Family Science provides unique and important perspectives on understanding and working with families.
While research in psychology and sociology focuses on observing and describing individuals or groups, the focus in
Family Science is specifically on families and understanding the distinct dynamics we find within them
— in relationships, interactions, and more.
Our Work is…
Understanding Family Science
Like many other professionals, Family Science professionals know how to think critically and analytically, and how to work in and lead teams. They’ve learned skills in program development, grant writing, and research, and they have strong communication and problem-solving abilities.
With a Family Science education and background, however, Family Science professionals are uniquely positioned to:
- understand family research findings as they apply to evolving families
- recognize what healthy family functioning and relationships look like
- prevent problems within families before they occur
- use an educational approach to help families identify and build on their strengths
- positively impact society by empowering families to enrich their own well-being