Family and Communities

logo of three cartoon silhouettes holding handsOur researchers address critical issues facing families and communities, while promoting healthy human development and productive relationships. This work touches all of our lives. 

These discoveries are made possible through public and private investments, legislator support, multi-institutional partnerships, and the dedication of faculty and student scholars. 

Below, we showcase a fraction of our world-class research in the area of family and communities. You can also subscribe to our DISCOVER research newsletter to stay abreast of new developments in ACES research. 

Adolescent sleep problems linked with being bullied

Federal legalization of same-sex marriage improved life satisfaction, reduced emotional distress for individuals, study shows

Got a picky eater? How ‘nature and nurture’ may be influencing eating behavior in young children

Causes of childhood obesity complex, but families, media play key roles

What makes a community feel more tolerant or supportive for lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents?