Family Health Working Group
Capable, responsive families are the bedrock of human health and development. Even as families’ structures and cultures are dramatically evolving around the world, families remain a fundamental influence on early and lifelong health. The family is the most fundamental unit of society.
Across many projects and throughout a number of courses, we help our students to understand:
- Current and evolving family structures and their impact on family processes
- How family structures and processes impact health along the lifecourse
- How the health of family members influences the family’s health and how family health influences individual health
- What the implications are for public health theory, practice and interventions
Current Family-Focused Courses
At least half of the courses in the Department include a significant focus on families, which is particularly highlighted in the core required courses of Lifecourse, Demographic Methods and Population.
In addition to the family focused courses listed below, a monthly Family Health Seminar and the potential to develop Special Studies coursework in families and public health are active aspects of the Department’s offerings on families.
Representative Family-Focused Activities in Each of the PFRH Tracks
Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CHAD)
The Child and Adolescent Health & Development (CHAD) track provides multidisciplinary training in the health and wellbeing of infants, children and adolescents within an ecological framework that highlights the proximal influences of families, schools and communities.
Reproductive, Perinatal, and Women’s Health Track
The Reproductive, Perinatal, and Woment's Health (RPWH) track has a holistic focus on women's and families' needs both domestically and internationally.
Population and Health Track
The Population and Health (PH) track is focused on issues highly relevant to families and their health, including demographic trends in family formation, family structures, and household constellations, employment effects on families, and the extension of life into older ages.
The PFRH Initiative on Families, Family Health and Public Health
The Family Initiative working group was convened by Dr. Robert Blum, and is chaired by Dr. Anne W. Riley, with Drs. Stan Becker, Jacinda Dariotis, M.E. Hughes, Henry Mosley, and Ali Crandall (student) as group members.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, the working group in collaboration with other departments and JHU schools will be:
- Enhancing family-oriented course offerings
- Conducting a monthly seminar series on “The Family in Public Health”
- Developing a hub for family-focused public health science and education
The Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health holds monthly family health seminars for faculty and students. These seminars include presentations by leaders in the field of family health, faculty and student discussion with family health researchers and practitioners, and faculty and student dialogues on family health research and practice.
Family Health Courses
PFRH Family Course
- 380.742.01: Family – Health, Public Health and Policy – Riley
- 380.767.01: Couples and Reproductive Health – Becker
- 380.655.01: Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility – Astone
- 380.850.01: Research Seminar in Population and Health - Canudas-Romo
- 380.600.01/81: Principles of Population Change - Astone
- 380.615.01: Application of Population Data for Policy and Practice – Robinson
- 380.720.01: Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond – Marcell/Sonenstein
- 380.623.01/81: Adolescent Health and Development – Blum
- 380.625.01: Attitudes, Programs, and Policies for Children with Special Health Care Needs – Minkovitz
- 380.667.01: Women’s Health Policy – Strobino
- 380.721.01: Schools and Health – DePinto
- 380.725.01: The Social Context of Adolescent Health and Development - Johnson
Other JHSPH Family Courses
- 415.651.01: Facilitating Family Adaptation to Loss and Disability II – Magyari
Other Family Courses at JHU Schools
School of Nursing Family Courses
- NR.110.411: Nursing the Childbearing Family – Ray/Warren/Jordan
- NR.110.493/593: Family Violence - Cambell
- NR.110.589: Human and Family Development through the Lifespan – Sharps/Flagg
JHU Department of Sociology Family Courses
- 230.614: Seminar on the Family – Cherlin
- 230.620 Seminar on Women and Work - McDonald
- 230.624 Educational Inequality & Social Context - DeLuca
JHU School of Education Family Courses
- ED.851.630: School, Family, and Community Collaboration for School Improvement I
- ED.851.631: School, Family, and Community Collaboration for School Improvement II
- ED.860.556: Adlerian Approaches to Counseling
- ED.860.594: Stress Management: Counseling Implications
- ED.860.615: Domestic Violence: Its Implications on Spouses and Children and Remediation Strategies for Mental Health Professionals
- ED.860.703: Using Family Counseling Strategies to Identify Strengths and Foster Resilience
- ED.860.705: Counseling Multiracial Couples and Families
- ED.860.709: Brief Approaches to Family Counseling: Applications of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
- ED.860.710: Sexuality and Intimacy in Couple and Family Counseling
- ED.863.603: Couple and Family Therapy (lab course)
- ED.863.663: Marriage and Family Therapy Assessment
- ED.863.718: Counseling Military Families
- ED.863.723: Narrative Therapy with Families
- ED.871.512: Collaborative Programming in Special Education
- ED.872.502: Instructional Program Planning and Methods: Birth-3 Yrs
- ED.880.615: Creating Family and Community Partnerships for Urban School Improvement