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.

Register for the conference to attend these great sessions! Can't attend in person? Find information about our live-streaming option that allows you to watch these 19 conference sessions online.

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 #
107

The papers in this symposium explore trans youth and adults in diverse contexts, including families, schools, family courts, and higher education. This session will be live streamed.

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.

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
111

Presented in this symposium are the voices of immigrant Latino families in response to educational and immigration policy in Midwestern cities. This symposium is unique in its approach through the use of qualitative methodology.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
113

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

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.

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 2
10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
127

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.

Symposium
Invited Symposium
11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
129

Understanding the link between research, practice, and policy is important for both family scholars and practitioners. The presenters in this invited symposium will discuss how they approach family issues with a focus on impacting policy change. This session will be live streamed.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3 (Invited Symposium)
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
141

Presentations in this invited symposium illustrate how the balance of discovery research and practice play an essential role in dissemination and application of research to policy. This session will be live streamed.

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 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 3
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
147

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
148

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

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 #
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.

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
157

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
158

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.

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 #
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.

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. 

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.

Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:00 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
241

This symposium organized by the Family Policy section explores the demographics of the transgender population, a review of emerging transgender policy initiatives, and a discussion of these policies.