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The College of Health and Human Development recognizes the 2017-18 Teaching Excellence Award recipients.


Steffany Fredman, assistant professor of human development and family studies, is leading treatment interventions for military personnel and veterans with PTSD and their families, with the goal of determining if the interventions are effective at treating PTSD and improving family relationships.


Steffany Fredman, assistant professor of human development and family studies, is leading treatment interventions for military personnel and veterans with PTSD and their families, with the goal of determining if the interventions are effective at treating PTSD and improving family relationships.


Promoting the rights of children and having some fun at the same time is the goal of the Universal Children’s Day celebration at Penn State York.


Americans largely agree on what makes people feel loved, according to researchers. In the United States, people find small gestures like showing compassion or snuggling with a child as the most loving, while controlling behaviors are seen as the least loving.


The impacts of new technology on relationships and family dynamics was the focus the of the 25th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues, held recently at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.


At University Park and around the world, Penn State students are actively involved in research that supports health and human development.


Penn State researchers have found that teens who are sensation seekers -- people who seek out new and intense experiences -- may be more likely to smoke cigarettes.


David and Rita Kiser created the David M. and Rita C. Kiser Scholarship with the hope that future Penn State graduates will have a positive impact on others, in their chosen careers and in life. The Kisers, both Penn State alumni, are participating in the University's new First-Time Endowed Scholarship Donor Matching Program, a featured giving opportunity of the University-wide fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."


The College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society will honor its 2017 award winners during the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Board Awards Dinner.


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