Building Family Strengths through International Family Studies Symposium

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Building Family Strengths


Building Family Strengths through International Family Studies:
A Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln April 29-30, 2016 Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.
UNL City Campus Union

Building Family Strengths through International Family Studies Symposium, a series which focuses research on families in the global context, evidence based practice/application and culturally responsive research methodology is seeking proposal submissions for its 2016 meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska April 29-30, 2016. Economic integration, advance in technology and communication, and social and political changes have challenged the boundary of the family, definition of family issues and the way we study about families in the past two decades. It has become a pressing need for understanding families, family strengths, and challenges, and other family issues in the global context.

The purposes of 2016 Building Family Strengths through International Family Studies Symposium in Lincoln are 1) Illuminate the importance of international family studies, 2) Further develop an understanding of what is meant by international family studies, 3) Advance the research and study of families from an international family studies perspective, and 4) Increase the numbers of researchers, scholars, and practitioners contributing to international family studies.

We will do this by:

  • Bringing together leading international family studies researchers and scholars to have conversations about IFS
  • Learn about the IFS research and practice initiatives happening around the world.

Registration closes April 15th.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Lina Kashyap

Professor and former Deputy Director
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai, India

Dr. Rosario Esteinou Madrid

Center for Research and Professional Studies in Social Anthropology
Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Alan Hayes

Professor and Director
Family Action Centre
University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr. Bahira Trask

Professor and Chair
Human Development and Family Studies
University of Delaware

Dr. Stephan M. Wilson

Professor and Dean
College of Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University

Guest Speaker:

Dr. John DeFrain

Professor Emeritus
Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln