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