Family Impact Seminar

Family Impact Seminar

The Illinois Family Impact Seminars (FIS) program was led by IGPA Expert Rachel Gordon from 2006 to 2015. This page serves as an archive of the events and research conducted as part of FIS at IGPA.

The FIS program regularly contributed to knowledge-based dialogue around family policy issues and provided evidence-based information to Illinois policymakers, practitioners, and the public. The FIS program at IGPA represented Illinois in a national network. The Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars began in 1999 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently run by the Family Impact Institute at Purdue University. IGPA faculty member Rachel Gordon directed the Illinois Family Impact Seminars from 2006 to 2015.

Founding partners for the Illinois seminars included the Institute for Juvenile Research in the Department of Psychiatry on the Chicago campus and the Department of Human and Community Development and the School of Social Work on the Urbana-Champaign campus.