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Sothy Eng (FCS) looks into a possible contributing factor to a big problem in Cambodia at the Center on the Family’s second Brown Bag Seminar of the spring semester, “Parenting Practices and Child Well-Being in Remarried/Repartnered Families in Cambodia.” There are high rates of child mortality in Cambodia, and a possible contributor to this is the heightened domestic violence associated with second marriages.
Grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren face some unique challenges as well as the potential for special joys. Here to help them is the GRANDCares Project, which offers grandparents a variety of useful tools to cope with their unique family situation and added responsibilities. It also provides grandchildren with positive youth-development experiences through its Youth Club.
Lori Yancura (FCS) was recently honored by being awarded Fellow status by the Gerontological Society of America at a ceremony in Boston. Here she’s pictured (right) with department chair Bobbie Yee. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.
The Center on the Family will hold a brown bag seminar on Friday, November 30, in Miller 101, from noon to 1 p.m. Michael Cheang (FCS) will present on “The Significance of a Caregiver Support Group After the Death of a Loved One: A Case Study,” about how former caregivers continue to attend caregiver support groups while in bereavement.
The Center on the Family is hosting a series of brown bag talks this fall. The first talk is Friday, September 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Miller 101. Lori Yancura (FCS) will speak on “Tri-Parenting or Try Parenting: Online Posts About a Non-Traditional Family Structure.” In tri-parenting, parental obligations and rights are held by more than two people.