ISU-CSRU contract team: bowling and team building!

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Team building activities come in many forms, this time is was through bowling! The ISU-CSRU contract team got together for some holiday fun at Perfect Games in Ames! Cheering and laughter were abundant! Marc Shoemaker had the highest score (149).

CWRTP staff on 2020 P&S conference committee

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conference committee
The committee coordinating the 2020 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development conference includes three staff from CWRTP. Paula Burns, Jo Ann Lee and Kate Goudy are members of a 10-person committee that coordinates all the details for this February conference that provides personal and professional development to 400 plus P&S employees. Being part of the planning committee is a great opportunity for them to build their leadership and communication skills as well as collaborate with other P&S employees within the ISU community.

CWRTP Coordinates Domestic Violence Training for CSRU Workers

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One out of three women and one in four men have experienced some form of domestic violence. Nine out of ten victims say they would like to pursue child support, if they could do so safely. So, how can child support workers get victims the help they need while ensuring their safety? CWRTP teamed up with Iowa’s Child Support Recovery Unit and the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence to teach over 300 child support workers how.

HDFS Poster Symposium-Fall 2019

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2019 Fall
On December 4, 2019, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies held its Fall Research Poster Session. CWRTP Graduate Assistants presented their research from the 2019 Fall semester. Below is a list of posters and pictures from the event.

Maneesha Gammana Liyanage Defends Research

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CWRTP Graduate Research Assistant Maneesha Gammana Liyanage defended her research: Creating a sense of belonging as a transnational family: A qualitative study of student visa-holding families in the United States. Maneesha graduates with her Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and will work for the CWRTP for the next year. Congratulations, Manseesha, and thank you for your hard work!

2019 ISU-CRSU Contract Team Retreat

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ISU-CSRU contract team
The ISU-CSRU contract team got together at the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge on November 12 for a retreat. Team members learned about their personality types and ways to successfully interact with co-workers through activities and discussion. The ISU-CSRU contract team consists of 16 individuals with varied positions in three office locations. Opportunities for team building are integral to the success of this team.

PIAL in Washington: Part 2-WSCADV

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Jo Ann Lee and Maneesha Gammana-Liyanage from Parenting: It’s a Life (PIAL) spent the second part of their Washington adventure with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). They saw their trip as an opportunity to meet with WSCADV, who originally developed the teen dating violence simulation PIAL utilizes called In Their Shoes.

PIAL in Washington: Part 1-WICSEC

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The Parenting: It’s A Life (PIAL) team responded to two great opportunities in Washington state in October at the Western Intergovernmental Child Support Engagement Council (WICSEC) and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), which will be discussed in part two. Program Coordinator Jo Ann Lee and graduate student Maneesha Gammana-Liyanage made the trip together. Gammana-Liyanage reflected, “[Washington] is such a beautiful place. It’s got the best of everything: oceans, mountains, waterfalls, busy cities, and charming countryside.”