Families are embedded in larger contexts that have implications for family relationships and well-being. While family scholars have documented the role of the social environment in family functioning, less attention has been paid to how dimensions of the physical environment may impact families, including factors that protect families and promote their resilience in the face of change and challenge. Toward stimulating novel interdisciplinary and translational research on families, the 2021 Family Symposium will interrogate the role of the physical environment in family relationships, behaviors, and well-being, with a focus on three key dimensions: environmental disasters, climate change, and the built environment. Registration is required. The Symposium on Family Issues is sponsored annually by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R13 HD048150).
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