What Is a Contemporary Family?

A contemporary family is any family living in the current time period. Contemporary families face changing needs and challenges, so foundations such as the Council on Contemporary Families and the Foundation for Contemporary Families have been founded to help provide strong support systems.

Contemporary families can be seen almost anywhere, and are featured on many popular television and Internet shows.

A wide range of assistance is available for families today. Some of the the organizations that support modern families focus on all aspects of family life, such as supporting family members during divorces, combined or diverse families and dealing safely with the stresses of caring for aging parents.