United Nations 2017 Schedule of Conferences Impacting Family: Commission on the Status of Women March 13-24; Commission on Population and Development April 3-7. All meetings to be held at UN headquarters in New York City. There is a separate schedule for the Human Rights Commission meeting – held in Geneva Switzerland.
African Regional Conference on the Family, Lagos, Nigeria. The conference will be held March 27-29 at the Institute of International Affairs on Victoria Island. To learn details on the conference, contact Theresa Okafor at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Day of Families – May 15, 2017. To see the Proclamation of the UN general Assembly, go here.
World Congress of Families XI – Budapest, Hungary - May 24-28, 2017. Budapest is a beautiful, historic city and Hungary has demonstrated its strategic leadership as an advocate for the natural family in Europe. To learn details on the conference, go here.
Black Conservative Summit/World Congress of Families Regional Conference To be held in Washington D.C. – June 15-17. The Summit will culminate with the March for Marriage Saturday, June 17. To learn details on the conference, go here.
Consumption of Porn is associated significantly with increased aggression. b> Researchers assessing 22 different studies from 7 countries found that porn consumption was associated with an increased probability of the use or threat of force to obtain sex. For more information on this study, go here.
Divorce harder on a child’s mental health than death of a parent. Researchers conclude that parental separation “significantly predicted risk for all disorders except phobia… parental separation had the strongest impacts on risk for depression and drug abuse/dependence… the effect of parental death persists a relatively short time and has weaker impact on adult psychopathology.” For more information on this study, go here.
Predictors of Sexual Hookups Researchers of the college “hook-up” culture have found that there is “an association between hookup behavior and depressive symptoms, low self-esteem, and sexual regret.” Protective factors against becoming enmeshed in said culture are “religiosity, self-esteem, religious service attendance, and having married parents. For more information on this study, go here.
Marriage Strengthening More than counseling, more than increased income, generosity and a “spirit of giving” is the best medicine for a struggling marriage. For more information on this study, go here.
Father Absence “Our results emphasise the importance of the father during critical neurodevelopmental periods, and that father absence induces impairments in social behaviour that persist to adulthood.” The study’s author stated that the results suggested both parents are vital for children’s mental health development. For more information on this study, go here.
Brain Connectivity Differences in Men and Women "There are connections in the brain that are hardwired differently in men and women. Functional tests have already shown than when they carry out certain tasks, men and women engage different parts of the brain.” For more information on this study, go here.
“More Siblings means less Chance of Divorce as an Adult” Each additional sibling reduces the chance of divorce by 2 percent. Families of seven or more tend to encourage greater socialization and openness, factors that better serve people in their future romantic lives.To see the study, go here.