- To improve knowledge about the latest research and evidence on family-based prevention issues
- To enable the exchange and development of practical and policy measures to protect family health and well-being
- To promote partnerships between health and social services, criminal justice agencies, local authorities, the media, the public and all other relevant stakeholders and professionals
- To develop networks for the international dissemination of research, evidence and practice
- State-of-art in families regarding health and well-being;
- Alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use in families;
- Violence and anti-social behaviour in families;
- Improvement of parenting skills;
- Risk and protective parenting factors
- Effective and ineffective parenting styles;
- Effective family-based preventive interventions and practices;
- Family legislation to improve health and well-being of families.
The conference consists of plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, parallel symposia sessions of submitted papers and poster presentations. The conference opens on the morning of Friday 8 June 2012 for registration, introductory speeches, plenary and parallel sessions and welcome reception. The programme continues with plenary and parallel sessions on Saturday 9 (all day) and Sunday 10 June 2012 (morning only).
The official conference language will be English. Abstracts are being accepted in English only.