ERIC Number: ED400042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Families: Action and Issues beyond IYF. Proceedings of the International Seminar (5th, Vienna, Austria, November 6-7, 1995).
Rosenmayr, Hilde, Ed.
The topic of these proceedings is maintaining the momentum of the International Year of the Family (IYF), with a view toward devising further actions and strengthening the interest in support for families. The seminar examined several aspects of family issues, such as: (1) the relationship between people and governments; (2) the need for more democratization; (3) the relationship of the world of work to the private world of families; (4) relationships within families; (5) questions of unemployment and of individuals not finding their place in society, in addition to their lacking the means for survival; and (6) questions of how to deal with vulnerability and a just application of a support system. Part I presents reports of representatives of governments as well as of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on IYF projects and programs. These reports indicate that IYF and the involvement of families were of benefit to the way with which issues were dealt and the solutions with which working groups grappled. Part II presents Working Group discussions in areas in which families interact with existing structures, and hopefully interact with more confidence, greater knowledge, and competence, by using their own resilience as well as social service and policy measures. Part III discusses a number of examples of mainstreaming families at various political levels, showing the elaborate networks needed to bring attention to family concerns. This section also shows the dedication of those who are active in such endeavors and the difficulties they expect to encounter. (MOK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vienna NGO Committee on the Family (Austria).