Human Development and Family Sciences

  • Bahira Trask

    Bahira Trask on Looking Forward Podcast

    August 26, 2020

    Jeff Ostroff speaks with world-renowned anthropologist and family trends expert, Dr. Bahira Trask, as she discusses changes in family structures here and abroad, the impact of COVID-19 on families, her projections on where career and job opportunities …

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  • Listening To Black Girls In Delaware

    August 19, 2020

    UD researcher surveying Black girls to help reduce disparities A University of Delaware researcher is surveying the experiences of Black girls in Delaware to better understand their lives and help community advocates develop targeted interventions to r …

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  • UD Helps with Early Care and Education Programs

    August 14, 2020

    Delaware Stars provides essential supplies and educational assistance Imagine teaching 3-year-olds to practice social distancing. Not an easy task, but one of many requirements that early care and education programs must implement to stay open during t …

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  • UD Helping Delaware Families

    June 11, 2020

    Diapers, wipes delivered to hundreds during stay-at-home orders Kaylah Dessausure likes to say that it takes a village to raise a child, and for herself and two young boys, ages three years and two months, that village has been New Directions Early Hea …

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  • New Major, New Opportunities

    June 8, 2020

    One of UD’s newest degree programs prepares students for a career in human resources Kajal Zala started thinking about a career in human resources when she was still in high school in Georgetown, Delaware, and working for a healthcare clinic that emplo …

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  • UD Prof. Roderick Carey speaks to a group of black and Latino boys at the Delaware Art Museum

    Improving Teacher Diversity

    May 1, 2020

    Black and Latino boys reveal what they need in male teachers of color There’s a critical shortage of male teachers of color in the United States. Black and Latino men make up less than five percent of the teaching workforce, even as the student populat …

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  • University of Delaware Prof. Bahira Sherif Trask teaches courses on the history and diversity of American families.

    UD Professor Bahira Trask discusses the impact of the global pandemic on work-family life

    April 30, 2020

    American families have been here before — but not since Colonial times. Suddenly, the lifestyles of centuries past have returned: Our homes now serve as both school and workplace, with one or both parents trying to keep the homestead running and the ki …

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  • Steve Eidelman (left) and Nancy Weiss (right)

    CEHD Faculty And Staff Honored In National Histroic Recognition Project

    April 24, 2020

    UD’s National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities has announced that Steven M. Eidelman, H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Development and Family Science, and Nancy Weiss, director, have been selected for recognition in The National Hi …

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  • From left to right are student Anij’ya Wilson, program manager Imani Powell, program coordinator Deandra Taylor, student Cooper Middleton, student Michael Sensenig and senior assistant dean Kristine Ritz.

    Teachers of Tomorrow

    April 9, 2020

    UD’s teacher pipeline program prepares high school students for careers in education Each year, the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) graduates approximately 200 teachers who will go on to fulfilling careers in …

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  • Breaking Down Stigma

    April 2, 2020

    HDFS Professor Valerie Earnshaw honored for HIV stigma research Stigma creates barriers that stifle the health and well-being of marginalized communities. Social stigma toward people struggling with substance use disorders (SUDs) has hindered the respo …

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