Stardust Intergenerational Family Project
Mar 6th, 2008
Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D.
Professor, Counseling Psychology Program, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education
Deputy Vice President / University Dean of Student Affairs
Arizona State University
Recipient of Stardust Center Seed Grant, 2006-2007
The Stardust Intergenerational Family Project was a research study undertaken by a Counseling Psychology research team at Arizona State University under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Arredondo. The purpose of the project was twofold.
First, researchers examined the healthcare practices, educational values and aspirations, spirituality, quality of life, family relationships and values, and overall well-being of families living in South Ranch II, a community of 195 homes developed by Valley of the Sun Habitat for Humanity nearly ten years ago.
The second purpose was to create a directory of trades and services of families living in the community. In order to accomplish these goals, the research team partnered with the Home Owners Association at South Ranch II as well as the staff of the Stardust House, the community center at South Ranch II.