|Using Research to Build Better Public Policy for Families|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is family policy?
What is a family impact lens in policymaking?
Why do we need a family impact lens in policymaking?
What is a family impact analysis?
What are Family Impact Seminars?
What makes the Family Impact Seminars unique?
Do Family Impact Seminars work?
What do participants say about Family Impact Seminars?
When did the Seminars start?
Which states are conducting Family Impact Seminars?
What issues have been covered?
Who conducts the Seminars?
The Family Impact Seminars are most commonly sponsored by universities and the Cooperative Extension Service, but other sponsors include a state library and a state consortium of universities and family-serving organizations. At universities, the seminars are housed in the Cooperative Extension Service, family studies departments, family or policy institutes, or public policy schools. Each sponsor secures funding to support the seminars from sources such as private foundations, state government, universities, and family-serving organizations. The host institution often provides seed money and administrative support, as well as in-kind contributions of the time of the Seminar director(s) and staff or graduate students.
How can my organization apply to be a Family Impact Seminar state site?
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