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 #
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

This is a meeting only for the committee members.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a private meeting of this editorial board.

Special Session
Special Session
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
310

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 Section.

Of interest to Research and Theory, Advancing Family Science, Family Therapy, and Education and Enrichment Section Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a private meeting of this committee.

Plenary
Plenary Session
10:00 AM
11:45 AM
Session #
320

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

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

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.

Workshop
Invited Workshop
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
323

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

88 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

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
1:15 PM
3:15 PM
Session #
326

This is a meeting of Affiliate Councils Board (ACB) members only.