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Danielle Pennington: Researching Autism and Grief

NC State’s Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences (AHS) recently hosted the biannual Eloise S. Cofer Family Living Lecture Series, which features critical thinkers and doers connecting food, family and community. New York Times Best Seller, Autism Advocate and Animal Expert Dr. Temple Grandin spoke about her lifelong journey with autism on April 11 at[…] Read More

Learning Youth, Family and Community Sciences in Costa Rica

This year, the NC State Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program is extending students the opportunity to expand their horizons by traveling abroad. The program now offers a short-term study abroad session enabling students to gain an international experience in Costa Rica, observing and working with non-profit, community-based programs that address youth, family, and[…] Read More

Research, Extension, and Academic Collaborations at Work: The Preventing Obesity By Design (POD) Program

It takes a village to raise a child, so it’s no wonder that partnerships and community outreach are the hallmarks of successful family science initiatives. In academia, and especially in land-grant universities, these partnerships are critically important. The best programs to educate and support children and families are created by blending research, academics, and outreach[…] Read More

The Relationship Between Leadership and Working in Positive Youth Development

Many students who complete programs through NC State in Youth, Family and Community Science (YFCS) have a passion for serving youth, and often find themselves working in the field of Positive Youth Development. This field requires more than just technical knowledge and a formal education. Positive Youth Development work requires an exceptional level of leadership[…] Read More

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