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Introducing ICDFR’s First Mondays Blog Series

The Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR) is excited to introduce its new blog - First Mondays - dedicated to sharing insights related to child development, parenting, family relationships, and the wide array of family issues. Beginning Monday May 5th, with new blogs appearing on the first Monday of every month, the ICDFR’s First Mondays series will feature blogs from experts in the field who share interesting and applicable ideas around family topics, all of which are based on cutting edge research and practical experiences. The ICDFR is committed to being a resource for parents and families in the inland region as well as for those professionals who provide child and family services. We hope you become a regular reader of First Mondays and come to use it as a valuable source of new and exciting insights into child development and family relations.

To learn more about the ICDFR and its activities, please visit our webpage. Each new First Mondays blog will be posted on our main page and is available at

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The Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR) would like to invite you to join our new Listserv!

Periodically, the Institute holds events, workshops, and conferences on various topics related to the development of children and their families. Most often, these events are FREE and open to the public. Signing up for the ICDFR Listserv will allow us to contact you with information regarding these events. Additionally, on occasion, you may receive resources and articles that support the topic of any upcoming event.

If you are interested in receiving flyers for upcoming events, educational articles, or free resources, please join by contacting us at with your name and e-mail address. You may unsubscribe at any time. 

Institute Library

The Institute office houses a library of resources available for check out. These resources include modern and classic articles, pamphlets, books, and DVD’s on a number of topics related to child and family development.

These topics include:

  • Infant, Child, Adolescent, Human and Lifespan Development
  • Family, Parenting and Teaching
  • Theory, Research and Stats
  • Professional Journals and Textbook References
  • Students and graduates
  • DVD's (Including our events)

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