Dr Shelley McDermid Wadsworth and the team at the Military Family Research Institute and the Center for Families at Purdue University have been working on a new Family Resilience initiative that has now launched to help families during the COVID19 pandemic.

The Families Tackling Tough Times Together program is designed to support families as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Guided by scientific evidence about family resilience, the “pop-up” program is being developed by Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) along with contributing partners from Purdue and beyond with the aim of helping families strengthen their resilience while they cope with the crisis.

Under the program Families are invited to join a public Facebook group where they will find materials and activities tied to a specific aspect of resilience.  All materials are carefully vetted and include engaging and fun activities that fit easily into daily life.  Families with children, youth, young adults and older adults will find materials tailored for them.  Additional features include podcasts with experts, live events and community engagement activities. All are welcome and military families are especially welcome.

Find out more about this initiative here.