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Hanamori Skoblow Honored with P.E.O. Scholar Award
Hanamori Skoblow, MS, a Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri, is one of 110 doctoral students in the U. S. and Canada selected to receive a $20,000 Scholar Award given by the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. This award will support Hanamori in completing her dissertation and…
Jasmine Godwin Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Congratulations to Jasmine M. Godwin on receiving a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)! The New Haven, Connecticut native, who completed a bachelor’s degree at Tuskegee University, is a second-year graduate student (MS/PhD) in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Her program of research focuses on the Black Family unit…
Two HDFS Doctoral Students receive honors at the Annual Research & Creative Activities Forum (AGAIN!)
Mizzou HDFS graduate students Shannon Dier and Aida Ismailova received top honors for their presentations at the 39th Annual Research & Creative Activities Forum (RCAF).
Welcome to HDFS
Welcome to the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at the University of Missouri. The University of Missouri is a comprehensive research-intensive university and the first public university established west of the Mississippi River. We are very proud of the long and storied traditions at Mizzou and our department is a strong entity within the university and the College of Education and Human Development.
HDFS in the Community
The Center for Family Policy and Research (CFPR) was established in 1997 to serve as a resource for the development of effective public policies relating to children, youth, and families. The center also maintains a focus on the integration of research, policy, and practice.
The MU Child Development Lab provides exemplary care and education for infants and young children. Several HDFS courses, and at least one course from Education, utilize the CDL as a teacher-training site.
Focus on Kids is a program for separating and divorcing parents that was developed by MU faculty. It is offered in more than 50 Missouri counties. Over 32,000 Missouri parents have attended FOK since 1996. An online version of Focus on Kids was launched in 2010.
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