The latest research on family studies has provided great resources for the ways family members can support and nurture each other. There are also some new recommendations on how organizations can become more effective when assisting parents and legal guardians. Here are some of the latest findings (pdf).

Opportunities for Graduate Students

students and professors posing for pictureThe Poverty, Family and Trauma Research Center is providing opportunities for graduate students and professors to affiliate with the center, conduct research and publish. In 2023, a group of students from the Master of Science in Community Counseling program (Trixi Asher, Chris Harrison, and Shannon Smith), along with PhD student Erika DuBose from the University of Oklahoma, and led by professor Felipe Oyarzo, conducted the quantitative investigation OECD countries’ main contributors to families emerging above the poverty line, which will be published by an international peer-reviewed scientific journal.


We recently provided training to The Parent Child Center in Tulsa about the latest research in fatherhood studies. Our professors offered key insight to the professionals in charge of the new fatherhood program implemented by this agency.