Center for Families


2014 funding opportunities available

The Center for Families has announced its 2014 funding opportunities for Purdue faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Read more…

Faculty Partner receives inaugural Faculty Engagement Scholarship Award

Purdue University has announced its first awards for outstanding effort in engagement with local, state, national and global organizations.

Jim Elicker has worked to enhance the quality of early childhood education at Purdue and throughout the state, including through his multi-year evaluation of Paths to Quality, which establishes a metric that enables parents to assess the quality of programs as they enroll their children.

"These award winners exemplify the best of Purdue's efforts to turn ideas into reality and make the world a better place," said President Mitch Daniels. "They are improving the lives of others while teaching their students to do the same." Read more...

CFF funded project: Apps may open communication door for children, families affected by severe, non-verbal autism

Developed from research by Oliver Wendt, the SPEAK all!, an iPad application, helps children communicate by using photos and graphic symbols that represent what a child wishes to say and helps the child construct sentences. Read more...

2013 Center for Families award recipients announced

Thanks to gifts from individuals and organizations, the Center for Families is able to offer awards to support Purdue University students and faculty as they generate new insights and tools that can help families. The Center is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 award recipients. Read more...

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