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 42 Session(s)
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
108
Location
Salon 1

Symposium organized by the Education and Enrichment Section on trauma. Topics include homelessness, sex trafficking and refugee camps.

Workshop
Concurrent Sessions 1
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
110
Location
Salon 14

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 #
121
Location
Salon 11

Symposium organized by the Advancing Family Science Section on the teaching of family theories. Five distinct theories in family studies and human development will be illustrated: Ambiguous Loss, Conflict, Feminism, Intersectionality, and Queer Theories.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 2
10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
122
Location
Salon 13

Papers on Hierarchies of Loss; Family Life Stage and Relationship Education Efficacy; Family Resilience and Dementia; and Family Resilience and Dementia

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.

 

Section Meeting
Featuring Roundtable Presentations
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
Session #
134
Location
Salon 10

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

(Made possible with the support of the Feminism and Family Studies Section.)

Lightning Paper
Lightning Paper Session
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.

Plenary
Opening Plenary Session
1:15 PM
3:15 PM
Session #
139
Location
Grand Ballroom A/B

Michael Bérubé presents the Wednesday opening plenary session, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This session will be live streamed. 

Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3 (Invited Symposium)
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
142
Location
Salon 1

The goal of this invited symposium is to engage in productive dialogue by discussing the unique perceptions toward police-Black community relations through the lenses of a police officer, family science and criminology scholars.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
151
Location
Salon 1

This symposium will reflect on experiential learning activities used in the family science classroom. Learning activities include a Family Life Education course, a preschool observation assignment, a poverty simulation, a trauma-informed practice, and more.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
152
Location
Salon 11

This session will include four papers that cover topics related to relationship education including results from an RCT study of couples education programs, clarifying the difference between relationship education and couples therapy, character strengths, and more.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
156
Location
Salon 13

This session will include three papers that cover topics related to international migration including pre-conflict definitions vs. post-conflict reality, effects on family relationships, southeast Asian refugees’ narratives, and acculturation of Russian-speaking youth in Canada.

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.

Resource Exchange
SNP Resource Exchange
6:30 PM
8:00 PM
Session #
163
Location
Salon 9

Topics presented will include: Facilitating Collaborative Multi-tiered Research Teams; Rooting Your Community in Your Research; Burnout in MFTs; Title IX Mandated Reporting; and Connecting University and Local Communities.

Resource Exchange
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
Session #
166
Location
Grand Ballroom E

Each section will have individual member meetings the first 30 minutes, followed by a joint professional development session of three 25-minute sets of resource exchanges.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
208
Location
Salon 12

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
210
Location
Salon 1

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.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
213
Location
Salon 15

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.

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.

Lightning Paper
Lightning Paper Session
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
221
Location
Salon 2

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.

Workshop
Affiliate Councils Workshop
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
226
Location
Salon 9

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

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 6
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
228
Location
Salon 11

This session will include four papers that cover topics related to military families including adolescents’ well-being, parental social support, mental health and unit cohesion, and systemic relationship programs for military couples.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 6
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
230
Location
Salon 14

This session's four papers address topics related to family stories including emerging adults' hookup scripts, black female adolescent athletes, sex stereotypes on female students’ in STEM in Kenyan Universities, and more.

Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 6
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
233
Location
Salon 16

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.

Paper
Concurrent Sessions 6
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
234
Location
Salon 3

This session's four papers cover social justice topics including Culturally Responsive MFT through Cultural Brokering, therapy practice in Cambodia, Graduate Student Parents, and Leaving Violent Marriage: Case Study of an Iranian Woman.

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.