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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This printed list with all presentation titles and presenter names, is updated weekly.

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Showing 1 - 25 of 25 Session(s)
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 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
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3 (Invited Presenter Symposium)

Daphne Hernandez, Ph.D., University of Houston, Briana Routh, Ph.D., Montana State University, Kimberly Greder, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS, Iowa State University, Brenda J. Lohman, Ph.D., MS, Iowa State University, Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School

Discussant/Chair: Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School

3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
134
Location
Pacific Salon 1

Experts in the field of Families and Health will present on how they are utilizing biological measures and innovative technologies in their families and health studies.

Organized by the Families and Health Section.

Conference Session
Workshop
Concurrent Sessions 4

Corey Huck, Sterlng Wall, Cuiting Li, Nikki Euhardy, Kristie Rauter-Egge, Dallas Stelter, Taylor Christiansen, Brianne Parlier, Kylie Kirkeeng, Mallory Price, Darby Schmidt, Lucas Vincent

 

4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
148
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6
Conference Session
Poster
Poster Symposia: Families and Finance; Relational Aggression and IPV
6:00 PM
7:15 PM
Session #
154
Location
Town and Country

90 total posters in this session. Topics include adoption and foster care; biracial families, racial socialization; adolescence and Hispanic/Latino youth; work-family issues; and more.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5 (Invited Presenter Symposium)

M. Lelinneth (Len) B. Novilla, MD, MPH, Brigham Young University; Mary Elizabeth Hughes, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Nomi Weiss-Laxer, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Anne W. Riley, B.S.N., M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School

Discussant/Chair: AliceAnn Crandall, Ph.D., Brigham Young University

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
209
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

Experts in the field of Families and Health will address how the family has largely been ignored in public health, and how the family can be integrated into public health teaching, practice, and research.This session will be live streamed.

Organized by the Families and Health Section.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 5

Sarah Curtiss, Aaron Ebata, Layton Reesor, Jerika Ruiz, Daphne Hernandez, Josh Novak, Julie Gast, Travis Dorsch, Dina Izenstark, Aaron Ebata, Amber Hammons, Elizabeth Villegas, Margarita Teran-Garcia, Barbara Fiese, Jeffrey Cookston, Gretchen George, Alyssa Parsons, Kelly Bost, Brent McBride, Barbara Fiese

Facilitator: Daphne Hernandez

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
213
Location
Royal Palm 2

Lightning papers organized by the Families & Health Section. 

Conference Session
Poster
Poster Symposia: Internet Use in Japan and U.S.; LGBTQ Intersectional Identities
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
221
Location
Town and Country

89 total posters in this session. Topics include How Social Media and Technology Affect Relationships; Intimate Partner Violence; Military Families; Family Formation; Siblings; Rural Families; and more.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 6

Paul R. Springer, Richard J. Bischoff, Rochelle L. Dalla, Cody S. Hollist, Natalie Williams, Julie A. Tippens; Discussant: Jerica Berge; Chair: Paul Springer

 

1:30 PM
2:45 PM
Session #
231
Location
Pacific Salon 2

The purpose of this symposium is to present four unique papers that highlight the challenges and lessons learned in doing global research among difficult-to-reach populations.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7

Elizabeth Villegas, Viridiana Luna, Bridget Hannon, Barbara Fiese, Margarita Teran-Garcia , Brianna Routh, Kimberly Greder, Margarita Teran-Garcia, Ghaffar Ali Hurtado Choque, Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Jane Lanigan, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez; Discussant: Angela Wiley; Co:chairs: Elizabeth Villegas, Brianna Routh

 

3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
241
Location
Royal Palm 3

Through an ecological framework, we will discuss the process of program development, culturally tailoring, and implementation of three different family-based wellness programs targeted toward Latinos.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 7

Sihong Liu, Assaf Oshri, Jing Zhang, Natasha Slesnick, Junhan Cho, Steven Kogan, Alicia Smith, Spencer Bradshaw, Mazie Zielinski, Natira Mullet, Lindsey Hawkins, Megan Story, Olivia Diggs, Tricia Neppl

Facilitator: Katharine Didericksen

3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
242
Location
Royal Palm 4

Lightning papers organized by the Families & Health Section. 

Conference Session
Section Meeting

Presider: Jerica Berge, Section Chair

6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Session #
250
Location
Pacific Salon 2

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

Conference Session
Section Meeting
7:30 PM
8:45 PM
Session #
252
Location
Pacific Salons 2 and 3

After the individual meetings of each section (sessions 249, 250, and 251), a joint session will follow featuring multiple cross-section roundtables.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8 (Invited Presenter Symposium)

Ani Yazedjian, Ph.D., Illinois State University; Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota; Joseph Grzywacz, Ph.D., Florida State University; Lynn Morin, M.A., National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Moderator: Tammy Henderson, Ph.D., CFLE, Lamar Uiversity; Chair: Anne Farrell, Ph.D., Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
312
Location
Pacific Salon 3

Participants will leave with specific strategies for developing fundable research that helps advance the knowledge base as well as promoting family well-being.

Organized by the Ethnic Minorities, Families and Health, and Family Policy Sections.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8

Kale Monk, Bryan Abendschein , Christina Marini, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Melissa Franks, Steve Wilson, Dave Topp, Sharon Christ, Jacqueline C. Pflieger, Ben Porter, Carlos E. Carballo, Valerie A. Stander, Nida H. Corry , Lauren M. Ruhlmann, Briana S. Nelson Goff, Joshua R. Novak, Caroline Fuss, Taylor Gnagi, Michael Schiferl

Discussant: Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth; Chair: Christina M. Marini

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
313
Location
Royal Palm 1

This symposium brings together a collection of papers focused on links between mental health and relational functioning among military couples.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 8

Aurora Jackson, Jeong Kyun Choi, Dayoung Bae, Meejung Chin, Kandauda A. S. Wickrama, Jeong Kyun Choi, Gilbert Gilbert Parra, Qingyu Jiang, Mark Pettit, Evin Richardson, Ted Futris, Jerry Gale, Jacquelyn Mallette, Evin Richardson, Ted Futris, Hunter Stanfield, James Bates, Alan Taylor, Luke Russell, Chang Su-Russell, Jonathon Beckmeyer

Facilitator: Luke Russell

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
314
Location
Royal Palm 2

Lightning papers organized by the Families & Health Section. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Invited Presenter Symposium

Twyla J. Hill, Ph.D., Wichita State Univ., Stacy Tiemeyer, M.A., Oklahoma State University; Tammy Henderson, Ph.D., Lamar University; Yoshinori Kamo, Ph.D.; Karen A. Roberto, Ph.D.; Minh Dinh; Kavitha Penugonda

Discussant: Yawen Li, Ph.D., San Diego State University; Chair: Amber Seidel, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
320
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

This symposium highlights established scholars exploring gender, particularly adult son’s involvement in caregiving, the impact of aging in place across generations, and older adults’ losses and hopes after surviving Hurricane Katrina. This session will be live streamed.

Organized by the Family and Health Section.

Conference Session
Poster
Poster Symposia: Human Sexuality and Self-Esteem; FLE Methodologies to Teach Future Educators; Technology and Families; Emerging Adult Relationships
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
322
Location
Town and Country

88 total posters in this session. Topics include Immigrant Populations, Culture, and Transgenerational Issues; Policies That Impact Families; Relationship Education; LGBTQ+; Gender/Transgender; and more.

Conference Session
Special Session
Concurrent Sessions 9 (Special Session)

Pauline Boss, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Facilitator: Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota

 

This session will be live streamed

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1:30 PM
2:45 PM
Session #
330
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

Pauline Boss, Ph.D., is widely recognized for her groundbreaking research on the theory of ambiguous loss. This session will be live streamed.

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

Organized by the Families and Health, Family Therapy, and Research and Theory Sections.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 10

AliceAnn Crandall, Elizabeth Powell, Gracie Bradford, Brianna Magnusson, Len Novilla, Carl Hanson, Michael Barnes, Roy Bean, Pooja Brar, Jodi Dworkin, Sonya Brady, Julie Cederbaum, Jingwen Zhang, John Jemmott, Loretta Jemmott, Katherine Dorman, Larry Forthun, Rosemary Barnett, Emily Simpson, Courtney Lincoln, Christine McCauley Ohannessian, Kevin Shafer, Nathan Robbins, Andrew Renick

Facilitator: Brianna Roth

3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
342
Location
Royal Palm 3

Lightning papers organized by the Families & Health Section. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 10

Jerica M. Berge, Jeremy Yorgason, Melanie Hill, Ron Hager , Amber J. Seidel, Mirta Casewell , Mary Marshall

Discussant/Moderator: Erin Yelland; Organizer and Chair: Amber J. Seidel

3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
343
Location
Royal Palm 4

This symposium highlights that across different disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological approaches and diverse populations, community-based research is a potentially rich and vibrant way to connect with the community and engage in health-based scholarship.

Conference Session
Poster
Poster Symposia: LGBT Family Diversity and Impact on Parenting and Child Development; Statewide Relationship Education; Understanding Risk in Family Contexts
7:45 AM
8:45 AM
Session #
403
Location
Town and Country

87 total posters in this session. Topics include parenting throughout the world; family therapy in a variety of settings; marriage and parenting in different settings; and more.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Session 11

Natalie Williams, Pompeia Villachan-Lyra, Cody Hollist, Christine Marvin, Emmanuelle Chavez, Leopoldo Barbosa, Naomi Wheeler, Carolyn Scholtes, Elizabeth Skowron, Emma Lyons, Kathleen Johnson, Erinn Duprey, Cui Zehua, Jeri Sasser, Daisy Gallegos, Assaf Oshri, Sarah Steward, Jeffrey Jackson, Susanne Roper, Bertranna Muruthi, Rachel Jumper

Facilitator: Kimberly Greder

11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Session #
408
Location
Royal Palm 2

Lightning papers organized by the Families & Health Section.