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Why Human Development & Family Studies?
We are a program of study, for both graduate and undergraduate students, addressing the needs of children, adults and families across the life course. We do more than just work with people…we make a difference in people’s lives.
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You won’t just read about the world - you’ll go out and make a difference.
- Family & community services
- Legislative advocacy
- Non-profit administration
- Family law
- Early childhood education
- Disabilities and early intervention
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Making a Difference While Making a Living panel will be held April 22nd, 6:00-7:30 pm, 123 Memorial Hall. Click Here for more information.
On Feb. 14, Dr. Bahira Trask will present “Perspectives on Work-Family Balance and Global Transformations” during a United Nations panel discussion on Global Perspectives on Family Well-Being: Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues Reconsidered. UDaily 2/11/14
Bahira Sherif Trask, professor of human development and family studies, has written a book, Women, Work, and Globalization. The book explores women’s gender roles as they participate in the global labor market and discusses global initiatives that assist women in balancing work and family responsibilities while decreasing their vulnerabilities. UDaily, For the Record, 12/6/13
Ellie Tunison, ECE major and intern in the Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project (PREP) offers a monthly reading guide aimed at supporting literacy at home. Tunison said she hopes to make a difference in childhood literacy. UDaily 11/22/13.
Steven M. Eidelman, H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Services Policy and Leadership, was invited to speak at The Kennedy Forum during the plenary panel, examining how President Kennedy’s initiative helped serve people with mental disabilities and how the “lessons learned” can be applied to future efforts. UDaily 11/21/13
Staci Perlman, assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development, has partnered with Joe Willard, vice president of policy at the People's Emergency Center in West Philadelphia, to examine the extent of homelessness in children with the intention of identifying interventions that could be implemented to improve their outcomes. UDaily 11/18/13
Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask and Dr. Barbara Settles, professors in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, organized a conference in Annapolis, Md., in June for the National Family Science Association. The conference provided attendees from human development and family studies departments across the country the opportunity to discuss the skills students need to make them competitive, while making a positive change in society. Also discussed was the impact of globalization and diversity on U.S. society and why the changes were happening so rapidly. Recent graduates and CEHD students were invited to present, including doctoral students Amanda Rich, Nikki DiGregorio, Juana Gavria, Laura Finan and Megan Barolet-Fogarty, and recent Ph.D. graduates Bethany Willis Hepp and Karen Mancini. UDaily, For the Record 9/20/13.
The “First Step” competition is for undergraduate students to create innovative solutions to today’s healthcare challenges. CHS will fund the top 20 projects and in late April, the students will present posters at a symposium. The top 3 projects at the symposium will win awards. Click here to view the flyer or go to http://www.udel.edu/chs/firststep/ for more information. Posted 9/12/2013
Feb 24 - Last day for free add/drop
Feb 28 - Deadlinefor admission to doctoral candidacy for degrees conferred in May 2014
Mar 7 - Spring Colloquium. Topic: Developmentally Appropriate Practiced during a Time of Accountability and Standards in Early Childhood Education. 12:00-1:30 pm, 220 Alison Hall. Click Here for more information.
Mar 29 - Apr 6 - Spring Recess
Apr 7 - Registration for 2014 Summer Session begins
Apr 22 - Making a Difference While Making a Living panel, 6:00-7:30 pm, 123 Memorial Hall
Apr 24 - Registration for Fall Semester 2014 begins
May 19 - Last day of classes
May 21 - May 29 - Final Exams
May 26 - Memorial Day Observed - University Offices Closed
May 30 Honors degree breakfast, doctoral hooding
May 31 - Commencement
June 6 - Alumni Weekend
June 9 - Summer Session Classes begin.