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USA: Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Clemson University

The Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life focuses on the ties between families and communities, at neighborhood to global level.  We are particularly interested in the everyday experiences of children, youth, and adults in neighborhood institutions, such as schools, workplaces, religious organizations, civic groups, and courts. We seek to provide the knowledge necessary to enable these institutions to ensure respect for individual dignity, enhance "natural" social assistance, build a sense of community, promote civic participation, and foster family and neighborhood responsibility.  

The Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life

Examples of research projects:

1. Strong communities for children: Community-wide primary prevention of child maltreatment.
2. Building dreams: Innovation in support for families of prisoners
3. Indicators of child participation
4. Children's participation in religious life
5. Doctoral education in international family and community life, with development of related centers in the Czech Republic, the Dominican republic, and the southern Balkans


Contact Details:

Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Clemson University

2073 Barre Hall

Clemson, SC  29634



Phone: 864.656.6746
Fax: 864.656.6281

Director:   Jim McDonell
E-mail:   JMCDNLL [at]
Tel:   +1 864 656 6746
Fax:   +1 864 656 6281

Tags: ["Neighbourhood Life", "prevention", "Humanitarian assistance", "Child neglect", "Children and Culture", "Children and Education", "Children and Health", "Children and Violence", "Child poverty", "Children's rights", "Children's well-being", "Child participation", "Child development", "Children and the law", "Children in care", "fostering and adoption", "Child research methodology development", "Early childhood", "Environment and habitat", "Family related issues", "Gender issues", "Minority children", "Public policy towards/for children", "Refugee and unaccompanied children", "Sexual exploitation of children", "Social exclusion and marginalisation", "Social services towards children", "Youth issues", "Religion and spirituality", "Mental health", "HIV/AIDS", "Child psychology", "Globalisation", "Nutrition", "Children and economy", "Mothers and babies in prison", "Indicators", "Research Ethics", "Children in conflict with the law", "Armed conflict", "Discrimination", "Migration"]
Published July 14, 2008 10:28 AM - Last modified Aug. 5, 2015 5:33 PM