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SEX & SEXUALITY “Only No Means No” vs “Only Yes Means Yes”

Written by: Meghan Pope, Current YFCS master’s student “There is more than one way to approach consensual sex.” (Stombler et al., 2019). Our society has continuously emphasized the importance of consent throughout sex education. However, often the discussion of how to obtain and provide consent in real-life sexual situations is left out (Stombler et al.,[…] Read More

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Entrepreneurship in Family Life Coaching

By: Amber Harkey The field of family life coaching (FLC) may be a young one, but it is quickly gaining interest from both academics and parents. More and more research is being conducted in academia about the field, and families are starting to seek out family life coaches to help them with different family challenges.[…] Read More

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A Highlight of This Year’s Upcoming Family Science Conferences

As the saying goes, it isn’t always what you know, but who you know. Conferences can be a great way to meet people in your field, gain professional development, and network. It’s important to build your network as a professional, especially if you are still a student or anticipate looking for career opportunities. Conferences can[…] Read More

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The Letter of Recommendation: Why you need it, how to get one and guidelines for getting a good letter

Written by our undergraduate student interns: Morgan Cook and Tasawar Shayan By: Morgan Cook and Tasawar Shayan “When she was applying for graduate programs, she was an active undergraduate researcher but had mediocre GRE scores and a 3.5 GPA, with a few Cs in her science classes. Now she’s an established professor.” This quote comes[…] Read More

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Interested in YFCS Careers? We Can Help

Having wrapped yet another successful graduation, it makes sense to turn our focus to YFCS careers. And you’re in luck. We recently published our new Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) Alum in Family Science Careers Booklet. We feature our graduates who consistently earn positions that impact their communities for the better. Booklet Features This[…] Read More

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