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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

Many Directions for Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Graduates

When pursuing a program through NC State Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) Distance Education, many students wonder what prospects they have following graduation. There are actually numerous avenues a professional in YFCS may pursue, and in this month’s YFCS Online Blog, we look at four past graduates and the different sectors they have entered.[…] Read More

Family Systems: Understanding the Roles Within Families

In last month’s blog “Can Family Science Improve Community Development? Absolutely!”, we discussed community development and a systems approach to education in that field. This month, we ask what are family systems, and what do family roles have to do with it? In this month’s Youth Family and Community Sciences (YFCS) Online Blog, we look[…] Read More

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