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 - 25 of 25 Session(s)
Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1

Tekisha Rice, Brian Ogolsky, Kale Monk, Catherine Surra, Jeremy Kanter, Christine Proulx, Amy Rauer, Leah Burke, Allen Sabey; Discussant: Casey Totenhagen; Co-chairs and Organizers: Amy Rauer

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
113
Location
Salon 11

Symposium organized by the Research and Theory Section on aging. Topics include relationship maintenance; marital quality after childbirth; health in older adulthood; and more.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 1

Christina Rodriguez, Paul Silvia, Tatiana Melendez-Rhodes, Iva Kosutic, Kathleen Hlavaty, Megan Haselschwerdt, Janel M. Leone, Dayna M. Maniccia; Facilitator: Andrea Roach

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
114
Location
Salon 10

This session will focus on four topics: Predicting Maternal/Paternal Abuse Risk; Measuring Resistance to Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships; Modifying the PMWI for Examining Exposure to Domestic Violence; and the NCFR Innovation Grant Winner: Evaluation of Strong Through Every Mile (STEM)

Conference Session

Proctor: Cindy Winter; Administrator: Dawn Cassidy, NCFR Director of Family Life Education

8:30 AM
11:30 AM
Session #
115
Location
Salon 8

Candidates who have not recently graduated from a CFLE-approved academic program can take the CFLE exam at the NCFR Annual Conference. You do not need to be registered for the conference to take the exam.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 2

Karen K. Melton, Jasmine Townsend, Maria L. Boccia, Maddie Larson, Camilla J. Hodge, Kelly D. Davis, Kelly Hoke, Daniel Standridge; Chair: Karen Melton

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
127
Location
Salon 2

This Research & Theory symposium explores the links between "family time" theory, research questions, and research methodologies. Topics addresses include family rituals, routines, recreation, and more.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 2

Xiaoran Sun, Susan McHale, Kimberly Updegraff, Allen Barton, Gene Brody, Steven M. Kogan, Mary Elizabeth Curtner-Smith, Blake Berryhill, Emily Bruchas Cornman, Ming Cui, Catherine Coccia, Carol A. Darling, Mallory Lucier-Greer; Facilitator: Mallory Lucier-Greer

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
128
Location
Salon 3

This session will include four papers that cover topics related to young adult wellbeing including early parental resources, family routines, helicopter parenting, and more. 

Conference Session
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
Location
Grand Ballroom C

86 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.

 

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Lightning Paper Session

Wm. Michael Fleming, Andrea Farnham, Catherine O'Neal, Laura McKee, Erinn Duprey, Sara Algoe, Brooke Kranzler, Sean Brotherson, Geoffrey Zehnacker, Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely, Tiffani Kisler, Mary Sciaraffa, Cathy Fialon, David Yarbrough, Rene Pogue, Monica J. Martin; Facilitator: Kaylee R. Seddio

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
137
Location
Salon 2

Lightning papers organized by the Education and Enrichment & Research and Theory Sections on trauma. Topics include Bystander Interventions; Peer, Parents, and Prejudice and Adolescent Outcomes; Cyber-digital Relationship Aggression; and more.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3

Geoffrey L. Brown, Avery Hennigar, Natasha J. Cabrera, Kelly S. Mix, Richard J. Petts, Kevin Shafer, Nathan Robbins, Lee W. Essig; Discussant: Rob Palkovitz; Chair: Kevin Shafer

3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
147
Location
Salon 12

The four papers in this symposium consider the role of racial/ethnic, masculine, and paternal identity and father involvement and its influence on children. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3

Jamie L. Graham, Meng Huo, Karen L. Fingerman, Kyungmin Kim, Steven H. Zarit, Joanna H. Hong, Susan T. Charles, Karen S. Rook, David M. Almeida, Shannon T. Mejía, Karen Hooker; Chair: Jamie L. Graham

3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
148
Location
Salon 10

The four papers selected for this symposium examine how family ties improve (and sometimes benefit or protect) daily well-being across adulthood.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4

Erika Lunkenheimer, Frances M. Lobo, Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson, Natasha Seiter, Gregory M. Fosco, Hio Wa Mak, Melissa Lippold; Discussant: Susan McHale; Organizers: Erika Lunkenheimer, Racher G. Lucas-Thompson; Chair: Erika Lunkeheimer

5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
157
Location
Salon 2

The papers in this symposium use methodologically innovative approaches to examine relational mechanisms by which family chaos and cohesion serve to promote or hinder child and adolescent coping, mental health, and well-being.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4

Brenda L. Volling, Wonjung Oh, Richard Gonzalez, Natasha J. Cabrera, Jay Fagan, Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Randi L. Garcia, Abbie E. Goldberg; Discussant: Nancy Hazen-Swann; Chair: Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan

5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
158
Location
Salon 12

This symposium brings together experts and senior scholars on parenting, coparenting, and household labor to advance thinking on the role of gender in contemporary families.

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

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.

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
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7

Laura Golojuch, Jocelyn R. Smith Lee, Teylor M. Hamilton, Kevin Roy, John Hart; Discussant: Linda Burton; Organizer: Kevin Roy

3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
244
Location
Salon 11

These three papers draw on qualitative life history interviews to explore coping strategies for early childhood traumas; grieving processes due to homicide survivorship; and family resilience during reentry from paternal incarceration.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7

Ashton Chapman, Marilyn Coleman, Lawrence Ganong, Ashley Ermer, Christine Prouls, Sae Hwang Han, Kyungmin Kim, Jeffrey Burr, Jill Naar; Discussant: Jakob Jensen; Session Organizers: Amy Rauer, Christine Proulx; Session Chairs: Christine Proulx, Amy Rauer

3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
245
Location
Salon 12

Symposium organized by the Research and Theory Section on aging. Topics include spouses as gatekeepers; social networks and neighbors; friendships and preventive health behaviors; and leisure and retirement for couples

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 8

Claire A. Wood, Heather M. Helms, W. Roger Mills-Koonce, Scott Hall, Kwang-Ho Lee, Ilya A. Okhotnikov, Nathan D. Wood, Adam Farero, Adrian Blow, Ryan Bowles; Facilitator: Jeremy Kanter

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.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8

Sharon Boland Hamill, Melinda S. Kavanaugh, Hyunjin Noh, Sara M. Moorman, Deborah Carr, Adam Shapiro, Teresa M. Cooney, Channing E. Tate; Discussant: Debra Dobbs; Session Organizer and Chair: Teresa M. Cooney

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. 

Conference Session
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.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 9

Jennifer L. Bellamy, Neil B. Guterman, Aaron Banman, Sandra Morales-Mirque, Justin Harty, Young-Il Kim, Sung Joon Jang, Bright Sarfo, Erin K. Holmes, Alan J. Hawkins, Braquel R. Egginton, Nathan Robbins, Kevin Shafer; Discussant: Jessica Pearson; Convenor: Jay Fagan

1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
335
Location
Salon 1

The results of three randomized control trials examining the effects of fatherhood interventions on low income, primarily unmarried fathers will be presented. The fourth paper will present the findings of a meta-analysis of existing evaluations of fatherhood programs.

Conference Session
Workshop
Concurrent Sessions 9

Leader: Margaret Keiley

1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
336
Location
Salon 2

Attendees will understand how to conduct, and present the findings of a survival analysis in a manner that will allow their audiences to understand the results and use them in their own practice or research.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 10

Adam Galovan, Brandon McDaniel, Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, Melissa A. Barnett, Melissa A. Curran, Olena Kopystynska, Alexandria A. Pech, Shannon M. Warren, Katherine Paschall; Discussant: Bharathi Zvara; Co-chairs: Melissa A. Barnett

4:30 PM
5:45 PM
Session #
347
Location
Salon 12

The goal of this symposium is to advance research on complex links between parenting and coparenting among families raising children. In the three papers, the authors tackle this goal by using different analytical approaches.

Conference Session
Section Meeting

Presider: Christine Proulx, Section Chair

6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Session #
350
Location
Salon 2

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

Conference Session
Poster
Poster Symposium: Media Characters and Representations of Relationships Throughout the Lifecourse
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
Session #
405
Location
Grand Ballroom C

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.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 11

Erin Hiley Sharp, Lori-Ann Palen, J. Douglas Coatsworth, Marshall Grimm, Travis Dorsch, Aryn M. Dotterer, Anthony James, Jr., Elizabeth Day; Discussant: Kimberly A. Updegraff; Chair: Aryn M. Dotterer

11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Session #
415
Location
Salon 12

This symposium includes an investigation of how parents socialize their children’s identity development and sport participation as well as their use of race socialization, and academic socialization.