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Families: Sources & Story Ideas for the Holidays, 2013

With so much of the work of Woodhull focused on the human right to family, we are pleased to be able to share a resource with you for those seeking to write stories or to reach out to experts on the various aspects of family during the holidays.  The resource is from the Council on Contemporary Families, an organization in which our Executive Director, Ricci Levy, is involved.

CONTACT: Stephanie Coontz
coontzs@msn.com / 360-556-9223

MIAMI, FL–Holidays are a great time for family fun. But they also pose many challenges for individuals and families, from coping with in-laws and former spouses, dating over the holidays, interfaith families, family rituals, and using technology to keep families together.

This time of year the Council on Contemporary Families fields many calls from journalists reporting on how families and individuals are coping. Below is a list of story leads from CCF researchers and clinicians you can contact. Our CCF fellows have identified a wide range of topics. They can offer background for stories or help you develop your ideas.

Click on the titles below to go directly to more information and the expert to contact for your story–and click here for the full release online:

Estranged at the Holidays: How to Cope With the Holidays When Your Kids Don’t Want to Be With You  

 

The Holiday Season and Non-Christian Families 

 

Holiday Rituals in History: Community, Not Family-Oriented, Holidays Used to be More Popular

 

Replacing Santa With the Easter Bunny–Or How to Avoid Jamming All the Holiday Fun into a Few Stress-filled Days 

 

Using Technology to Maintain Relationships During the Holidays

 

Interfaith Families and Holidays 

 

Holidays After Divorce

 

Coming Out or Living Out Over the Holidays

 

November is National Adoption Month: Family Diversity and the Holidays

 

The Families We Choose at the Holidays

 

Handling Gifts for Children at the Holidays

 

Not Home for the Holidays

 

Stay Healthy During the Holidays

 

Exes and the Holidays

 

Holiday Blues and Blahs

 

For Divorced Parents: Making your Children Feel Safe and Cherished Without Engaging in a Consumerist Arms Race

 

Aging and the Holidays

 

Complicated Family Forms

 

Boomer Divorces and Adult Children at the Holidays

 

Women with Stepchildren Face Unique Holiday Challenges

 

Celebrating the Holidays During Tough Times

 

For Holiday Family Letter and Card Writers

 

How to Keep Your Sex Life Alive During Hard Economic Times and Stressful Holiday Planning

 

Family Storytelling at the Holidays

 

Talking Politics at Family Gatherings

 

Privilege Is Nothing New, but Privileged Parenting Is! 

 

Interfaith Families During the Holiday Season

 

Stepfamilies and Holidays

 

Food and Family

 

Families with Older Adults Over the Holidays

 

Dating Over the Holidays

 

Adult Children Living at Home Over the Holidays

 

Affection and Stress in the Family

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The Council on Contemporary Families, based at the University of Miami, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of family researchers and practitioners that seeks to further a national understanding of how America’s families are changing and what is known about the strengths and weaknesses of different family forms and various family interventions.

The Council helps keep journalists informed of notable work on family-related issues via the CCF Network. To join the CCF Network, or for further media assistance, please contact Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education, at coontzs@msn.com, cell 360-556-9223.

The CCF Annual Conference is Coming Up!

CCF’s 17th anniversary conference will take place on April 25-26, 2014, at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida:  Families as They Really Are: How Digital Technologies Are Changing the Ways Families Live and Love. For details visit:  http://www.contemporaryfamilies.org

Follow us on twitter: @CCF_Families and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/contemporaryfamilies