Brigham Young University. Center for Studies of the Family

The Center for the Studies of the Family was established in 1990 as a part of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences to research and develop programs to strengthen families. Its name was changed to the Family Studies Center in 1998. Its directors included: Bruce A. Chadwick (1990-1996) and Alan J. Hawkins (1997-1998).


Established: 1990

Abolished: 1998

Location: Provo, Utah (1990-1998)


The Center researched the characteristics of a strong family, in its personal, social, and institutional contexts. It helped organizations design and implement programs to aid couples and individuals to strengthen families and prevent severe family problems, including family violence, child abuse and neglect, divorce, financial mismanagement, and substance abuse. It also discussed and developed public policies that strengthen families.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Center was run by a director under the direction of the dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (1990-1998)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Family Studies Center (1999)

Associated Archival Materials

Brigham Young University College of Family, Home and Social Sciences Records, 1952-1998 (UA 661, in Addendum: Box 58, Folder 5; Box 59, Folder 8; Box 65, Folder 4; Box 73, Folder 10; restricted)


Brigham Young University General Catalog 1990-1991: p. 290 (Bruce A. Chadwick)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1996-1997: p. 59-60 (director, functions, subordinate to College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1997-1998: via WWW, Jan. 28, 2011 (Alan J. Hawkins)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00009

Creator: CEL