Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Center for Family Resilience to host open house
The Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will showcase faculty research and promote future plans for the center at an open house on Friday, Feb. 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Tulsa Room.
Dr. Joseph Grzywacz, director of the Center for Family Resilience and Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Family Resilience, will present his vision for the center to leaders of community agencies and university supporters, as well as students, faculty and staff. Associate directors Ronald Cox Jr., Ph.D., Amanda Morris, Ph.D., and Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., will also provide updates on current programs.
“During the next few years, we plan to grow the research efforts of our faculty in the Center for Family Resilience,” Grzywacz said. “Resilient individuals and families are key to a well-functioning society and it’s our mission to promote resilience and reduce risk by bringing social agents together to achieve common goals.”
The center opened in 2011 as an extension of the university into the community to create opportunities for collaboration on social issues affecting families across the nation. The Center for Family Resilience is engaged in numerous research projects ranging from family and student studies to preventing teen pregnancy and reducing the high school dropout among youth.
To RSVP for the open house, contact Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.