Mission of the Center

The mission of the Center for Research on Rural Families and Communities is to serve as a change agent in doing work to promote the well-being of families and youth residing in rural communities. 

Research Goals

We aim to fulfill this mission by:  

►  Collaborating with community stakeholders to develop and conduct research of benefit to the rural families and youth residing in    
      rural communities

►  Designing and implementing preventive interventions to promote positive development, adjustment, and adaptation of youth, 
      parents, and communities

►  Implementing preventive intervention efficacy trials and disseminating effective interventions in rural community settings

►  Conducting empirical studies to advance knowledge about the significance of contextual processes, e.g., social, economic, 
      environmental, and rural culture to rural health disparities

►  Informing effective policy intervention