The Center for Family Resilience is a community resource focused on equipping every family to support its members in achieving their fullest personal and social potential. The center translates scientific knowledge about families and family life into strategies that build individual and family resilience. Strategies include individual and family programs administered by local human and social service agencies, and state and national policy recommendations to strengthen families.
Professor and Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Family Resilience, Dr. Joseph Grzywacz, is the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor. He is known among his students for his enthusiastic encouragement and challenging support to students. His students appreciate his part as an academic role model and for following and implementing theoretical and practical research implications.
The College of Human Sciences Center for Family Resilience announces that the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) board has awarded a second year of funding for the Minding the Gap project. The goal for this program is to improve academic success among children of impoverished families who prefer to keep their children out of early childhood education programs. The children living in these conditions are not well equipped for kindergarten, especially if they are not placed in a high quality early childhood education facility.
Cutline: Center for Family Resilience Director Joe Grzywacz in the orange tie is pictured with from left Tony Marin, Chrissy Whitten, Fatima Linares Gomez, Dr. Joe Grzywacz, Dr. Ron Cox, Mindred Martinez, Carola Muñoz de Cote and Christina Starzl.
The overall goal of the Center for Family Resilience Post Doctoral Training Program (CFR-PDTP) is to prepare a diverse pool of scientists to launch extramurally funded careers focused on translational science that strengthens families. The CFR-PDTP seeks motivated and visionary doctoral students who are interested in becoming productive and successful independent research investigators.