• Dr. Jennifer Carrano’s advice on talking to your kids about drugs

    Dr. Jennifer Carrano’s advice on talking to your kids about drugs

    September 7, 2017

    Dr. Jennifer Carrano was featured in the Huffington Post’s article “How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs Without Sounding Like A PSA,”. Dr. Carrano discusses why it is important to start the conversation early, and how to use age-appropriate strategies …

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  • Martha Buell’s take on best/worst states to have a baby

    Martha Buell’s take on best/worst states to have a baby

    August 28, 2017

    Wallethub analyzed the Best & Worst States to have a baby, and Dr. Martha Buell was a featured expert. Dr. Buell discussed several points for parents to consider including the financial costs of a baby and childcare, state programs and services, an …

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  • Valerie Earnshaw leads study on impact of bullying

    Valerie Earnshaw leads study on impact of bullying

    May 9, 2017

    Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, along with a team of co-authors from six other states, led a study on the lasting impacts of bullying. The study was published in the online journal Pediatrics. Visit UDaily to learn about Dr. Earnshaw’s work on the experiences of …

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  • Allison Karpyn to study food insecurity as Fulbright

    Allison Karpyn to study food insecurity as Fulbright

    November 21, 2016

    Dr. Allison Karpyn, assistant professor of human development and family studies, and associate director of the Center for Education Research and Social Policy, has been named a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Karpyn will study the issue of food insecurity in th …

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  • Dr. Fleury-Steiner partners with students on domestic violence research

    Dr. Fleury-Steiner partners with students on domestic violence research

    November 14, 2016

    Dr. Ruth Fleury-Steiner, associate professor in human development and family studies, and Dr. Susan Miller, professor of sociology and criminal justice, are involved in a partnership with the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Delaware’s …

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  • Dr. Perlman’s work continues on through homeless youth project

    Dr. Perlman’s work continues on through homeless youth project

    April 26, 2016

    Dr. Staci Perlman, Assistant Professor in HDFS, passed away unexpectedly in August 2015. Shortly before she passed away, she was awarded a grant through the William Penn Foundation to support her work studying the education of homeless youth. This gran …

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  • Professor Nancy Weiss recognized for her efforts in the field of disabilities

    Professor Nancy Weiss recognized for her efforts in the field of disabilities

    February 18, 2016

    Professor Nancy Weiss, an HDFS faculty member and Director of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, was recently announced as a recipient of the fellow status with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental D …

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  • Dr. Trask discusses gender equality and role of families at United Nations Expert Group

    Dr. Trask discusses gender equality and role of families at United Nations Expert Group

    November 12, 2015

    In October, Dr. Bahira Trask visited the United Nations to speak about the importance of gender equality and the role of families at the United Nations Expert Group meeting on the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. …

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  • HDFS Ph.D. student, Alison Hooper, receives federal research grant

    HDFS Ph.D. student, Alison Hooper, receives federal research grant

    October 22, 2015

    Alison Hooper, a Ph.D. student in HDFS, has received the OPRE Child Care Research Scholars Dissertation Grant which will provide her with two years of funding to complete her dissertation research. Dr. Rena Hallam will serve as her faculty mentor for t …

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  • HDFS researchers study impact of working with Early Head Start families

    HDFS researchers study impact of working with Early Head Start families

    October 20, 2015

    Led by four HDFS faculty members, Starting at Home is a five-year federally funded research project aimed at promoting healthy relationships in families with young children.  This study trains home visitors at the university’s New Directions Early Head …

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