Category: Relationships & Family

UF relationship expert offers superhuman advice for power couples for Valentine’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the world of comic books, Storm has got it going on. She’s led the X-Men, controls the weather at will, and is considered one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe. Despite… Read More

UF expert: Military families can thrive with communication, respect

ORLANDO, Fla. – This Valentine’s Day, Mark and Kimberly Brooks  will look fondly back at 35 years of marriage, with most of those years spent moving around the globe to different military bases. Mark, who retired from the… Read More

UF expert: Are you ready to get engaged during the holidays?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cooler weather, twinkling lights and presents under a tree can mean only one thing to those in love: It’s the holiday season and maybe, just maybe, the perfect time to put a ring on it…. Read More

UF expert: Six ways to counter holiday stress

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Does just thinking about the holidays stress you out? You’re not alone, says a human development expert with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “The holidays are supposed to be about… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension steps up to feed hungry children, babies in southwest Florida

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  BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Laurie Hurner could hear the children and babies crying in hunger in her sleep. The University of Florida IFAS Extension Highlands County director knew she had to feed children left hungry by Hurricane Irma,… Read More

UF expert offers tips on tending to mental health after a hurricane

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While residents are cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, and many are still without electricity and clean water, it is not unexpected that some are starting to show symptoms of stress. Heidi Radunovich, a psychologist… Read More

Mental health resources for children after a hurricane

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Parenting after a natural disaster (UF/IFAS Extension document) Parent handout related to children after disasters Working with children after traumatic events: http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/storm/StormresourcesFiles/resourceFile_59.pdf http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/storm/StormresourcesFiles/resourceFile_60.pdf http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/storm/StormresourcesFiles/resourceFile_64.pdf Children’s book about being afraid Video of a book from LSU to help prepare… Read More