Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Families

A new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs may help Wisconsin prevent more cases of child abuse by detecting patterns associated with cases returning to the system after initially being screened out.

Alum John Tuohy is helping county officials around Wisconsin improve child welfare services.

How the brain reflects parents' socioeconomic status and the consequences for schooling attainment is the subject of a talk on Thursday, October 9, by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe at 12:15 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

A new analysis by La Follette School students identifies factors associated with the risk of homeless among young adults exiting Wisconsin’s foster care system.

Partners in a spousal relationship share a greater degree of genetic similarity than do randomly selected, non-coupled pairs of individuals, according to a new study co-authored by La Follette School professor Jason Fletcher.

2000 alum Jessica Berger Gross' latest book made it to #5 on the Wall Street Journal's bestseller list in January.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

2004 alum has second son

2004 alum Lindsay (Nyland) Blumer gave birth to her second son, Dashiell, in March.
The mental health effects of unwanted births will be discussed by sociologist Pamela Herd at the La Follette School seminar at noon, Tuesday, April 1, in the school conference room.
President Barack Obama has nominated La Follette School professor Maria Cancian for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
La Follette School alum Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families will be the first speaker for the spring Policy and a Pint from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
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