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Greetings from the Frances McClelland Institute, 

We have several exciting updates to share with you all including past and upcoming events and new research from the Institute!

We've already hosted several Turbeville Speaker Series this Fall. We kicked off our Turbeville Speaker Series in September with Dr. Sam Steen from the University of Arizona, College of Education. Dr. Steen presented his research entitled "Professional School Counselors and Group Work: The Missing Link in Educational Reform." We continued our Turbeville Speaker Series with a presentation from Dr. Sabrina Helm from the Univeristy of Arizona, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Dr. Helm presented her research entitled "Consumer Mindfulness as a Pathway to Decrease Overconsumption." And lastly, Dr. Kory Floyd from the University of Arizona, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, presented his research entitled "The Importance of Being Prosocial" in last week's series. In case you missed any of the Turbeville Speaker Series, you can watch their presentations by clicking here.

Our next Turbeville Speaker Series is on Friday, December 1, from 1:15pm-2:30pm in McClelland Park 402. Dr. Eleanor Seaton from Arizona State University, Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics will be presenting her research entitled "Racial Discrimination Experiences among Black Youth." We hope to see you all there!

At the beginning of October FMI hosted the Analyzing Longitudinal Data Using Multi-Level Modeling statistics workshop led by Dr. Ryan Walters from Creighton University. We had 59 faculty, post-docs, and graduate students from across the state participate in the day long workshop. We are looking forward to our next advanced methods workshop next semester!
Above: Pictures from the advanced methods workshop featuring Cathy Gastelum, Program Coordinator for ASPIRE and Ali Tsosie, FMI Student Worker.

The first ever Frances McClelland Vision Award Ceremony took place on October 26th and it was a great success! These Awards were established to recognize Frances McClelland’s lifetime commitment to improve the lives of people in Southern Arizona and the world.  It was an inspiring evening celebrating Frances McClelland's legacy and honoring incredible and hardworking individuals who are working towards creating a better world for children, youth and families. FMI honored the following individuals at the ceremony:
  • The Frances McClelland Vision Award
    • Edie Auslander, Development Consultant for the University of Arizona Foundation, Executive Office
  • The Frances McClelland Community Practitioner Award
    • Laura Coleman, Work Site Coordinator at DK Advocates (DKA)
  • The Frances McClelland Partnership Award
    • Marisol Flores-Aguirre, Executive Director of the YWCA Microbusiness Advancement Center
  • The Frances McClelland Youth Award
    • Patrick Robles from Sunnyside High School
    • Madeline Jeans from Pima Community College
Congratulations to all of the Frances McClelland Vision Award honorees!
Above: Pictures from the Frances McClelland Vision Award Ceremony. Bottom Right: Vision Award Recipient, Edie Auslander, and Dr. Shirley Jo Taylor.
We would also like to congratulate Dr. Shirley Jo Taylor who was recognized by the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Council of Alumni and Friends at their annual Homecoming luncheon for her contributions to both the Norton School and Cooperative Extension. Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!

Once again, thank you for your continuous support of the Institute. Stay in touch with us by following FMI on Facebook, Twitter, and our LinkedIn page for updates about the Institute.
In Partnership,

   Andrea Romero, Ph.D.
 Fitch Nesbitt Professor
Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families
   Family Studies & Human Development
Research from the Institute

Dr. Katie Zeiders, Assistant Professor and Co-chair of the Latino Families Consortium, recently had an article entitled "Discrimination and Ethnic–Racial Identity: Understanding Direction of Effects Using Within- and Between-Person Analyses" published in the Child Development Journal.

To read the article, click here.

Olena Kopystynska, a Family Studies and Human Development graduate student in the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, and co-authors and Dr. Melissa Barnett, chair of the Early Relationships and Children’s Development Initiative, and Dr. Melissa Curran were recently mentioned in the UA news!

Check out the story here.


Dr. Jennifer Mortensen, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni, and Dr. Melissa Barnett, chair of the Early Relationships and Children’s Development Initiative, recently had an article entitled "Emotion Regulation, Harsh Parenting, and Teacher Sensitivity Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Toddlers in Child Care" published in the Journal for Early Education and Development.

To read the article, click here.


Dr. Katie Paschall, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni and co-authors Dr. Melissa Barnett, chair of the Early Relationships and Children’s Development Initiative, Dr. Ann Mastergeorge, and Dr. Jenniifer Mortensen, recently had an article entitled "Family Conflict Moderates Early Parent-Child Behavioral Transactions" published in the Infant Mental Health Journal.

To read the article, click here

Upcoming Events from the Institute
Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Community Conversation with the YWCA of Southern Arizona and City High School: Supporting Transgender Youth in Our Schools with Dr. Russell Toomey and panelists

6:00pm-8:00pm, 525 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85745
Friday, December 1, 2017

Turbeville Speaker Series: Eleanor Seaton, Ph.D.,
Arizona State University, Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics                
“Racial Discrimination Experiences among Black Youth”
1:15 pm-2:30 pm, McClelland Park RM 402
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Questions? Contact FMI Program Coordinator, Feliz Baca, at 520.621.8067 or email

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