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The Council on Contemporary Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. Our members include demographers, economists, family therapists, historians, political scientists, psychologists, social workers, sociologists, as well as other family social scientists and practitioners. Professor Risman has served as Co-Chair and Executive Director, and now serves as President of the Board of Directors.
Founded in 1996, the Council's mission is to enhance the national understanding of how and why contemporary families are changing, what needs and challenges they face, and how these needs can best be met. To fulfill that mission, the Council holds annual conferences, open to the public, and issues periodic briefing papers and fact sheets, which journalists can sign up to receive by writing to Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is open only to professionals in the field, so that we can send out confidential inquiries from journalists researching new stories. Our weekly news briefing is an outstanding resource for professionals in the family field, and non-professionals can receive this, along with our periodic news releases, by registering as Friends of CCF.
* Download your copy of Unconventional Wisdom, Issue 5, a survey of recent family research and clinical findings prepared for the 2012 CCF Conference.