* CCF Co-Chair, Stephanie Coontz, discusses the dangers of nostaligia in an Op-Ed in the New York Times.
* Michelle Janning, CCF Board Member, discusses how motherhood has changed from the area of "Madmen" to modern motherhood in an article in the mother company
* Stephanie Coontz, CCF Co-Chair, receiving a 2013 Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institue!
* CCF released a new press release on the discouraging impact of overwork for women in "men's jobs."
* CCF announced the recipients of the annual Media Awards, which was presented at the 16th annual CCF conference! The CCF Media Awards honor outstanding journalism that contributes to the public understanding of contemporary family issues.
* Stephanie Coontz, CCF Co-Chair, discusses how the Masculine Mystique holds men back in The Sunday Times.
* CCF collaborated with Sociologists for Women in Society to write a Press Release discussing why men don't graduate from college as often as women.
* CCF announces its internship program, which offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to contribute to a project related to CCF's mission of providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families.
The Council on Contemporary Families offers a number of resources for classroom use.
The Cherlin-Cowan-Burton report, "When is a Fact a Fact?", will challenge students to think more critically about the information they encounter in the classroom and in everyday life. Access the three-part report here:
Cherlin: Why It's Hard to Know When a Fact is a Fact
Cowan and Cowan: When is the Relationship Between Facts a Causal One?
Burton: When Does an Interview Dig Deep Enough?
Fact sheets released by the Council will dispel common myths and provide students with an accessible introduction to new topics. These include (but are not limited to):
Valentine's Day Fact Sheet on Sexual Health
Mother's Day Fact Sheet on Daycare
Myths and Realities About Same Sex Families
Browse our Publications for other fact sheets and briefing reports.
See also the new CCF anthology, Families as They Really Are (W.W. Norton 2010), designed for the undergraduate classroom. The anthology brings together original essays written by leading family scholars, as well as news articles about these findings, enabling students to see how scholars engage with the mass media and help to shape the public conversation about families.
A 5-Part Teleseminar Series for Academics, Clinicians, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Learn How to Get the Media to Cover You and Your Topic!
Families as They Really Are (W.W. Norton, 2009) is available for purchase! Families as They Really Are is a collection of original essays by CCF's leading scholars that focuses on how families operate in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. View book details, endorsements and reviews, and order your copy today!
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