Center for Children and Families Across Cultures


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Our Mission

The Center for Children and Families Across Cultures (CFAC) is the first center designed to foster research, outreach, and training activities that further our understanding of children and families from different cultures. The center will be a venue for multidisciplinary, collaborative efforts that bring together interested scholars focused on studying children and families of diverse backgrounds within the U.S. and across nations. A central tenet of CFAC is a strengths-based, positive development approach to developing models, conducting research, and providing outreach that benefit such populations.

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How Did I Get Here: My Journey to Developmental Science
Society for Research in Child Development – 1/10/20

Boys who are bullied online may have more risky sex
Science Discoveries – 1/6/20

Recent Publications

  • Carlos Chavez, F. L. International Migration and Transitions to Adulthood: Health and Developmental Implications among Migrant Youth in U.S. Agriculture. 2019 HES FacultyGrant Writing Institute. College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia.
  • Fincham, F. D., May, R. W., Carlos Chavez, F. L. (2019). Does being religious lead to greater self-forgiveness? The Journal of Positive Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2019.1615109