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In recognition of a long career of contributions to the field of marriage and family therapy, Dr. Scot Allgood was presented with the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's lifetime achievement award at their Spring conference.
Scot Allgood Receives UAMFT Lifetime Achievement Award

Scot Allgood Receives UAMFT Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of a long career of contributions to the field of marriage and family therapy, Dr. Scot Allgood was presented with the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's lifetime achievement award at their Spring conference.

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The Human Development and Family Studies department has one of the largest research faculty in USU’s College of Education and Human Services. Our students get to know who we are and what we’re passionate about by taking our graduate and undergraduate clas
One of the Largest Research Faculty in USU's College of Education and Human Services

One of the Largest Research Faculty in USU's College of Education and Human Services

The Human Development and Family Studies department has one of the largest research faculty in USU’s College of Education and Human Services. Our students get to know who we are and what we’re passionate about by taking our graduate and undergraduate clas...

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Oftentimes as parents or partners, we find ourselves so concerned for those we love, so instinctively desirous for their well-being, that we neglect ourselves in order to care for them.
Self Check Up

Self Check Up

Oftentimes as parents or partners, we find ourselves so concerned for those we love, so instinctively desirous for their well-being, that we neglect ourselves in order to care for them.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many of our lives, one thing we can do to help stay healthy is to have a good night sleep. Sleep is the one activity we spend most of our life doing, compared to working, eating, and school.
Are you Sleeping?

Are you Sleeping?

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many of our lives, one thing we can do to help stay healthy is to have a good night sleep. Sleep is the one activity we spend most of our life doing, compared to working, eating, and school.

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The USU Human Development and Family Studies department (HDFS) offers many valuable General Education courses; in particular, the Balancing Work and Family Course (HDFS 1010).
Balancing Work and Family Course

Balancing Work and Family Course

The USU Human Development and Family Studies department (HDFS) offers many valuable General Education courses; in particular, the Balancing Work and Family Course (HDFS 1010).

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Many have noted changes in the employment sector in the last year or so, with many companies seeming to be short staffed. This appears to be the case in the professional helping field in northern Utah.
Employment Opportunities Benefit Undergraduate Practicum Students

Employment Opportunities Benefit Undergraduate Practicum Students

Many have noted changes in the employment sector in the last year or so, with many companies seeming to be short staffed. This appears to be the case in the professional helping field in northern Utah.

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Healthy Relationships Utah, directed by Dr. Brian Higginbotham, offers free research-based relationship education courses throughout the state.
The Postdocs of Healthy Relationships Utah

The Postdocs of Healthy Relationships Utah

Healthy Relationships Utah, directed by Dr. Brian Higginbotham, offers free research-based relationship education courses throughout the state.

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At USU we have people specifically designated to answer undergraduate students’ questions about courses, programs, graduation requirements, majors, minors, and more.
Working with your Academic Advisor

Working with your Academic Advisor

At USU we have people specifically designated to answer undergraduate students’ questions about courses, programs, graduation requirements, majors, minors, and more.

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For more than two decades, the Utah Marriage Commission has been providing relationship and marriage education classes, conferences and other resources to countless Utahns.
Legislature Moves Utah Marriage Commission to Utah State University

Legislature Moves Utah Marriage Commission to Utah State University

For more than two decades, the Utah Marriage Commission has been providing relationship and marriage education classes, conferences and other resources to countless Utahns.

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USU Wide Receiver, Deven Thompkins, recently shared his experience of being a USU football star and father (USU Statesmen, 2021).
College Student Parents Juggle Family and School

College Student Parents Juggle Family and School

USU Wide Receiver, Deven Thompkins, recently shared his experience of being a USU football star and father (USU Statesmen, 2021).

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What do HDFS faculty researchers actually do? Presented by Utah State University’s Office of Research, Wyatt Traughber, M.A., learns just this as he interviews four HDFS faculty as part of an ongoing podcast series on the research being conducted at USU.
USU HDFS Faculty Discuss their Research on Instead Podcast

USU HDFS Faculty Discuss their Research on Instead Podcast

What do HDFS faculty researchers actually do? Presented by Utah State University’s Office of Research, Wyatt Traughber, M.A., learns just this as he interviews four HDFS faculty as part of an ongoing podcast series on the research being conducted at USU....

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Yet when I arrived here at Utah State University 10 years ago, that’s where I found myself: teaching undergraduates about diversity. My sense of inadequacy was through the roof.
Diversity

Diversity

Yet when I arrived here at Utah State University 10 years ago, that’s where I found myself: teaching undergraduates about diversity. My sense of inadequacy was through the roof.

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Early in my graduate career, a faculty member recommended me to add the book The professor is in (TPII) to my reading list. TPII offers helpful insight on how to navigate the academic career from step one - building strong records as a graduate student.
An Incomplete List of Resources That Helped Me Through Graduate School

An Incomplete List of Resources That Helped Me Through Graduate School

Early in my graduate career, a faculty member recommended me to add the book The professor is in (TPII) to my reading list. TPII offers helpful insight on how to navigate the academic career from step one - building strong records as a graduate student.

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Giving birth to my first child during the height of the pandemic, the end of April 2020, was a roller coaster of emotions for me. I study the prevention of perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) mental health disorders as a researcher here at Utah State in
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression in a Pandemic

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression in a Pandemic

Giving birth to my first child during the height of the pandemic, the end of April 2020, was a roller coaster of emotions for me. I study the prevention of perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) mental health disorders as a researcher here at Utah State in ...

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To be accepted to present at the annual conference for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is a great honor. Originally, I was not planning to present when COVID-19 restrictions caused the 2020 AAMFT conference to move to an on
Marriage and Family Therapy Conference

Marriage and Family Therapy Conference

To be accepted to present at the annual conference for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is a great honor. Originally, I was not planning to present when COVID-19 restrictions caused the 2020 AAMFT conference to move to an on...

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Utah State University was recently awarded two $5 million grants from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance. Both grants will be distributed over a five-year period and will fund fatherhood and relationship education
Fatherhood and Relationship Education Grant

Fatherhood and Relationship Education Grant

Utah State University was recently awarded two $5 million grants from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance. Both grants will be distributed over a five-year period and will fund fatherhood and relationship education ...

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I was the first in my immediate family to apply to graduate school, and the first in my extended family to aim for a PhD. I knew I wanted to study peer relations among adolescents, and that I was drawn toward quantitative methods and meta-analysis.
Applying to Graduate Programs?

Applying to Graduate Programs?

I was the first in my immediate family to apply to graduate school, and the first in my extended family to aim for a PhD. I knew I wanted to study peer relations among adolescents, and that I was drawn toward quantitative methods and meta-analysis.

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As a recognized name in youth sport parenting research, I often get cold-called (or cold-emailed) with a request to contribute to a journal, volume, or book, in my area of expertise. This is not an uncommon occurrence, and I’m sure my colleagues field suc
“Writing … with Young Co-Authors”

“Writing … with Young Co-Authors”

As a recognized name in youth sport parenting research, I often get cold-called (or cold-emailed) with a request to contribute to a journal, volume, or book, in my area of expertise. This is not an uncommon occurrence, and I’m sure my colleagues field suc...

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The practicum experience within the Human Development and Family Studies department is designed to be a step that bridges a student's transformation from a purely academic approach to the human services field to participation in the field, under the super
Practicum Experiences Within the Human Development and Family Studies Department

Practicum Experiences Within the Human Development and Family Studies Department

The practicum experience within the Human Development and Family Studies department is designed to be a step that bridges a student's transformation from a purely academic approach to the human services field to participation in the field, under the super...