AU faculty member honored for initiative to strengthen families

AUBURN – Francesca Adler-Baeder of Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences recently received a Strengthening Alabama Families Award from the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative in Montgomery.

An associate professor of human development and family studies, Adler-Baeder was one of 15 individuals and organizations recognized for outstanding contributions and commitment to the goals of the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative.

Adler-Baeder was a leader in efforts at AU and statewide to establish the Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative, with organizational support from AU, the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama, 11 Family Resource Centers and Mental Health Centers. The initiative provides educational support, resources and services to develop improved methods of reducing family strife and dysfunction.