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CFR’s April Research Seminar

The Impact of Parents and Peers in Promoting Behavioral and Emotional Competence among Adolescents from Low-Income Families

Michael M. Criss, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Human Development and Family Science
Oklahoma State University
Friday, April 15, 2016
Main Hall 2205, OSU-Tulsa
Simulcast to ITLE 143, OSU-Stillwater
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
12:00 pm: Light lunch provided at both sites

OSU Center for Family Resilience


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.

Making Science FUN!

The Center for Family Resilience and Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) have partnered to present 7th grade students from Central Junior High and McLain 7th Grade Academy with the opportunity to become more aware and knowledgeable of how science is a part of their everyday lives and explore the vast opportunities available in the field of science. We would greatly appreciate support from community members to become a volunteer mentor or briefly present your expertise if you are a professional in the field of science. 

For more information, please contact Chantelle Lott at cledet@okstate.edu or 918-402-4708.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out form #1.) and complete a TPS volunteer application (form #2) for EACH school site at which you wish to volunteer. 

1.) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IRe9quA55kuVHp1L1co_q8c8z9vwJKDhiWxd1QmfsLQ/viewform?ts=564e8468&edit_requested=true 2.) http://www.tulsaschools.org/6_Community/_documents/pdf/TPS_VOLUNTEER_APP-ENGLISH.pdf

Shift workers health studied in light spectrum research

Human health is affected by an internal body clock known as a circadian rhythm. These cycles are influenced by light exposure, and when disrupted, circadian rhythms create irregular sleep and wakefulness patterns which can influence a large number of chronic health conditions especially in those who work night or early morning shifts.


Minding the Gap project aims to improve academic success for low income children

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.

Center for Family Resilience Post Doctoral Training Program

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.