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Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member named co-recipient of national award

Ted Futris

Ted Futris, an associate professor in the human development and family science department of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, is the co-recipient of the Margaret E. Arcus Outstanding Family Life Educator Award, along with his colleague Francesca Adler-Baeder of Auburn University.

The award, sponsored by The National Council on Family Relations, aims to “encourage a tradition of excellence and scholarship by recognizing family life education scholars and practitioners who advance the field and increase the visibility and credibility of family life education scholarship and practice.”

Elevate is one of the curricula that the two have worked together to develop. This unique program aims to help couples strengthen their relationships through a curriculum that “blends practical skills with an understanding of the physiology of human interaction to enhance healthy relationship knowledge and skills.”

In addition to the work being done with adult couples and parents, Futris leads grants designed to assist at-risk youth through UGA Cooperative Extension.