About National Family Week
National Family Week is observed in the week of Thanksgiving.
Family Week was launched in 1968 in Indianapolis by a teacher and school administrator to provide Americans with an opportunity to promote strong families. The activist observed a stark life outcome difference in children who came from strong, supportive families and those who were not so raised.
Did You Know? Among America’s 123-million households there are over 83 million families, with an average of 3.23 members.
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Definition of Family: “A family is a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together; all such related persons are considered as members of one family. For instance, if an older married couple, their daughter and her husband and two children, and the older couple's nephew all lived in the same house or apartment; they would all be considered members of a single family.”