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School of Family Studies and Human Services

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The School of Family Studies and Human Services is dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. We do this through research, teaching, engagement, outreach, service, and clinical intervention. Our faculty of nationally and internationally recognized scholars and educators provide learning experiences for developmentally informed practitioners, researchers, and educators to serve Kansas, the nation, and the world.

Our classrooms and laboratories can be found across five buildings on the Manhattan campus, at Kansas State Polytechnic and reach across the world through Global Campus. Our faculty, staff and supervised student specialists provide direct services and outreach to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families through K-State Research and Extension, Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Center, the Speech and Hearing Center, the Family Center, the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, a Financial Therapy clinic and a Riley-Geary Counties Domestic Mediation Services.

We offer exciting programs via traditional and distance education formats that address human needs through a holistic approach. Come for a campus visit. Stay for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Earn a graduate certificate to enhance your skills. Develop a career devoted to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families.

We welcome you to the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

Dorothy B. Durband, Ph.D.
Professor and School Director
dottie@k-state.edu

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Mitzi Lauderdale awarded grant from Social Security Administration
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Mitzi Lauderdale, doctoral student in personal financial planning, has been awarded a grant from The Social Security Administration’s Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. Lauderdale’s project, titled Work transitions among Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients nearing retirement: Employer accommodations, private insurance, and individuals with […]

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Jurich Lecture on Social Justice to be held Sept 15 in Wildcat Chamber
Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Couple and Family Therapy Program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, is pleased to welcome Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD,LMFT to campus Friday, Sept 15 for the annual Jurich Lecture Series. Knudson-Martin will present Power in Relationships: Why it Matters-Bridging Social Context, Emotion and Couple Interaction at 2:30 p.m. […]

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