Events: Speaker Series (2002) - Communication and Stress in Families Across the Lifespan

  • Love, Marriage and Remarriage in Later-life Couples. February 5, 2002. Fran Dickson, PhD, Univ. of Denver.
  • Boundaries of Privacy: Dialectics of Disclosure. February 19, 2002. Sandra Petronio, PhD, Wayne State University.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Stepfamilies. April 2, 2002. Marilyn Coleman, PhD, Mark Fine, PhD, Larry Ganong, PhD, Univ. of Missouri - Columbia.
  • Viewing Family Communication Through a Wide Lens: Challenges of Studying Communication in the World's Homes. April 16, 2002. Tom Socha, PhD, Old Dominion University

Our mission

Is to conduct research, analyze policy, and provide education and community service. The purpose of CCFL's activities is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.

Smiling boy

Children are extraordinarily precious members of society, they are exquisitely alert, sensitive, and conscious of their surroundings; and they are extraordinarily vulnerable to maltreatment or emotional abuse by adults who refuse to give them the profound respect and affection to which they are unconditionally entitled.
- Wisdom of the Elders, quoted in Kids Are Worth It, by Barbara Coloroso, ch. 1 (1994).