Work and Family

New Research Spotlight on "Community Resources & Work-Family Confict"

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Brief
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New Research Spotlight on "Community Resources & Work-Family Confict"
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WFRN Committee to Connect Research, Policy and Practice
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Dowgun

The WFRN Committee to Connect Research, Policy and Practice is delighted to post a new Research Spotlight on "Community Resources and Work-Family Conflict - Is the Gender Gap Really Closing?"  The Research Spotlight series is designed to be highly practitioner-oriented with a focus on the implications of the research for organizations, individuals, communities, and fellow researchers. 

Post Doc Fellowship Opportunity, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario

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Job Opportunity
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Post Doc Fellowship Opportunity, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario
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McMaster University, Ontario Canada

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Gender, Health and Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Research - Health Services Intervention. Research Applications are invited from relevant disciplines, including those across the social and health sciences. This fellowship will provide an opportunity to be engaged in CIHR-funded intervention research targeting family carers who are also juggling full-time employment in the health services sector. More information about the larger research program being led by Dr. Allison Williams, CIHR Chair in Gender, Work & Health can be found at: http://ghw.mcmaster.ca.

Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart

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Report
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Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart
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Center for Law and Social Policy and National Partnership for Women & Families
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP

Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

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Book
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Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?
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Lynne Rienner Publishers

New Free Wharton Online Course -- Leading the Life You Want with Stew Friedman

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Other
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New Free Wharton Online Course -- Leading the Life You Want with Stew Friedman
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Coursera

Welcome to the Better Life Lab: The Future of Work, Gender and Social Policy

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Blog
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Welcome to the Better Life Lab: The Future of Work, Gender and Social Policy
Source: 
Slate
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Brigid Schulte

The Better Life Lab Channel, a partnership between New America’s Better Life Lab and Slate, is launching with a pop-up blog that will explore why striking a good balance between work life and family life seems so unattainable for so many people—and what we as individuals, as organizations, and as policy makers can do about it.

Why Data Needs a Story to Make a Difference

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Blog
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Why Data Needs a Story to Make a Difference
Source: 
Ere Media
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Robin Hardman

Trying to sell a new idea or program to senior leadership? Or showcase your organization’s features to win a corporate award or land a grant? We’ve all been told that “making the business case” comes down to having good data. But while data is critical, it’s not everything.

New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members

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Announcement
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New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members
Source: 
Community, Work & Family Journal
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
dowgun

The new issue of  the Community, Work & Family journal (Volume 20, Issue 3, July 2017) is now available online here. Please note that you must be a member of WFRN and logged on to the WFRN website to access the issue.

Research Survey

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Other
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Research Survey
Source: 
www.Education-Navigation.com
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Debra Isaacs Schafer

Asking for input from Work/Life, HR, & Benefits leaders as we conduct some brief research on benefits for working parents.  The survey will take 5 minutes and your input would be most appreciated.

Social Work and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families

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Infographic
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Social Work and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families
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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Social Work

With more than 19.3 million veterans in America, there is a great need for military social workers. The last figures from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) shows that some 70 million families in the United States are eligible for VA benefits. This includes veterans themselves, spouses, family members and any other dependents for which the veteran may be responsible.

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