The Flemish Association for Family Science is an independent organization for both professionals and students in Family Sciences. The primary purpose of the association is to encourage and support its members in their development and growth as professionals in Family Sciences. We not only believe that the family is the fundamental unit of society, we also embrace diversity and value all people. The association offers a balance of educational, social and professional activities and opportunities to promote interest in the development of individuals and families through all the stages of life.
Our members - who hail from different careers and backgrounds - are focused on topics and interests that are intended to strengthen and empower families. Students are provided with resources to explore potential career opportunities in the diverse and vibrant field of Family Science as well as to participate in activities and endeavors that prepare them for those careers. On the other hand, professionals are able to learn from other members so that they can take a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary approach to studying families and human development.
Family science is an academic discipline which deals with the discovery, verification, and application of knowledge about the family. Family science is a comprehensive area of study that deals with an extensive range of issues and topics. It is rooted in the sociological and historical importance of families in the development of the next generation, the generation of wealth, and the stabilization of society. Although family science has a multi-perspective approach, it has also developed its own unique assumptions, paradigms, methodologies, and world views.
One of the primary objectives of the Flemish Association for Family Science is to strengthen marriage and family life and promote the well-being of children through research and public education. The association regularly publishes objective and meticulously researched studies that cover diverse issues across the ideological spectrum. We believe in grounding the case for strong families in hard facts and empirical evidence.
Our publications focus on traditional family science topics such as child development or family and community health. At the same time, they also delve into several popular and trending marriage and family topics such as the impact of broken families, the connection of strong marriages and the economy, the effects of pop culture on the strength of marriage and families, the rise of cohabitation and its subsequent effects on children and communities, and many others.
The Flemish Association for Family Science organizes various activities that include volunteer opportunities, guest speaking, career preparation activities, and participation in state and national conferences. For students of the family sciences, we offer advice on job applications, interviews and other career-related activities. We also work together with other organizations, government agencies, and community leaders to organize volunteer opportunities that will implement welfare programs for the community.
Our primary mission whenever we plan, organize and implement an activity intended to promote community welfare is to ensure that individuals, families and communities are able to obtain an optimal quality of life through the assistance of competent and caring volunteers and professionals.