Penn State's 26th Annual Symposium on Family Issues

Save the date for Penn State's 26th Annual Symposium on Family Issues: "Rural Families and Communities"
When Oct 22, 2018 12:00 AM to
Oct 23, 2018 12:00 AM
Where State College, PA
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Rural Families and Communities

The landscape for family life is ever changing. The strategies needed to maintain family economic stability, health and general well-being vary across space and place. Although the rural-urban divide is often portrayed as the most important geographic distinction, there is tremendous diversity across rural communities. Families in rural areas come from diverse backgrounds, and communities vary in the degree to which they can support healthy families and child well-being. The 2018 National Symposium on Family Issues will focus on the challenges facing families in rural areas and the unique strategies invoked by families in rural areas today.

Featured Topics:

  • What are the family roles, relationships and development pathways unique to those in rural areas?
  • How do the conditions of work and family life in rural communities impact well-being?
  • What are the current economic and health challenges facing families across diverse rural areas?

Visit our website for more information and to register. The Symposium is open to everyone but registration is required.

 The Symposium on Family Issues is supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R13 HD048150).

Sponsored by: Department of Sociology & Criminology; Social Science Research Institute; Population Research Institute;  Clinical & Translational Science Institute; Department of Human Development & Family Studies; Department of Psychology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, & Education; Prevention Research Center; and Child Study Center.

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