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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

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

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

Lightning Paper
Lightning Paper Session
11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
137

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

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

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, Black Lives Matter member, family science and criminology scholars.

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

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

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

This session will include four 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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