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Family support: The time has come

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9th Biennial National Conference<return>Family Support America




NEW EVIDENCE: evaluation, research, best practices, mapping, outcomes, effective program attributes

NEW STRATEGIES: financing, shared leadership, comprehensive community building, community child protection, collaboratives/devolution, early childhood

NEW SOCIETY: cultural and ethnic diversity, fathering & mothering, adoptive families, blended families, gay & lesbian families, kinship care, community reintegration, seniors, immigrants, youth

NEW MOMENTUM: public policy, advocacy, faith-based programming, community initiatives, cultural strategies, family support at work

NEW IDEA - TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: creative writing, personality & leadership, meditation, stress & anger management, wellness center

Monday, April 22, 2001 - Pre-Conference Day
- All-day training institutes
- Membership meeting
- 21st Birthday Celebration Dinner*

Tuesday, April 23, 2001
- Morning keynote: Family Support - A lifelong commitment
- Morning and afternoon workshops
- Kathleen McDonald Memorial work and Family Awards Luncheon
- Exhibitors reception
- Choice of Second City Improv* or storytelling evening at hotel

Wednesday, April 24, 2002
- Morning keynote: Making connections for strong families and neighborhoods
- Tours of Family Support programs*
- Morning and afternoon workshops
- Keynote luncheon: Social Justice and Human Rights
- Choice of boat tour* or international party at hotel

Thursday, April 25, 2002
Theme: Family Support in these times
- Morning keynote: Family support and the national crisis
- Morning and afternoon workshops
- Afternoon keynote and boxed lunch: Changing Demographics - New (and old) Americans

Post-conference meeting: International Family Support and Orphans and Unaccompanied Children

* optional event - additional charge

Conference topics:
- Schools
- Early childhood
- Child protection
- Public policy
- Quality practice
- Parent education
- Shared leadership
- Cultural identity
- Community economic development
- Fatherhood

Please visit the Family Support web site for more details.

Advanced registration (by January 31, 2002): $395US members, $495US non-members

Contact name: 
Family Support America
Contact phone: 
(312) 338-0900
Contact fax: 
(312) 338-1522
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