August 18, 2017

Center for Families will sponsor symposium on ‘Status of Indiana Families’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Center for Families will sponsor a symposium titled “Status of Indiana Families: Issues and Answers” on Oct. 19 in Indianapolis.

The symposium will address some of the issues Indiana families face every day and present tools to navigate these challenges. The symposium will also provide insight into critical issues facing Indiana families, from infants and children to the aging and elderly. Topics include issues of military families, low-income families seeking higher education, low-income single moms, and issues of rural and urban families.

Chuck Underwood, author of “The General Imperative” and “America’s Generations in the Workplace, Marketplace and Living Room,” will be the keynote speaker. Underwood is one of the pioneers in the field of generational study. The principles he established over the past 25 years, through research and work with clients, are now a permanent part of the discipline.

Other speakers will include researchers from Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Marian University, Purdue University and Sagamore Institute.

The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Community College Conference Center at 2820 N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis. The cost of the symposium is $50. Lunch is included. Online registration can be found here. Registration deadline is Oct. 9.

The Center for Families at Purdue University was established within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The center collaborates with professionals, policymakers, corporations and more to integrate outreach, teaching and research activities that support families. 

Writer: Kelsey Schnieders, kschnied@purdue.edu 

Source: Kate Kester, assistant director of the Center for Families at Purdue University, kkester@purdue.edu

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