Family Resiliency Center | Illinois

Themes

The Family Resiliency Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge and practices that strengthen families’ abilities to meet life’s challenges and thrive. Our research, education and public engagement activities center around four themes. Please select a theme to learn more. 

Child and Family Health and Wellbeing

themes Child CareThe Family Resiliency Center aims to expand understanding of the ecological, economic, cultural and family level factors that promote health and wellbeing for children and families. Family, school, and primary care-based interventions using a strengths-based approach can reduce health disparities and morbidities associated with chronic health conditions and improve quality of life for children and families.

 

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Child Care as a Resource for Families and Communities

theme Child The Family Resiliency Center aims to expand opportunities for families and child providers to work together in partnership to promote healthy development for young children. High-quality, stable child care can foster resiliency by supporting families during  times of transition or crisis, protect against vulnerabilities of low-income households, and serve as an educational resource. 

 

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Immigrant Families and Their Children

theme Immigrant FamiliesThe Family Resiliency Center aims to better understand the factors that contribute to the successful adaptation of youth in immigrant families, particularly as migration occurs into small communities and rural areas. This will aid in developing effective programming for successful transitions  and tailor policy to promote resiliency in immigrant families. 


 

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Positive Child and Youth Development

themes Positive Youth DevelopmentThe Family Resiliency Center aims to help  families foster positive development in children and youth which will help them meet current challenges and future demands of adulthood. We are identifying processes whereby young people develop initiative, teamwork, responsibility, motivation, emotional skills, self-esteem, emotion regulation, sense of identity, multicultural orientation and  the ability to build connections to adult worlds.   

 

Current Research Projects

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