Consistent with our mission to support the build the capacity of human services professionals and organizations by disseminating knowledge that leads to greater understanding of
social issues, the Institute for Families has hosted a number of symposium. Follow the links below to learn more.
Changing the Story: Bold Solutions to Helping Youth Find Jobs, Open Pathways to Education, and Develop Life-Long Self-Sufficiency
Many young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are struggling in today's
economic climate. These disconnected youth, may of whom are high school
dropouts, are experiencing a nationwide unemployment rate of some 29%. In
addition, education is a way out but significant barriers exist.
More than 400 social workers participated in this symposium which sought to generate bold solutions through a positive dialogue
regarding what may be the largest social problem of our time. Help us change the
story by joining us at this special event. Professionals as well as youth will
explore recommendations for policy and practice.
Click here to learn more.
Striving for Social Justice: A Symposia Series
The Institute for Families launched a symposia series intended to shed light
on current social issues and engage stakeholders and policy makers in discussion
about how to bring change. Click here to learn more.