2018 Duvall Family Studies Conference
The 2018 Duvall Family Studies Conference will be held Feb. 24, hosted by the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM). This year's theme, Youth: Trauma and Transitions, will bring together scholars, practitioners, educators, and policymakers to showcase clinical work and research in adolescent depression and other issues. Up to four (4) CE (continuing education) credits for licensed clinicians will be offered at no charge.
Featured speaker Karen Swartz, M.D. will present a keynote address. Dr. Swartz is the associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and specializes in mood disorders with a focus on women’s health. She directs clinical programs on mood disorders and conducts research on psychiatric disorders among women in the general population. Dr. Swartz co-founded the Women’s Mood Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins, and also directs the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program, a school-based program to educate high school students, faculty and parents about teenage depression.
Students are invited to submit a poster presentation that addresses individual or family well-being at any stage of development. The deadline to submit is Feb. 1, 2018.
This annual conference is funded through an endowment in the name of Evelyn M. Duvall, one of the first executive directors of NCFR. The priorities of the endowment "emphasize collaborations among university researchers and community practitioners who can utilize family studies research findings as well as outcomes of actual practice evaluations or innovative ideas."