18th July 2004

The Parent Child 2004-International Conference on the Family, marking the tenth anniversary of the UN International Year of the Family, is taking place in Westminster , London , on June 17-18, 2004. Organized by the National Family and Parenting Institute, the Parenting Education and Support Forum, the National Council for One Parent Families, the Open University, the Trust for the Study of Adolescence and the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), the conference will focus on family-related research policy and practice issues. Family researchers, policymakers, academics, mental health professionals and others working with families in the UK , Australia and the United States will be participating; parallel sessions on poverty, diversity, parenting and other issues are planned. Featured speakers include Margaret Hodge, UK Minister for Children. Lucy Gampbell, director of Eurochips member Action for Prisoners’ Families, is presenting a paper on support needs of prisoners’ families and guidelines for professionals working in the field.

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