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Oct 12, 2020

‘The Best Decision’

With experience earning an undergraduate degree in animal science, working with students in the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, and teaching others how to garden, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Tiayonna Liska has a versatile skill set that she’s putting to use as a young entrepreneur. From an early age, Liska envisioned… 

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Sep 28, 2020

Should I Send My Kids Trick-Or-Treating This Year?

The kids are begging to partake in one of their favorite holiday traditions of the year - trick-or-treating! But we are still deep in the global pandemic. So do we skip the door-to-door candy festivities this year or is there a safe way to trick-or-treat? Dr. Benjamin Chapman, a professor and food safety extension specialist provides recommendations. 

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Sep 24, 2020

September YFCS Blog: Celebrating Successes in the Walk with Faithful Families Virtual Walking Challenge

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. The latest post highlights the Faithful Families walking challenge held virtually this summer. 

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Aug 26, 2020

Allen Named Associate Director for Academic Programs

The youth, family and community sciences professor will coordinate student success programs, lead graduate programs and manage distance education, summer school and non-credit course programs. 

Aug 24, 2020

YFCS August Blog: Police Engagement Among Individuals with Developmental Differences

Emily Ragland, an alum of the online Master of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program and owner and founder of communiTEAM LLC, shares her perspective in the latest YFCS blog. 

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Aug 13, 2020

Mental Health and the Pandemic: A Professor’s Struggle with Bulimia

The COVID-19 pandemic has created hardship and stress for many. Immediately we think about the number of jobs lost and not necessarily mental health. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, an associate professor & extension specialist, shares her struggle with bulimia. 

A drawing of a woman's face, leaves and flower buds.

Aug 13, 2020

Mental Health and the Pandemic: A Professor’s Struggle with Bulimia

The COVID-19 pandemic has created hardship and stress for many people around the world. Immediately we think about all the jobs lost and the troubled economy. But for some, the hardship is internal. For Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agriculture & Human Sciences, her battle is with bulimia.… 

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Aug 4, 2020

More Inclusive Practices and Racial Justice Initiatives

Our faculty are responding to racial injustices in the US by modifying teaching policies and practices, updating research efforts in the name of social justice and creating and sharing resources that share the voices of BIPOC through various platforms and collaborations. 

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Jul 22, 2020

YFCS July Blog: We Need to Talk

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. The latest post is written by current YFCS master’s student Rhonda Peters. 

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Jul 17, 2020

Deconstructing Early Childhood Racism and Inequity

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) is one of the less well-known degree programs at NC State, but the research and outreach it provides is invaluable. Ebonyse Mead, both a former student and lecturer of the program, has had an impactful tenure in advocating for disadvantaged children.