2018 NCFR Annual Conference Schedule

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Thank you to our 2018 Conference Host — the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies — for its generous support of the conference.


Browse the conference schedule below and discover all the great sessions planned for the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 7–10 in San Diego!

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Conference Session
Board/Committee

Presider: Anisa M. Zvonkovic, 2017-2019 NCFR Board President

8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Session #
001
Location
Sunrise

This is a meeting of the NCFR Board of Directors only.

Conference Session
Workshop

Mindy R. Hooper; Co-chairs: David H. Demo and Anne Farrell; Facilitators: Suzanne Smith, Norma Burgess, Jay Mancini, Roudi Nazarinia Roy

Made possible with the support of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

8:30 AM
5:15 PM
Session #
002
Location
Pacific Salon 3

Established and emerging leaders in the family field have the opportunity to develop their leadership strengths during this all-day preconference workshop.

Conference Session
Workshop

Leader: Áine Humble, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Consultant, Fada Research Consulting

 

9:00 AM
4:30 PM
Session #
003
Location
Dover

NCFR is pleased to partner with Dr. Áine Humble to offer her popular introductory MAXQDA workshop at the 2018 annual conference. Space is limited to 15 participants. Early registration recommended.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Methods Workshop 1

Leader: Justin Dyer, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in Family Studies at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

9:00 AM
12:00 PM
Session #
004
Location
Royal Palm 1

Mixture regression (a type of finite mixture model/latent class analysis) is a method to examine whether the relationships between independent and dependent variables differ for latent classes.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 1

Kari Adamsons, Ph.D.; Michael Carter; David Bell

Discussant: Rob Palkovitz

 

9:30 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
005
Location
Royal Palm 2

This session will feature drafts of the Symbolic Interactionism, Meta-Theories, and Meta-Theorizing chapters for the upcoming Sourcebook.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 2

Todd Martin; James White; Kevin Roy; Richard Settersten; Linda Burton

Discussant: Chris Proulx

 

9:30 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
006
Location
Royal Palm 3

This session will feature a draft of the Family Development, and Life Course Theory chapters for the upcoming Sourcebook.

Conference Session
TCRM
11:15 AM
12:30 PM
Session #
006A
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6

For TCRM participants. Coffee provided by the Journal of Family Theory & Review.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Methods Workshop 2

Sarah Flood, Ph.D., oversees the IPUMS US Survey Projects and directs the IPUMS CPS and IPUMS Time Use teams. Her research interests are at the intersection of gender, work and family, aging and the life course, and time use. She is currently engaging in research on the time use of retirement-age Americans, time allocation patterns of men and women with different work and family configurations, and momentary assessments of subjective wellbeing.

 

12:00 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
007
Location
Royal Palm 4

This workshop aims to promote awareness of and expertise in the IPUMS data archive. IPUMS consists of integrated census and survey data from the United States and around the world.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 3

Felichism Kabo, Penny Pierce

Discussant: Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Presider: Silvia Bartolic

 

12:15 PM
2:00 PM
Session #
008
Location
Royal Palm 2

This session will focus on one topic: an analysis of person-role two-mode networks.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 4

Rob Palkovitz, Katrina Akande

Discussants: Geoffrey Brown and Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan

Presider: Kevin Shafer

12:15 PM
2:00 PM
Session #
009
Location
Royal Palm 3

This session will focus on two topics: father-child relationship quality and father involvement models With multiple mothers.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 5

Brooke McQuerry Tuttle, Sarah Butterbaugh, Nathan Wood

Discussant: Joe Grzywacz

Presider: Tara Wyatt

 

2:15 PM
4:00 PM
Session #
010
Location
Royal Palm 2

This session will focus on two topics: Conceptualization of Command Presence Carryover, and Female Identity Development.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Workshop 3

Kari Adamsons, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of HDFS at the University of Connecticut.

 

3:00 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
012
Location
Royal Palm 1

This workshop will explore the art and science of creating theoretically sound mid-range models deductively, inductively, and abductively (combining deductive and inductive processes).

Conference Session
Board/Committee
3:00 PM
6:30 PM
Session #
013
Location
Stratford

This meeting is for members of the CFLE Advisory Board only.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 7

Katherine Allen; Abbie Goldberg; Ana Jaramillo-Sierra; Jennifer Hardesty; Megan Haselschwerdt; Kimberly Crossman

Discussant: Elizabeth Sharp

 

4:15 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
014
Location
Royal Palm 3

This session will feature a draft of the Feminist Theories and Grounded Theory chapters for the upcoming Sourcebook.

Conference Session
Board/Committee

Presiders: Bethany Cox, NCFR Member Relations Manager, and Diane Cushman, NCFR Executive Director

5:30 PM
7:00 PM
Session #
015
Location
Sunrise

This is a meeting of the NCFR Section Chairs and staff only.

Conference Session
TCRM

Presiders: Sylvia Bartolic and Justin Dyer, 2018 TCRM Chairs

6:15 PM
7:15 PM
Session #
016
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6

Open to all TCRM Workshop registrants following the conclusion of Tuesday's program.

Conference Session
Board/Committee

Presider: Nate Cottle, ACB President

7:15 PM
9:15 PM
Session #
017
Location
Sunrise

This is a meeting of Affiliate Councils Board (ACB) members only.

Conference Session
TCRM

Presiders: Kari Adamsons, April Few-Demo, Christine Proulx, and Kevin Roy, Sourcebook Editors

7:15 PM
8:45 PM
Session #
018
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6

This meeting is open to all registered participants of the 2018 TCRM Workshop and/or the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference.

Conference Session
Board/Committee

Presider: Anisa M. Zvonkovic, 2017-2019 NCFR Board President

7:15 AM
8:30 AM
Session #
102
Location
Sunrise

This is a meeting of the NCFR Board of Directors and Section Chairs only.

Conference Session
Board/Committee

Presider: Deborah B. Gentry, NCFR Academic Program Liaison

7:30 AM
9:30 AM
Session #
103
Location
Towne

This is a meeting of the CFLE Academic Program Review Committee members only.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 8

Miranda N. Berrigan, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Jill Yavorsky, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan

Discussants: David Johnson and Adam Galovan

Presider: Spencer James

 

8:00 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
104
Location
Royal Palm 2

Using survey and time-diary data from couples, we examine the demographic, personality, and gender predictors of the overestimation and underestimation of labor.

Conference Session
TCRM
TCRM Paper Session 9

Caroline Sanner, Lawrence Ganong, Karen K. Melton, Camilla Hodge, Mat Duerden

Discussants: Stan Knapp and Ramona Oswald

Presider: David Bell

 

8:00 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
105
Location
Royal Palm 3

This session has two papers: Families Are Socially Constructed: What This Means for Researchers; and Creation of Family Experiences: Conceptualizing Divergent and Convergent Experiences of Family Time

Conference Session

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

8:00 AM
11:00 AM
Session #
106
Location
Dover

The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) exam will be offered via paper and pencil format onsite at the NCFR Annual Conference. To qualify to sit for the exam you need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1 (Invited Presenter Symposium)

Celene Domitrovich, Ph.D., Georgetown University Medical Center, Robert Nix, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Karen Bierman, Ph.D. and Brenda Heinrichs, Ph.D., Penn State University; Sukhdeep Gill, Ph.D., Penn State University; Celene Domitrovich, Ph.D., Georgetown University Medical Center; Robert Nix, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Sukhdeep Gill, Ph.D., Penn State University-York; Kishor Shrestha, Ph.D., Global Family Village, Nepal

Discussant: Carla Peterson, Ph.D., Iowa State University; Chair: Sukhdeep Gill, Ph.D., Penn State University-York

Organized by the Families and Health Section

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
107
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

Symposium organized by the Families and Health Section will present theoretical developments to helping early education and family support programs achieve their goals. This session will be live streamed.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1

Julie Leventhal, Hope Garcia, Sharon M. Ballard, Sandy Lookabaugh, Jennifer E. Greiving, Ruben Anguiano, Catherine Solheim, Robin G. Yaure, Debra L. Berke, Robert Reyes

Discussant: Alan Taylor; Chair: Robin G. Yaure

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
108
Location
Pacific Salon 1

This symposium is designed for those who are considering starting a study abroad course or program as well as those who have significant experience with one.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 1

Jillian Caldwell, Jeremiah Grissett, Hector Nolasco, Carolyn Henry, Dee Hill-Zuganelli, Tennant Kirk, Lydia DeFlorio, Adrienne Edwards, Amber Beliakoff, Jennifer Rojas-McWhinney, Angela Bell, Andrea Hellman, Ximena Uribe-Zarain, Alexis Gonzalez

Facilitator: Karen Myers-Bowman

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
109
Location
Royal Palm 1

This session's four papers cover topics related to: family maintenance systems; improving kindergarten readiness in appalachia; SES-differences in mathematical knowledge; and best practices for engaging parents of English learners.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 1

Peipei Hong, Ming Cui, Hayley Love, Hayley Love, Ross May, Ming Cui, Frank Fincham, Peipei Hong, Samantha Howard, Woosang Hwang, Eunjoo Jung, Yue Zhang, Seong Hee Kim, Hye Lim Sin, Zhenqiang Zhao, Jenny Park, Seonghee Hong, Xun Zhang, Mark Lopez, Helen Stevens, Leanne Sheeran, Wendy Middlemiss

Facilitator: Wendy Middlemiss

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
110
Location
Royal Palm 4

This session's five papers cover helicopter parenting topics related to: self control, mental health, parent gender, college students' academic outcomes, and responding to infants' cries. 

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 1

Austin Mace, Ron Cox, Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, Anayeli Lopez, Omhagain Dayeen, Angela Atencio, Mariana del Hierro, Bolormaa Begzsuren, Khadija Alqurashi, David Green, Susan Chuang, David Este, Ross Parke, Laura Aguiar, Gonca Soyer, Diana Cedeno, Autumn Bermea, Michelle Toews

Facilitator: Melissa Delgado

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
111
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6

Lightning papers organized by the Ethnic Minorities Section. 

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 1

Lindsay Edwards, Katelyn Coburn, Christi McGeorge, Mary Nedela, Heather Beeson

Facilitator: Ashley Walsdorf

 

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
112
Location
Pacific Salon 3

This session's four papers on sexual orientation and gender identity cover topics related to: the Scale of Internalized Trans Stigma (SITS),  Christian pastors’ advice to family therapists, bisexual people of color, and curriculum for LGBTQIA couples.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1

Rachel Savasuk-Luxton, Megan L. Haselschwerdt, Francesca Adler-Baeder , Kathleen Hlavaty, Megan L. Haselschwerdt, Megan L. Haselschwerdt, Camille Carlson, Kathleen Hlavaty, Andrea L. Roach, Lidia Tinoco

Discussant: Jennifer L. Hardesty; Chair: Megan L. Haselschwerdt

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
113
Location
Pacific Salon 2

This symposium, comprised of four distinct studies that utilize different methodological approaches, will highlight the complexity within ITV with implications for future research, as well as prevention and intervention efforts with IPV-exposed youth.

Conference Session
Board/Committee
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
114
Location
Sunset

Opportunity for Section Executive Committee Officers to meet, network and exchange ideas. This is a meeting of NCFR Section executive committee officers only.

Conference Session

Presider: Deborah B. Gentry, CFLE Academic Program Liaison

9:45 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
115
Location
Towne

Representatives of NCFR CFLE-approved programs are encouraged to come for a time of networking. Ask questions about achieving and/or maintaining Academic Program approval, the Abbreviated Application Process, and more.

Conference Session
Special Session
Special Session

David Klein, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
116
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

This session will be live streamed.

Organized by and made possible with the support of the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop.

Conference Session
Reception

Host/Facilitator: Leigh A. Leslie, 2017-2019 NCFR Board President-Elect

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
117
Location
San Diego/Golden West

If it's your first time attending the NCFR conference, you're invited to the Newcomers Welcome to meet fellow attendees and learn about the conference and NCFR.

Sponsored by Texas Tech University

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 2

Jessie Piper, Erin Yelland, Kaylee Seyferth, Kari Eller, Catherine O'Neal, Evin Richardson, Jay Mancini, Davina Quichocho, Mallory Lucier-Greer

Facilitator: Jennifer Camacho

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
118
Location
Royal Palm 1

This session's four papers cover topics related to: the "Gray for a Day" program, Yazidi adolescent girl well-being, military members’ and their spouses’ connection to their community, and adolescent siblings’ anxiety in military families.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 2

Benjamin Burke, Amy Rauer, Jakob F. Jensen, Amy Rauer, Sae Hwang Han , Jeremy Yorgason, Heejeong Choi, Jinhee Kim, Melanie Hill, Mallory Millett

Discussant: Ashton Chapman; Chair: Amy Rauer

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
119
Location
Pacific Salon 1

This symposium, comprised of scholars in the fields of family science, human development, marital and family therapy, and gerontology, emphasizes the importance of conceptualizing adult health and well-being dyadically.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 2

Karina Shreffler, Stacy Tiemeyer, Meagan Meadows, Julia McQuillan, Arthur Greil, Allison Goderwis, Jason Hans, Carolyn Sutter, Barbara Fiese, Alexandra Lundquist, Erin Davis, Brent McBride, Sharon Donovan, Tiffany Spierling, Karina Shreffler, Tara Wyatt, Stacy Tiemeyer, Tristan Spierling, Elizabeth Finley, Jacob Christenson, Brandon Hollie, Casey McGregor, Joyce Arditti

Facilitator: Karina Shreffler

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
120
Location
Royal Palm 4

Lightning papers organized by the Families & Health Section. 

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 2

Jordan Arellanes, Brenda Lohman, Kimberly Osborne, Erinn Duprey, Margaret Caughy, Assaf Oshri, Anthony Ferraro, Ian Waldick, Karen Oehme, Merani Rivarola, Renada Goldberg, Debra Fitzpatrick, LaKisha David, Diamond Thomas, Christy Lleras, Sailaja Subramaniam, Marsha Carolan, Jennifer Del Mundo, Karen Quek

Facilitator: Anne Farrell

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
121
Location
Royal Palm 3

Lightning papers organized by the Family Policy Section. 

Conference Session
Roundtable
Concurrent Sessions 2

Hoa Nguyen, Erika Grafsky, Jennifer Lambert-Shute, Tabitha McCoy, Heather Kelley, Ashley LeBaron, E. Jeffrey Hill, Randi Cowdery, Naveen Jonathan, Gita Seshadri, Monique Willis, Lisa Van Loo, D. Scott Sibley, Taylor Lupo, Hillary Schraufnagel, Hanna Stoffel, Ashley Martin-Cuellar, Zoe Cornwell

Facilitator: Rachel Tambling

 

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
122
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6

18 different speakers will present on a topic and lead discussion. At roundtables, participants can visit more than one roundtable discussion during the session.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 2

Abdallah Badahdah, Azza Abdelmoneium, John DeFrain, Sylvia Asay, Sadguna Anasuri, Monysakada Phal, Desiree Seponski, Lorien Jordan, Denise Lewis, Pearl Stewart, Rocco Placenti, Kani Diop, Joseph Grzywacz, Azza Abdelmoneium, Abdullah Badahdah

Facilitator: Sylvia Asay

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
123
Location
Pacific Salon 2

Lightning papers organized by the International Section. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 2 (Invited Presenter Symposium)

Doris I. Cancel-Tirado, Ph.D., Western Oregon University; Sarah Feeney, Ph.D., CFLE, Central Washington University ; Mónica Olvera, Ph.D., Oregon State University , Roudi Nazarinia Roy, Ph.D., CFLE, California State University, Long Beach; Yolanda Mitchell,Ph.D., University of North Texas; Anthony James, Ph.D., Miami University; Lover Chancler, Ph.D., University of Central Missouri , Ijeoma Opara, Ph.D. Candidate, Montclair State University; Tiffany L. Brown, Ph.D., California State University, Long Beach; Veronica R. Barrios, Ph.D., Miami University-Ohio, Angela Locks, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Nuñez, Ed.D., California State University, Long Beach

Codiscussants: Farrell Webb, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge; Joseph Grzywacz, Ph.D., Florida State University; Chair: Roudi Nazarinia Roy, Ph.D., CFLE, California State University, Long Beach

 

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
124
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

Many scholars and practitioners are familiar with the systematic racism that exists within their communities. Yet what have we done to model change for the racial/ethnic minority communities we study and serve? This session will be live streamed.

Organized by the Ethnic Minorities Section.

Conference Session
Poster
Poster Symposia: Emotion Regulation in Military Fathers; Cancer and Family Roles; Influences on Underage Drinking; Finances and Romantic Relationships
11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
125
Location
Town and Country

87 total posters in this session. Topics include marriage, Family Life Education, teaching Family Science, coparenting and stepfamilies, health care and costs, and more. 

Conference Session
Workshop
Invited Presenter Workshop

Leaders: Kristi Williams, Ph.D., Editor, Journal of Marriage and Family; Jason Hans, Ph.D., Editor, Family Relations; Mark Fine, Ph.D., Incoming Editor, Journal of Family Theory & Review

 

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
126
Location
Pacific Salon 1

This is a time when those who wish to submit manuscripts for NCFR journals will learn about the process. There will be time for questions from the audience.

Conference Session
Section Meeting

Presider: Michael Goodman, Section Chair

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
127
Location
Royal Palm 4

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

Conference Session
Section Meeting

Presider: Kari Adamsons, Section Chair

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
128
Location
Pacific Salon 2

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

Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting

Presiders: Amber Seidel and Ashley Ermer, Focus Group Cochairs

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
129
Location
Royal Palm 1

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting

Presiders: Katie Barrow, Erin S. Lavender-Stott, Focus Group Cochairs

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
130
Location
Royal Palm 2

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

Conference Session
Focus Group Meeting

Presider: Ahlishia Shipley, Focus Group Chair

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
130A
Location
Royal Palm 3

Focus groups have discussions on specific interests. They are open to all members.

Conference Session
Board/Committee

Presider: Kimberly Crossman, Students and New Professionals Board Rep

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Session #
131
Location
Sunrise

This is a meeting of the members of the Students and New Professionals Leadership Council only.

Conference Session
Plenary
Opening Plenary Session

This session will be live streamed

Nora Spinks is Chief Executive Officer, The Vanier Institute of the Family, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Facilitator: Bahira Sherif Trask, 2018 NCFR Program Chair

Register for live stream

1:00 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
132
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family, presents the Wednesday opening plenary session. This session will be live streamed. 

Sponsored by Regents of the University of Minnesota, through its Department of Family Social Science