What we do at FARR-net requires a connection with the community around us. Our research is just part of what we do. We also believe that we can educate others with our findings.

We are excited to work with schools, organizations, and educators looking for ways their members can speak with youth, families, or education groups about how relationships influence us across the lifespan.

If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact us by emailing Dr. Nicole Campione-Barr at campionebarrn@missouri.edu.

Recent and ongoing outreach efforts

Our faculty and doctoral candidates lead outreach efforts of all kinds. Take a look at some of the most current projects.

  • Dr. Kale Monk is a regular contributor to Relevate, a website dedicated to making relationships-based research more publicly available and accessible.

  • Several of our members, particularly those based in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at MU, are engaged in a wide variety of Centers with the goal of outreach to Missouri families.

  • Dr. Colleen Colaner provides classes and workshops for parents interested in learning more about emotion coaching with children, Bringing Baby Home, and family communication.

  • Doctoral candidate Nanxi Xu recently published a policy brief on “COVID-19, In-person Schooling, & Children’s Mental Health” as part of her role as a MOST Policy Initiative fellow.

  • Dr. Christi Bergin and colleagues contributed to an article in Principal magazine on the “The Pros of Prosocial” regarding the benefits of positive behaviors on students’ well-being and achievement.