2017 NCFR Annual Conference Session Listing

2017 Full Conference Schedule (PDF)

Below, find details about each session planned for the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida. We have also created a series of sessions sorted by NCFR sections and interest areas.

Session pages will include presentation slides or handouts if the presenter(s) chose to make them available. 

Showing 1 - 26 of 57 Session(s)
Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting
7:00 AM
8:15 AM
Session #
201
Location
Salon 13

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting
7:00 AM
8:15 AM
Session #
201-A
Location
Salon 14

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION WAS MOVED FROM SESSION 247 ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, 6:00 PM.

Conference Session
Board/Committee
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
Session #
203
Location
Salon 18

Private meeting of the Groves Conference Board only.

Conference Session
Organized by NCFR's Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section

Facilitator: Heather Hessel. All belief systems welcome, religious and secular.

7:00 AM
7:45 AM
Session #
204
Location
Salon 8

Meditation time will take place from 7:10-7:40 a.m. Facilitator: Heather Hessel. All belief systems welcome, religious and secular.

Conference Session
Special Session
Special Session

This session will be live streamed

Noel Card

Facilitator: TeKisha Rice

7:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
205
Location
Grand Ballroom B

In this session, Noel Card, Ph.D. introduces attendees to the process of meta-analysis and other systematic review techniques. This session will be live streamed.

Conference Session
Board/Committee
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
Session #
206
Location
Salon 10

This is a meeting of Inclusion and Diversity Committee members only.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5 (Invited Symposium)

Karen Bogenschneider, Elizabeth Day, Emily Parrott; Chair: Karen Bogenschneider

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
207
Location
Salon 11

This symposium will focus on a study of research utilization by legislators in two states—one of the most politically polarized and one of the least politically polarized states in the nation.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5

Celeste Hill, Kristie Chandler, Jonathan Davis, Clara Gerhardt, Robin Yaure, Elise Murowchick, Jacqueline Schwab, Erica Jordan, Meghan Dove, Nikki DiGregorio, Katy Gregg; Facilitator: Veronica Kelly

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
208
Location
Salon 12

This session will include four papers that cover topics related to student professional identity including conferences, internships, student exam performance, research & workforce skills, and more.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5

Mellissa Gordon, Raymond Petren, Chelsea Garneau-Rosner, Jaimee Hartenstein, Mindy Markham, Kali Summers, Anthony Ferraro, Karen Oehme, Mallory Lucier-Greer; Facilitator: Emily Gaillard

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
209
Location
Salon 13

This session will include four papers that cover topics related to parent absence and blended families including parental incarceration, relationship stability of young mothers and new partners, custody arrangements, and co-parenting after divorce.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5

Adam Galovan, David Schramm, Alan Hawkins; Discussant: Frank Fincham; Co-chairs: David Schramm and Adam Galovan

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
210
Location
Salon 1

Recent research in relationship and marriage education (RME) indicates that traditional formats, content and methods of providing programming may not be as effective as previously believed.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5

Rebecca J. Goodman, Diana R. Samek, Sylia Wilson, Matt McGue, William Iacono, Antoinette M. Landor, Jonathon J. Beckmeyera, Tyler B. Jamison, J. Benjamin Hinnanta, Brian M. Hicks, William Iacono; Discussant: Amy Rauer; Co-chairs: Diana R. Samek, Jonathon J. Beckmeyer

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
211
Location
Salon 14

This symposium covers four papers on the topic of romantic relationships and health. Together, we investigate how individual differences and romantic relationship contexts predict various health outcomes, including major depression, risky sexual behavior, and alcohol use disorder.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5

Jared Kellerman, Christi McGeorge, Thomas Stone Carlson, Sudha Sankar, Heather McCauley, Jody Russon, Guy Diamond, Hoa Nguyen, Erika Grafsky

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
212
Location
Salon 2

This session will include four papers that cover topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity including indicators of LGB affirmative training, sexual minority women’s experiences, qualitative findings from therapists, and narratives of LGBQ international students.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5

Woosang Hwang, Ayse Cakirsoy-Aslan, Merril Silverstein, Maria Brown, Seonghee Hong, Eugene Hall, Tasha Bell, Sarah Burcher, Steven Harris, Joe D. Wilmoth, Kenna Spiller, Leslie A. Anderson, Chalandra Bryant, Charity Somo; Facilitator: Joanne Roberts

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
213
Location
Salon 15

This session will include four papers that cover topics including Husband-Wife Religious Discordance; How parental sacrifice and religiosity influence couple bonding; Christian Media Consumption and Marital Quality; and Spirituality and African American Couples in Therapy.

Conference Session

Presenters: Michael L. López and Michelle Blocklin

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
214
Location
Salon 3

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is pleased to host a free mentoring/networking breakfast during NCFR 2017.

Sponsored by Family Science and Human Development at Montclair State University, and NCFR's Ethnic Minorities Section.

Conference Session
10:00 AM
3:00 PM
Session #
215
Location
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Exhibits offer an array of new materials and services to enhance your work, career, and professional development. Register for prizes!

Conference Session
Plenary
Plenary Session

This session will be live streamed

M. V. Lee Badgett, Ph.D.

Presider: Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Ph.D., 2017 NCFR Program Chair

Register for live stream

10:00 AM
11:45 AM
Session #
216
Location
Grand Ballroom A/B

M.V. Lee Badgett presents the Thursday plenary session at NCFR 2017, sponsored by the University of Maryland. This session will be live streamed.

Sponsored by the University of Maryland

Conference Session
Symposium
Invited Symposium

This session will be live streamed

Kandauda (K.A.S.) Wickrama, Seonhwa Lee, Catherine Walker O'Neal, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Tricia Neppl, Olivia Diggs, Rand D. Conger, Catherine Walker O'Neal; Discussant: Rand Conger; Organizer: Kandauda (K.A.S.) Wickrama; Chair: Frederick O. Lorenz

12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
217
Location
Grand Ballroom B

Special invited symposium on family policy and aging, organized by Families and Health and Family Policy Sections. This session will be live streamed. 

Conference Session

Facilitators: Jessica Fish, Katie Barrow, and Kimberly Crossman

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
219
Location
Salon 3

Please come and share your ideas on how to promote mentorship at NCFR. We are seeking input from practitioners, CFLEs, faculty and students at all levels about how to create a formal and sustainable mentoring program for NCFR.

Conference Session
Poster
Poster Symposia — Parent Education: Sharing Information to Help Families; Mental Health, Family Structure, and Military Families
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
220
Location
Grand Ballroom C

86 total posters in this session. Topics include Military Families; Sexuality; Stress; Relationship Dissolution; Stepfamilies; Couples and Relationships; Parenting/Coparenting; Emerging and Young Adulthood; Neighborhoods and Neurons; and Substance Abuse.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Lightning Paper Session

Michael Wells, Malin Bergström, Elise Radina, Mary Martin, Lindsay Clark, Lauren Ramsey, Alyssa Oddo, Meghan Day, Danielle Jones, Kristie Cordeiro, Veronica Kuhn, Briana Anderson, Amber Seidel, Chelom Leavitt, Kami Dvorakova, Sukhdeep Gill, Bryan Cafferky, Annie Johansson, Seonhwa Lee, Kandauda (KAS) Wickrama; Facilitator: Amber Seidel

12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
221
Location
Salon 2

Lightning papers organized by the Families and Health Section on aging. Topics include Hostile Marital Interactions and Physical Health; Comparing Swedish child health nurses’ attitudes and support to parents; Health and Physical Disability Risk Markers for Elder Maltreatment; and more.

Conference Session
Section Meeting
Section Member Meeting

Presider: Roudi Nazarinia Roy, Section Chair

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
222
Location
Salon 1

All attendees are welcome to attend the member meetings of NCFR Sections.

Conference Session
Section Meeting

Presider: Tom Stone Carlson, Section Chair

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
223
Location
Salon 14

All attendees are welcome to attend the member meetings of NCFR Sections.

(Made possible with the support of the Family Therapy Section.)

Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting

Presiders: Rachel Farr, Cheryl Fortner-Wood, Focus Group Co-chairs

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
224
Location
Salon 13

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting

Presiders: Bridget Walsh, Jennifer Mortensen, and Carla Peterson, Focus Group Co-chairs

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
225
Location
Salon 16

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting

Presiders: Bridget Walsh, Jennifer Mortensen, Focus Group Co-chairs, Presiders: Kevin Roy, Samuel H. Allen

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
225A
Location
Salon 12

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

Conference Session
Board/Committee

Presiders: David H. Demo, B. Jan McCulloch, Committee Co-chairs

1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Session #
225B
Location
Salon 10

This is a meeting of the NCFR Fellows Committee members only.