Research on sibling, caregiver, and step-family dynamics
Join us on April 20 at 11:30 a.m. for the next Blue Plate Research, where we'll look at three common relationship types and share the latest discoveries from researchers in USU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies:
Dr. Elizabeth Fauth focuses primarily on caregiver relationships for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias, with emphases on the person receiving the care as well as the person giving it.
Dr. Brian Higginbotham explores the effectiveness of family life education programs that are intended, in part, for stepfamily relationships. These programs help individuals and families navigate periods of change in relationships.
Dr. Shawn Whiteman studies how sibling relationships and shared experiences affect individuals into adulthood, with a recent emphasis on the ways brothers and sisters influence each other's health risk behaviors, such as drug abuse.
While a source of joy for most, family relationships can often introduce stresses as well. Successfully managing relationships on an individual level is an important part of strengthening family units.
The event will feature a 20-minute video presentation that will give you an up-close look at the researchers, their work, and their findings. Then we will have a live panel session with the three presenters answering your questions.
Both parts of the event will be hosted in a Zoom meeting through a link that will be provided after you RSVP.
Presented by Utah State University and sponsored by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, Blue Plate Research is a new event series that is focused on sharing easy-to-understand well-being research with Utah health advocates, statewide stakeholders, and the public.