Family Research


The Family Resource Center (FRC) is invested in conducting research to inform prevention and intervention services and improve the lives of children and families.

Current Projects

Currently, the FRC is engaged in several research projects related to:

  • children's experiences of hospitalization
  • parents' and siblings' experiences of the death of a child
  • birthing person's wellbeing in pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • families' access to parenting leave
If you'd like to get involved in family research, please contact Dr. Amy Claridge.

 

Effectiveness of Parenting Education

Parenting Group gatheringWe're interested in whether the parenting education courses that we offer through the FRC are actually helping families. We use an empirically-supported parenting education curriculum, the Incredible Years program, which means that the program has been evaluated in many research studies and found to be effective. However, we want to ensure that our use of the program in a community-setting and delivered through a university resource center is equally effective for families. We're examining whether attending the program is associated with improved child behaviors, positive changes in parenting practices and parent mental health, and healthy parent relationship processes.

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