We are now accepting applications for a Visiting Communication Specialist at the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Visiting Communications Specialist will revise, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive communication plan for the Family Resiliency Center’s internal and external constituents. This includes the research community, policy community, practitioner community and the general public. For more information on the position and how to apply visit here: http://illinois.edu/lb/article/3493/100904.
Mon, May 08, 2017
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
The Family Resiliency Center is now accepting applications for STRONG Kids/HDFS 494, an undergraduate research program designed to provide students with first-hand experience working as part of a research team as well as to help them develop a working knowledge of the theory and applications of transdisciplinary research.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
FRC Research Affiliate Craig Gundersen discusses the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Huffington Post
New data challenges the stereotype that receiving food stamps discourages working.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
As a part of Autism Awareness Month this April, TAP and the School of Music are sponsoring Thriving With Autism, a piano recital featuring Illinois graduate Dr. Charles Joseph Smith. An accomplished pianist who has autism, Dr. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Is it JUS Media? Creating a new global health intervention to combat U.S. media influences on eating habits in the Caribbean
The small island nation of Jamaica generally conjures up images of beaches, reggae, Usain Bolt. Also Pepsi and KFC? The spread of global media and brands, particularly those from the U.S., and their influence on the lifestyles and food choices of families in Jamaica, led us to create the J(amaican) US (U.S.) Media? Programme in collaboration with Julie Meeks, Professor of Child Development and Nutrition at the University of West Indies (UWI) Open Campus. The JUS Media Programme is a new food-focused media literacy intervention for Jamaican families, designed to teach youth and parents how to question the food messages in media and advertising, especially U.S. cable, to be smarter and healthier.