CEHD News FSoS Alumni

CEHD News FSoS Alumni

FSOS alumna Rhodes featured

PRhodesDepartment of Family Social Science doctoral alumna, therapist, and professor Pang Foua Yang Rhodes is featured by the College of Education and Human Development in Learning the Language of Love.
Rhodes graduated in 2008, joined the faculty at Argosy University, and has devoted herself to the Hmong community. Read more about her life in the feature.

FSoS alumna Berge advises parents to watch what they say about children’s weight

BergeJDepartment of Family Social Science alumna Jerica Berge, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.M.F.T., assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health recently spoke with media about a study where she found that children were more likely to develop eating disorders and bad diets if their parents focused on the children’s weight or size.
Read about Berge’s suggested successful methods for establishing healthy habits in the Star Tribune’s article Weighty words affect overweight kids.

FSoS Tai Mendenhall’s Vision 2020 post on the Citizen Health Care model

Tai MendenhallDepartment of Family Social Science professor Tai Mendenhall wrote a CEHD Vision 2020 blog entry on “Enhancing Health Care with Patient and Family Involvement.”
He explains the Citizen Health Care model and how it can meet the challenges that providers, patients, and care plans face.
Read more about the Citizen Health Care model along with tips for facilitating involvement on the CEHD Vision 2020 blog.
Find out more about the Citizen Professional project, the parent project of the Citizen Health Care model.

FSoS alumna Celi Marie Dean produces and stars in a new film on bullying

celi7Department of Family Social Science alumna Celi Marie Dean produces and stars in a cultural drama that follows the life of a young African youth who experiences bullying: Boys Cry.
A special screening of the film will take place on July 25 at the Mall of America Theaters.
Tickets are available online.
Boys Cry has been nominated for 11 awards at the African Oscars.
Celi Marie Dean was featured as one of 2013’s Rising Alumni.

FSoS Juyoung Jang hired at Rice University’s Chao Center for Asian Studies

JangJuyoungCongratulations to recent graduate Juyoung Jang who was hired as a post doctoral fellow at the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University beginning in August.
Jang earned a Ph.D. in Family Social Science this spring after completing her dissertation titled Potential Social Capital and Psychological Distress for Intermarried Persons.

FSoS alumnus William Allen elected 2013 NCFR board president

allen_williamCongratulations William D. Allen, Ph.D., for being elected to serve as board president of the National Council on Family Relations beginning November 2013.
William earned his doctorate from the Department of Family Social Science in 1997, and has taught at the University of Minnesota. He is the owner of Healing Bonds, a clinical and consulting service. Read more about William in this profile.