March 25, 2006
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Work and Families: Changing Realities
The 23rd Annual Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology, "Work and Families: Changing Realities," was held on March 25, 2006.
Jane Swift Former Governor of Massachusetts Work-Family Integration in the Public Realm
V. Sue Molina
Retired Partner, Deloitte and Touche Setting the Stage: Do Women Want it All?
Rosalind Chait Barnett
Senior Scientist, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University The Critical Missing Link in Work-Family Research: Community
Joan C. Williams
Distinguished Professor of Law, Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings School of Law What Messages are Courts Sending About Workplace Flexibility?
Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology, UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families Researching Stress Within a Work-Family Context
Darby Saxbe Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Donna Klein President, Corporate Voices for Working Families The Business Impact of Flexibility: An Imperative for Expansion
Employment and Children: How do Families and Employers Accommodate the Demands?
Sherylle Tan (Session Coordinator)
Associate Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College The Myths and Realities of Maternal Employment
Professor, Labor Studies and Women’s Studies, The Pennsylvania State University Employer/Employee Work-Family Accommodations: Academic Faculty and Their Institutions
Adele Eskeles Gottfried Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, California State University, Northridge
Allen W. Gottfried Professor, Department of Psychology and Director, Fullerton Longitudinal Study
California State University, Fullerton The Upside of Maternal Employment
Age, Culture, and Sexual Orientation: How can Employers Deal With Diversity and Discrimination?
Amy Marcus-Newhall (Session Coordinator)
Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of Faculty, Scripps College Mothers' Work-Life Experiences: The Role of Cultural Factors
Jeanette N. Cleveland
Professor, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University Age Considerations at Work and in Families
M. V. Lee Badgett Visiting Professor, Williams Project, UCLA Law School, Research Director, Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies Bringing All Families to Work Today: Equality for Gay and Lesbian Workers and Families
Work, Stress, and Health Linkages: How Does Working and Caring for Families Affect Health?
Diane F. Halpern (Session Coordinator)
Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College How Well has California's Paid Leave Insurance Program Helped Working Caregivers?
Joe Grzywacz Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Work-Family Integration: Leverage Points and Linkages for Adult Health
Gwendolyn P. Keita Executive Director, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association Work Stress and Family Balance
What's It All About?
There is no agreed upon 'reality' regarding what it means to achieve work-family balance; rather, there are multiple realities. Whether the metaphor is one of work-family conflict, balance, collaboration, or integration – the dynamics at the intersection of work and family evolve such that new issues, concerns, and benefits constantly arise. To better understand and appreciate the often precarious relationship between work and families, it is necessary to cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. As such, "Work and Families: Changing Realities" adopts a transdisciplinary approach, bringing together scholars from academic perspectives, including psychology, sociology, and economics, with leaders from the legal, business, and political communities. This one-day conference features interactive and engaging presentations. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to converse with renowned speakers from multiple fields, including a unique lunchtime activity. Join us on Saturday, March 25 for this one-of-a-kind conference, which promises to be a learning experience for all.
Who should attend?
Everyone interested in the emerging field of work-life issues, including legal ramifications, economic impact, child development, return on investment for businesses, human resource issues, physical and mental health, psychology, and implications for public policy.
All registration fees include lunch. First 150 registrants will attend lunch with conference presenters.
Amy Marcus-Newhall, Ph.D. – Scripps College Diane Halpern, Ph.D. – Berger Institute for Work, Family, & Children, Claremont McKenna College Sherylle Tan, Ph.D. – Berger Institute for Work, Family, & Children, Claremont McKenna College Judith Le Master, Ph.D. - Scripps College Bettina Casad, M.A. – Claremont Graduate University
Erica Rosenthal – Claremont Graduate University
Abigail Quinn – Scripps College