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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 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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Latest News

Human Ecology undergraduate students attend National Conference
Thursday, December 14th, 2017

NCFR pictureThe National Council on Family Relations annual conference was held November 14th-18th in Orlando, Florida. Four undergraduates from the college of Human Ecology, Kristen Krueger, Bo Steele, Meghan Dyster, and Mollie Reves, participated in a research project regarding Down syndrome with Briana S. Nelson Goff, professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services. The undergraduates […]

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K-State professor co-edits book on intellectual and developmental disabilities
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Dr. Briana S. Nelson Goff, professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, recently published the book “Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Roadmap for Families and Professionals.” Her co-editor is Dr. Nicole Piland Springer, Texas Tech University. Published by Routledge, “Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” provides a unique contribution not currently available in the […]

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