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  • Families with a team mindset strengthened their bonds during COVID-19 pandemic

    Photo of human development and family studies professor Allen W. Barton

    A key difference between families whose relationships improved during the pandemic and those whose functioning worsened was family members’ mindset that they were part of a team working for their collective benefit, according to a study led by Allen W. Barton, a professor of human development and family studies and an Extension specialist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Allen W. Barton, call 217-244-2009; email

    The paper “Family resiliency in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic: A latent profile analysis” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12929