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Family Science

The Evolution of American Family Structure

Posted June 23, 2015 | By Tricia Hussung

Mainstream culture in America is constantly evolving to reflect the predominant values and belief systems of the day, including what are often considered immutable social systems, such as the family. Instead of being one unit, the institution has been in a constant state of evolution since the founding of America itself.… Read More

Where the Heart Is: The Evolution of Family Science

Posted May 1, 2015 | By Tricia Hussung

Despite having an almost two-decade long history in America, the field of family science is not widely understood. As family dynamics continue to evolve and change, however, family science scholars and professionals play an important role in navigating new and different social constructs — both within and outside of the home.… Read More

Spotlight on CSP’s Family Science Major

Posted March 16, 2015 | By csponline

The field of family science is focused on the discovery, verification and application of knowledge about the family unit. It primarily studies the relationships within families and how human development plays a role in behaviors. To that end, Concordia University, St.… Read More

Doing Right by Aging Parents

Posted May 22, 2013 | By csponline

Thanks to advances in technology and improvements in health care and gerontology, people are living longer than ever before. However, as our parents age it becomes harder for them to care for themselves. In the majority of American homes, children of the elderly provide caregiving services for their parents.… Read More

Minnesota Takes On Bullying

Posted October 19, 2012 | By csponline

Proposed legislation to curb bullying in school

Adolescents grow quickly and develop emotionally, physically and spiritually. However, the adolescent years can cause tremendous pain and emotional distress for youth whose peers bully them. Many of today’s adolescents experience bullying in and out of the classroom; in the United States, 2.7 million K-12 students have reported that their peers have victimized them face-to-face or online.… Read More