convention

Published Date:October 31, 2012

Dr. Barbara Fiese presenting "Childhood Obesity:  From the Family Dinner Table to Public Policy" at the National Council on Family Relations 2012 Annual Conference.  The talk, scheduled for 1:15 MDT on Nov 1, 2012 will be streamed live and can be viewed at the following site: more


Published Date: October 31, 2012

EIF Hunger Symposium to Feature Dr. Barbara Fiese

Published Date:September 18, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Dr. Barbara Fiese will serve on a panel of Experts for the 2012 Hunger Symposium sponosored by the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.  The symposium will be held at the Provena Covenant Medical Center Auditoriums at 7:00 p.m.  more

Published Date: September 18, 2012

Pathway Project Holds Successful Summit

Published Date:August 29, 2012

Eighteen members of the Pathways Project from Minnesota, New York, and Chicago gathered for a Summit on Aug 13-14, 2012 to celebrate the success of the first year of the study and to prepare for the next wave of data collection.  more

Published Date: August 29, 2012

FRC Director Dr. Barbara Fiese Presenting at APA 120th Annual Convention

Published Date:July 30, 2012

Dr. Barbara Fiese will be presenting "Genes, Gossip,and Groceries:  A contextual risk approach to childhood obesity" at an expert panel at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.  Her talk will report on findings from the STRONG Kids program, a panel study of 497 families with preschool age children that takes a socio-ecological approach to predicting unhealthy weight gain.  read more

Published Date: July 30, 2012

Now Hiring - FRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Published Date:July 27, 2012

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

Published Date: July 27, 2012

I-CAP Kickoff Workshop Registration Now Open

Published Date:June 8, 2012

Registration is now open for the Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP) Kickoff Workshop that will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at the Salt Fork Center at the Homer Lake Forest Preserve.  For more information click here.

Published Date: June 8, 2012

Brownbag - Autism and Family Routines Expert Dr. Beth DeGrace - Thursday June 7, Noon - Studio

Published Date:June 4, 2012

 Join us for a autism and family health expert Dr. Beth DeGrace for a Brownbag this Thursday, June 7, 2012 from Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Studio, Christopher Hall.   More

Published Date: June 4, 2012

Autism-Friendly Interactive Concert Featuring U of I Wind Orchestra

Published Date:April 10, 2012

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.

Published Date: April 10, 2012

New Expanded Website Information on the Autism Program

Published Date:April 10, 2012

The Autism Program has expanded their information on our website.  Check out the new information available for families, professionals, students, and on the Resource Center.  Also available is a link to sign up for their email Newsletter as well as a link to their page on Facebook.

Published Date: April 10, 2012

Students Featured at 5th Annual Campus Undergraduate Research Symposium

Published Date:April 10, 2012

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

Published Date: April 10, 2012

Families Needed for Mealtime Minutes PSA Filming

Published Date:March 26, 2012

We are looking for two families to star in one of our next Mealtime Minutes PSAs.  To find out more read here.

Published Date: March 26, 2012

TAP Now Accepting Application for Practicum/Internship Positions

Published Date:March 12, 2012

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

Published Date: March 12, 2012

Now Recruiting Students for Fall 2012/Spring 2013 HDFS 494 Undergraduate Research Course

Published Date:March 8, 2012

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  Read more

Published Date: March 8, 2012

Leanne Knobloch Featured on Army Wife Talk Radio

Published Date:March 8, 2012

 Dr. Leanne Knobloch was featured on Army Wife Talk Radio, an internet talk radio program for Army wives.  She talked about her research project, Resiliency of Military Families, that is examines how military families negotiate the reunion period following deployment. Read More

Published Date: March 8, 2012

Call for Proposals - Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Grant

Published Date:March 2, 2012

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

Published Date: March 2, 2012

FRC Joining #B25 Strong Foundations Social Media Campaign

Published Date:February 22, 2012

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.

Published Date: February 22, 2012

Food Marketing and the Childhood Obesity Crisis Presented by Dr. Ellen Wartella from Northwestern

Published Date:February 16, 2012

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

Published Date: February 16, 2012

Welcome New Project Coordinator Meghan Fisher

Published Date:January 11, 2012

Meghan Fisher has joined the Family Resiliency Center staff as the project coordinator for the BackPack Program Evaluation and the FAAM (Family Approach to Asthma Management) project.  Read More

Published Date: January 11, 2012

Sign-up Now Open for Autism Social Skills Group

Published Date:January 10, 2012

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

Published Date: January 10, 2012