We are a transdisciplinary participatory research center committed to addressing wicked problems and making thriving the norm.

Make Thriving the Norm


FRC's intersecting research hubs are:

  • Transdisciplinary, mixed-method, and evaluative
  • Preventive approaches that focus on reducing major public health and social justice crises nationwide

We leverage our strengths as researchers and scholars to transform wicked problems into thriving lives.

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FRC News

Students Present at APHA

Illinois students and faculty attended and presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in Boston, the country’s largest conference related to public health. Andi Schwingel, a faculty member in Kinesiology and Community Health and a member of FRC’s steering committee, noted that a highlight of the conference was the diversity of the attendees, reflecting the breadth of the public health community from varied settings, backgrounds, and roles. “The Family Resiliency Center helped promote the conference and their support was greatly appreciated,” she said.

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December 2022 Newsletter

We are so excited for 2023 with our upcoming strategic plan launch, putting action plans into effect, and partnering in ways that move us closer to making thriving the norm. We wish you a joyful and healthy winter season and a Happy New Year!

FRC On the Air

The FRC Podcast covers a wide range of relevant and informative issues surrounding public health. Listen to the latest interview below.

FRC Building Blocks of Resilience Briefs

Resources for families for reinforcing existing coping strategies and new ideas to face challenging circumstances. Read the latest brief below.

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