Jodi Dworkin’s research and outreach focuses on risk-taking among adolescents and college students, promoting positive family development, parenting adolescents and college students, and the role of technology in these relationships. A critical piece of her work is developing research-based outreach services to promote positive family development.
Parenting College Students: When your child goes to college
This website provides research-based comprehensive resources to parents of college students to support and empower successful transitions to college, increasing responsibility, and good decision-making skills.
A collaborative project designed to gain a better understanding of the ways in which, and the reasons that parents use technology; and to better understand the outcomes from parents’ use of technology.
A collaboration between the University of MN, Kentucky State University, and Tennessee State University, U Connect uses a three state model to address the critical concerns of middle school-aged children in historically vulnerable and marginalized populations.
Families with Teens
The Families with Teens program helps parents meet the challenges of raising teens. There are resources for parents and professionals (in English and Spanish) designed to build family strengths and more confident parenting, including better family communication and decision-making, and parent-teen relationships.
Seminar for Parents: Alcohol Use on Campus
Free online course designed to provide parents of college students with information about alcohol use, and provide tools to support and empower successful transitions to college, increasing responsibility, and good decision-making skills.
Seminar for Parents: Finances
Free online course for parents to understand how to talk with their college student children about making responsible decisions when it comes to managing their finances.