Webinar: Families Under Extreme Stress – “Normal” stresses and additional challenges arising from COVID-19
October 15, 2020 - Presented by Panellists from the University of Melbourne and the Brotherhood of St Laurence hosted by THE LIFE COURSE CENTRE
Date / Time
11:00 am 15/10/2020 -
12:00 pm 15/10/2020
(11am-12pm) please note this is Australian Eastern Daylight time in ACT/NSW/VIC/TAS – all other States check your local time zone
The Life Course Centre invites you to attend our Anti-Poverty Week 2020 Webinar event which will focus on the theme of Families Under Extreme Stress.
We are proud to be a sponsor of the week and its efforts to increase awareness and understanding of poverty and are delighted to be hosting two webinars during Anti-Poverty Week.
In Australia, there are more than 3.24 million people or 13.6% of the population living below the poverty line. That includes 774,000 children or more than 1 in 6. Anti-Poverty Week encourages us all to acknowledge these facts, engage in conversations, raise awareness, focus on positive solutions, and take action to end poverty.
In this virtual panel discussion, panellists from the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) will share insights from recent research on families’ recovery from economic recession, financial and mental stress on parents, and the systemic drivers of financial stress and the impact on children.
Join us for a presentation followed by Q&A, featuring:
Dr Dina Bowman, Principal Research Fellow, Work and Economic Security, BSL
Dr Matthew Curry, Ronald Henderson Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research, UoM & BSL
Dr Barbara Broadway, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research, UoM
A/Prof Leah Ruppanner, Associate Professor, Social and Political Sciences, UoM