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!

Showing 1 - 26 of 28 Session(s)
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
109

Symposium organized by the Families and Health Section on parent-child relationships. Topics include self-awareness, bullying, addressing nutrition with Latino parents, and more.

Workshop
Concurrent Sessions 1
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
110

This presentation will give an overview of the MEND model and highlight some of the resent data supporting its effectiveness.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 2
10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
120

Experts in the field of Families and Health will present on individual, family, and neighborhood risk factors influencing body mass index (BMI) across the lifespan including, childhood, adolescents, middle adulthood (mid 30s), and end of life.

Poster
Poster Symposia: Pregnancy and Parenting in Young Mothers; Effective Approaches to Support Families Across the Lifespan
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
Session #
130

87 total posters in this session. Topics include Education Throughout the Lifecourse; Early Educational Programs Helping Families and Young Children; Marriage; Transition to Parenthood; plus ten more topics.

 

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
144

Political and scholarly interest in aging issues has gained momentum over the past several decades. This symposium will provide a broad overview as well as in-depth examples of the state of science on aging in the Family Science field.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
145

How do different contexts shape the influence of work demands on individuals' and families' well-being? This symposium will discuss specific findings and implications across different racial groups and work contexts.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4 (Invited Symposium)
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
149

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

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
154

This symposium features three studies using diverse research designs to illuminate the role of family members and healthcare providers in supporting health and wellbeing of youth with special healthcare needs and their care providers.

Poster
Poster Symposia: Community, Families, and Globalization; Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Abuse
6:15 PM
7:45 PM
Session #
161

88 total posters in this session. Topics include Identity and Cultural Awareness; Well-Being and Discrimination; Family Policies; Poverty, Homelessness, and Human Rights; plus seven more.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 6
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
233

Lightning papers organized by the Families and Health Section on aging. Topics include elder maltreatment; depressive symptoms among Mexican Americans; "Sex, Dementia, and Long-Term Care"; and more.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:00 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
239

This symposium focuses on the BioBehavioral Family Model developed by Dr. Wood to explain the link between close relationship and physical health. Specifically, we will present empirical research testing the expansion of all the BBFM constructs.

Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:00 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
240

Lightning papers organized by the Families and Health Section on aging. Topics include Father Support and Involvement: Impacts on Long-term Maternal Mental Health; Sibling Relations; Work-Family Processes and Adolescent Externalizing Behavior; and more.

Section Meeting
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Session #
251

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

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.

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 9
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
329

Invited symposium on family policy and disabilities, organized by Family Policy and Families and Health Section. This session will be live streamed. 

Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 9
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
333

Lightning papers organized by the Families and Health Section on aging. Topics include Marital Quality and Parent-Child Relationship Quality; Partner Support Affects on Poor, Rural Mothers; Partner Communication and Diurnal Cortisol Patterns; and more.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 9
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
334

Aging topics covered by these four papers include: support exchanges between middle-aged children and aging parents; hearing impairment, and the role of partner support; and a curriculum for children in grandparent-headed families.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 10
4:30 PM
5:45 PM
Session #
343

This session's four papers on trauma cover topics including having a baby in adolescence, PTSD clusters, substance abuse, domestic violence, economic hardship, depression, and more.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 10
4:30 PM
5:45 PM
Session #
344

This session's four papers cover weight-related topics including family influences in Chilean women’s food, support among bariatric patients, effects of exposure to donated and non-donated breast milk, disordered eating, and more.

Poster
Poster Symposium: Media Characters and Representations of Relationships Throughout the Lifecourse
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
Session #
405

88 total posters in this session. Topics include Families in International Context; Immigrant Families; Refugees; Adolescence Therapy; Divorce; Technology and Therapy; plus five more topics.