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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Conference Session
Special Session
Special Session
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
133
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

This session will be live streamed.

Organized by Religion, Spirituality and Family and Ethnic Minorities Sections; made possible with the support of the Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3 (Invited Presenter Symposium)
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 3 (Invited Presenter Workshop)
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
135
Location
Pacific Salon 3

Organized by the Students and New Professionals.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
136
Location
Royal Palm 1
Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
137
Location
Royal Palm 2

Lightning papers organized by the Ethnic Minorities Section. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
138
Location
Royal Palm 4

This symposium will present several papers that use dyadic data analysis techniques on topics relevant to couple and family therapy researchers.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
139
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6
Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
140
Location
Royal Palm 3

This symposium will provide perspectives on Family Life Education programs and activities from Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Australia and South Korea.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
141
Location
Pacific Salon 2

This symposium reviews the contributions of the New Parents Project, a multimethod, longitudinal study of family and child development, at its tenth anniversary, including four new projects.

Conference Session
Board/Committee
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
142
Location
Sunset

This is a meeting of NCFR's Elections Council only.

Conference Session
Special Session
Special Session
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
143
Location
Pacific Salon 1

Organized by the NCFR Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4 (Invited Presenter Symposium)
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
144
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

In this symposium, we invite international family scholars and therapists to speak about intimate partner violence (IPV) in a global context. This session will be live streamed.

Organized by the Family Therapy Section.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
145
Location
Royal Palm 1

This symposium showcases an innovative teaching approach to bring family experiences to life in the classroom via animated vignettes.

Conference Session
Lightning Paper
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
146
Location
Royal Palm 2

Lightning papers organized by the Education & Enrichment Section. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
147
Location
Royal Palm 3

This symposium draws on research conducted, using a range of methods, from local community-based programs that serve fathers of color in four communities across the country.

Conference Session
Workshop
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
148
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6
Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
149
Location
Pacific Salon 2

The symposium focuses on issues that researchers confront in investigating the processes of migration, relocation, and resettlement, and their impact on migrating families in host countries and in countries of origin.

Conference Session
Paper
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Session #
150
Location
Royal Palm 4