Student and New Professional Outstanding Paper Award

2018 Recipients

Jenna R. Cassinat, Utah State University
“Couples that Pray Together… Are Better Parents Together? Exploring Mindfulness as a Mediator Between Couple Prayer and Parenting Behavior”


To recognize outstanding professional achievement, an award is presented for the best student or new professional paper submitted to the NCFR Annual Conference submitted through the Religion, Spirituality, and Family (RSF) Section.


The award includes a cash prize and a plaque. It is presented to the winner at the Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section annual meeting held at the NCFR Annual Conference.


The nominee should be:

  • a student who is seeking a degree in human development, family studies, family sciences, health, psychology, sociology, or related field;
  • a new professional who is a professional graduating in a field of study related to NCFR's mission and working in the field for less than five years; and
  • ready to submit a proposal to the NCFR Annual Conference through the Religion, Spirituality and Family Section.

Membership in NCFR or the RSF Section is not required.

Nomination/application process

Selection of the outstanding paper is based on the ratings that emerge as a result of the peer-review process of paper submissions to the NCFR Annual Conference through the RSF Section.


July 31: The winner is notified by this date