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12th Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) conference
This conference discusses cutting-edge research findings, policy priorities and topical issues important to family wellbeing in Australia.
The program will focus on a variety of issues relating to families, such as:
- family formation, developmental stages, and transition points across the life course
- family functioning and diversity
- social and economic participation of families
- trajectories of families and points of service system intervention - particularly for vulnerable families
- family law and family relationships
- prevention and responses to violence, abuse, and neglect
- Willem Adema - currently leads a team of analysts of Family and Children policies and is responsible for the on-line OECD Family database and the Doing Better for Families Policy publication (April 2011). Working with colleagues across the OECD he is project manager of the OECD Gender Initiative and his other responsibilities include the OECD Social Expenditure database and a labour market and social policy review of Russia.
- Laura Lein, Ph.D. - was appointed Dean and Katherine Reebel Collegiate Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan in 2009, as well as Professor in the Department of Anthropology. She came to Michigan from the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work where she taught for 24 years.
- Patrick Parkinson AM - teaches in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. He is the current President of the International Society of Family Law
This conference is for researchers, policy makers and service providers working with families - parents, children, young people and senior family members.
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