Family Link

Family Link is a semiannual publication designed to keep you up-to-date about the accomplishments and activities of the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. We encourage you to explore our web site for more in-depth information about our research and the many programs we co-sponsor with other academic departments and organizations throughout the year.

"Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for cross-disciplinary research on children, youth, and families at the University of Arizona."


Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.
Director, Frances McClelland Institute



Spring 2014 Issue

  • New National Science Foundation Grants
    • Adult Emotional Processes
    • Fathers’ Influence on Daughters
  • From the Director
  • Ph.D. Student Visits Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Event Updates
    • Moving Research into Practice (MRP)
    • National Council on Family Relations
    • Pamela Turbeville Speaker Series
  • New book: Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas: Resilience Research and Theory



Fall 2013 Issue

  • Data to Strengthen Arizona’s Communities
  • From the Director
  • Ann Mastergeorge Appointed by the CDC as “Act Early” Ambassador for Arizona
  • Saying Goodbye to Cigdem Topcu
  • Welcome Back, Bo Cleveland and Cathleen Hunt Norton School Visiting Faculty
  • Welcome Jason Rivera Program Coordinator for the Frances McClelland Institute
  • Welcome Laura Baams Visiting Scholar from Utrecht University in Netherlands
  • Institute Researcher Awarded Funds to Study Peer Victimization


Winter 2013 Issue

  • Kind Kids and Kind Campuses: Partnering with Ben's Bells Project to Measure Kindness in Schools
  • Frances McClelland Institute Open House
  • Evelyn Carswell-Bing Receives the 2012 Frances McClelland Vision Award
  • Bullying in Tucson Public Schools: Rates, Reasons, Prevention Programs, and Recommendations


Fall 2012 Issue

  • Emily Butler, Ph.D., Receives Grant to Study Factors Involved in Obesity
  • Snapp Receives Grant to Study School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • An Intern's Perspective of the Crossroads Collaborative
  • A Message from the MRP Preseident - Moving Research Into Practice Student Group Plans Depression Research
  • 2012-2013 Pamela J. Turbeville Speaker Series

Summer 2012 Issue

  • Reducing Young Adults' Financial Stress, Debt Levels at Heart of New Research
  • NIFA/USDA Grant to Strengthen Families, Improve Lives of Low-Income Families Across Arizona
  • Educational Interventions for Students with Autism
  • Crossroads Collaborative: Community Partner Feature

Winter 2012 Issue

  • Undergraduates Translate Research into Community Benefit
  • Why is Suicide Risk in LGBT Youth so High?
  • AUTISM: Early Intervention Key


Fall 2011 Issue
  • The Kids' Court School
  • Internship Insights
  • First Things First: Data Support Youngest Arizonans
  • Back From Rwanda: An Inside Look at the Primate Studies Field Course
  • Reflections on the EARA-SRA Summer School

Spring 2011 Issue

  • Crossroads Collaborative:How do Youth Perceive Their Own Sexuality?
  • Michele Walsh: Using Data to Make a Difference
  • New Early Childhood Initiative: Prevention, Early Intervention, Risk, Resilience
  • New Book: Decade Review of Adolescence Research

Winter 2011 Issue

  • New Primate Studies Field School: Summer 2011
  • Noel Card, Ph.D., Receives Grants for Bullying Research
  • Institute to Host Prestitgious EARA/SRA Summer School
  • Institute Sponsors the Next I.A.R.R. Mini-Conference


Fall 2010 Issue
  • New Book Helps Families and Caregivers Cope with Cancer
  • Graduate Research Associate Receives National Research Awar
  • National Grants Fund Research To Help Children, Youth, & Families at Risk
  • Building Partnerships for Youth Welcomes New Project Director

Summer 2010 Issue

  • Summer Program Offers Opportunities To Connect Students with Arizona Communities
  • New Book Debunks Myths about Parenting Practices of Asian Americans
  • FSHD Undergraduate Leaders Appointed to New Advisory Group
  • UNLV Law Professor to Create Pima County Kids’ Court School
  • Postdoc Launches Free Stats Consulting Program

Winter 2010 Issue

  • Visiting Scholar Shares Expertise on Rape Prevention
  • Catherine A. Marshall, Ph.D., Joins McClelland Institute
  • Six Themes Emerge from Evolution Institute Adolescence Workshop
  • Building Partnerships for Youth Announces Selections for 2010 "Spotlighting Positive Youth Development" Project


Summer 2009 Issue
  • UA Dedicates Institute To Frances H. McClelland
  • Research Link Makes Debut at the Institute Dedication
  • Nadine Mathis Basha Receives Vision Award at Dedication
  • Summer School Students Plan to 'Monkey Around'
  • Institute Receives $200K Ford Foundation Grant
  • Adolescence in the 21st Century Subject of Pre-Dedication Event
  • Evolution Institute Adolescence Workshop

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