Family Enrichment in the World
NEW ADDITION TO IFFD
In early January, Costa Rican Ana María Ruiz traveled to Madrid to receive a month’s training in preparation for her February work as an IFFD intern in the Committee on Economic and Social Development at the United Nations in New York.
CONFERENCE IN VILNIUS
On January 10, Javier Vidal-Quadras, Secretary General of IFFD, gave the opening c
onference for a day devoted to the family, organized by the Archdiocese of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
COURSE IN THE UK
On January 24, Karel and Marina Phlips moderated a session of the Matrimonial Love course in Manchester. A young and dynamic group of five couples participated.
COURSES IN RUSSIA
Two First Steps courses started in Moscow and Saint Petersburg on December 13-14. Twelve families participated.
In IFFD website (www.iffd.org) is available a promotional video about Family Enrichment courses (Spanish).
AT IFFD HEADQUARTERS
The “Siempre Chile” Foundation began its 2015 formation course in Spain with a meeting at IFFD headquarters, with Ignacio Socías, Director of International Relations of IFFD.
IFFD IN BRUSSELS
On January 26, Ignacio Socías and Eloise Leboutte represented IFFD at a seminar of the Families and Societies project on immigrants. The discussion was very interesting, in that it revealed details of investigations into the overwhelming importance of parents versus schools and the fact that immigration does not affect family stability.
SECOND ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF FAMILIESANDSOCIETIES PROJECT
On 14-16 January, the Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socías, has attended the Experts Meeting of the project FamiliesAndSocieties, in which the IFFD is part of the Consortium as a member of the civil society. It was held in the Humanities and Social Science Center of the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) in Madrid.
1. "Los adolescentes que duermen poco y mal pueden desarrollar problemas con el alcohol y las drogas
", El Economista, January 18, 2015 (Spanish).
2. "How to raise successful children
", Lisa Grace Lednicer, The Washington post, 9 January 9, 2015 (English).
3. IFFD PAPER N 39
: The "being and doing" side of our behavior. Family well-being in a time of change.
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