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 50 Session(s)
Focus Group Meeting
7:00 AM
8:15 AM
Session #
301
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 #
302
Location
Salon 14

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

Board/Committee
7:00 AM
8:30 AM
Session #
303
Location
Salon 18

This is a meeting only for the committee members.

Board/Committee
7:00 AM
8:15 AM
Session #
304
Location
Salon 9

This is a meeting for members of the Family Science Association.

Board/Committee
7:00 AM
8:30 AM
Session #
305
Location
Signature 2

This is a meeting of the 2018 NCFR Conference Program Committee only.

Organized by NCFR's Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section
7:00 AM
7:45 AM
Session #
306
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.

Special Session
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Session #
307
Location
Grand Ballroom D

The purpose of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) meeting is to provide an opportunity to engage in an open, respectful, and and productive conversation about various inclusion and diversity topics at NCFR. Everyone is welcome to attend.

8:00 AM
1:00 PM
Session #
308
Location
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Exhibits offer an array of new materials and services to enhance your work, career, and professional development. Register for prizes! Today is the last day to register. You need not be present when prizes are drawn at noon, but you must pick up your prizes by 1:00 pm.

Board/Committee
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
Session #
309
Location
Salon 18

This is a private meeting of this editorial board.

Special Session
Special Session
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
310
Location
Grand Ballroom B

This presentation will highlight research on spiritual behaviors and beliefs about family life that can function as resources and risk factors across diverse families and religious communities. This session will be live streamed.

Made possible with the support of the Religion, Spirituality, and Family, Feminism and Family Studies, and Ethnic Minorities Sections.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
311
Location
Salon 1

This symposium investigates these issues in hopes of reframing the narrative in research on people of color to focus on the critical influence of skin tone on romantic relationships and family dynamics.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
312
Location
Salon 13

This session's five papers cover topics related to Advancing Family Science including child maltreatment; family illness, death, and bereavement; trauma-informed pedagogy; family crisis management; and applying observational methods to attachment theory.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
313
Location
Salon 2

This session's four papers cover fatherhood topics including the public child welfare system, couple relationship education, and how leisure influences U.S. Army personnel.

Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
314
Location
Salon 3

Lightning papers organized by the Ethnic Minorities Section. Topics include Parents’ Racial Socialization in Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Adoptive Families; Placement Instability of American Indian Children in Long-Term Foster Care; Asian American Family Teachings on Race; and more.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
315
Location
Salon 14

This symposium examines these processes across five different intersections of queer families: stepfamilies headed by a gay male couple, interracial lesbian couple, parents with gender non-conforming youth, queers couples who adopt, and queer parents who used a known sperm donor.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
316
Location
Salon 12

This symposium is designed to examine how Family Life Education (FLE) is designed, delivered and practiced across the globe. First, the concept of “culture” will be re-examined, and then scholars from four distinct countries will each discuss the current state of FLE practices that exist within their borders.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
317
Location
Salon 16

This session's four papers cover topics including the study of same-sex couples, marriage, Russian couples satisfaction index, and Rasch modeling.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
318
Location
Salon 11

Symposium organized by the Research and Theory Section on aging. Topics include supporting young caregivers, patients with Huntington's disease, relationship quality, and parents' end-of-life planning. 

Board/Committee
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
319
Location
Signature 2

This is a private meeting of this committee.

Plenary
Plenary Session
10:00 AM
11:45 AM
Session #
320
Location
Grand Ballroom A/B

Linda Burton will present the Friday plenary session at NCFR 2017, sponsored by the Regents of the University of Minnesota, through its Department of Family Social Science. This session will be live streamed. 

Sponsored by the Regents of the University of Minnesota, through its Department of Family Social Science

12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Session #
321
Location
Signature 1

All members are invited to attend this annual meeting to hear about NCFR’s activities and ask questions.

Symposium
Invited Symposium
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
322
Location
Grand Ballroom B

This symposium includes three papers on toxic stress, which is the chronic experience of adversity absent the presence of a nurturing figure who can buffer these experiences. This session will be live streamed.

(Made possible with the support of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago)

Workshop
Invited Workshop
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
323
Location
Salon 3

This workshop will address the ways that scholars engage and advocate for communities at the local, state, and national level in our professional and personal lives.

Poster
Poster Symposium: Families Negotiating Identities and Orientations Across Contexts
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Session #
324
Location
Grand Ballroom C

86 total posters in this session. Topics include LGBTQ; African-American Families; Sexual Addiction; Feminist Therapists' Experiences of Managed Care; Foster Care and Adoption; plus 14 more topics.

Workshop
Workshop
12:30 PM
1:45 PM
Session #
325
Location
Salon 16

Those interested in becoming a Certified Family Life Educator are invited to attend. Dawn Cassidy will review the process and present helpful tips.

Board/Committee
Committee Meeting
1:15 PM
2:45 PM
Session #
327
Location
Salon 18

This a meeting for members of the Family Relations Editorial Board only.