2017 NCFR Annual Conference Session Listing

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Below, find details about each session planned for the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida.

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A special thank you to this year's conference host — the Florida State University Department of Family and Child Sciences — for its generous support of the conference!

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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.

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.

Board/Committee
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
Session #
203

Private meeting of the Groves Conference Board only.

Organized by NCFR's Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section
7:00 AM
7:45 AM
Session #
204

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

Special Session
Special Session
7:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
205

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.

Board/Committee
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
Session #
206

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

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5 (Invited Symposium)
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
207

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.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
208

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.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
209

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
210

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
211

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.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
212

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.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
213

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.

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
214

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.

10:00 AM
3:00 PM
Session #
215

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

Plenary
Plenary Session
10:00 AM
11:45 AM
Session #
216

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

Symposium
Invited Symposium
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
217

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

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
219

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.

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

88 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.

Lightning Paper
Lightning Paper Session
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
221

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.

Section Meeting
Section Member Meeting
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
222

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

Section Meeting
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
223

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop
Affiliate Councils Workshop
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
226

This workshop for members of NCFR affiliates (local chapters) will highlight how affiliates add value of the Family Science major/profession/field.