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Policy Institute for
Family Impact Seminars

UW-Madison/Extension
Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Drive
Madison WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-2353
Fax: 608-265-6048
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?

  • Child Abuse and Exploitation/Family, School, and Community Violence (11)
  • Child Care and Early Education/After School Programs (13)
  • Families and K-12 Education/Dropout Prevention (24)
  • Child and Family Health (35)
  • Family Poverty (22)
  • Foster Care/Family Services/Military Families (16)
  • Juvenile Crime/Corrections Policy (17)
  • Strengthening Families/Parenting (13)
  • Teen Pregnancy (9)
  • Aging and Long-Term Care (9)
  • Family Economic Security/Jobs/State Economic Growth (21)

The briefing reports on each of these topics summarize high-quality research on the issue and discuss the implications for state policy.

Who conducts the Seminars?

How can my organization apply to be a Family Impact Seminar state site?

If you have trouble accessing this page, require this information in an alternative format, or wish to request a reasonable accommodation because of a disability contact Jennifer Seubert at info@familyimpactseminars.org or 608-263-2353.

Wisconsin capitol photo courtesy of Jeff Miller, UW-Madison University Communications, 2002.