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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Showing 1 - 39 of 39 Session(s)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5 (Invited Presenter Symposium)
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
210
Location
Pacific Salon 1

The following symposium provides a variety of diverse experiences within classrooms for how to engage students in these applied experiences that will allow them to utilize the knowledge that they have gained.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
215
Location
Royal Palm 4

The goal of this symposium is to highlight a range of conceptual and methodological challenges that impact the study of family relationships across the life course, particularly in mid and late adulthood.

Conference Session
Symposium
Invited Presenter Symposium
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
219
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

This symposium examines the most substantive piece of child welfare reform legislation passed in recent history. It has significant implications for advancing the use of evidence-based practice in child welfare. This session will be live streamed.

Organized by the Family Policy Section.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 6
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 6
1:30 PM
2:45 PM
Session #
234
Location
Pacific Salon 1

This symposium relies on life course and queer theory perspectives to emphasize that age, timing, and social interactions play critical roles in shaping the identities and experiences of sexual minority people and their families..

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 6
1:30 PM
2:45 PM
Session #
235
Location
Royal Palm 5 and 6

The purpose of our symposium is to examine how family members’ relationships with one another and experiences have an impact on the individual and the family as a whole, and the stability of relationships over time.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7 (Invited Presenter Symposium)
3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
237
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

Invited symposium organized by the International Section. Presenters will discuss research in Ghana, South Korea, Portugal, Jamaica, and more. This session will be live streamed.

Organized by the International Section.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
238
Location
Royal Palm 1

This symposium will demonstrate five different ways students can impact the learning that occurs in family related courses and programs through participation in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research, thus essentially co-creating their learning experience.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
240
Location
Pacific Salon 1

This symposium is interested in exploring how cultural intersections and different types of discriminatory experiences impact the health and well-being of African Americans and Latinos.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
243
Location
Pacific Salon 3
Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
245
Location
Pacific Salon 2

The four papers of this symposium utilize innovative approaches to investigate the experiences of trans individuals in a range of contexts, including families, romantic relationships, and schools, and examine how community-level factors have an impact on trans individuals’ wellbeing.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8 (Invited Presenter Symposium)
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
311
Location
Pacific Salon 1

This symposium will include a discussion of research regarding family processes, challenges and successes for those families who have members in different countries. Implications for family researchers and practitioners will be emphasized.

Organized by the Education and Enrichment Section.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8 (Invited Presenter Symposium)
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
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
316
Location
Royal Palm 4

The purpose of this symposium is to highlight how feminist family scholars may be part of the Times Up movement.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
317
Location
Pacific Salon 2

This symposium illustrates cutting-edge extensions linking theories and analytical procedures using data from couples over 25 years.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 8
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
318
Location
Royal Palm 3

This symposium draws on four papers to examine reciprocity at the core of father/child relationships as they unfold in families over time.

Conference Session
Symposium
Invited Presenter Symposium
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 9
1:30 PM
2:45 PM
Session #
331
Location
Pacific Salon 1

This paper symposium focuses on different aspects of diversity: diversity of nation of origin; sexuality; family form, structure, and function; and ability.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 9
1:30 PM
2:45 PM
Session #
333
Location
Royal Palm 2

This symposium explores 4 different types of transnational families from different Asian countries: Korean immigrant women living in the U.S.-Mexico border region; adult former “parachute kids” from Taiwan; low-wage Vietnamese transnational immigrants who returned to their homeland; and Taiwanese immigrant parents raising transnational children in the Boston area.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 10 (Invited Presenter Symposium)
3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
338
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom

The overarching objective of this symposium is to investigate family court decisions regarding custody and visitation of minor children when IPV has been documented in civil and/or criminal court records. This session will be live streamed.

Organized by the Family Policy Section.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 10
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
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 10
3:00 PM
4:15 PM
Session #
344
Location
Pacific Salon 2

The goal of this symposium is to address the underlying issue that has propelled the #MeToo movement -- the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault perpetuated by gender stereotypes.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Session 11
11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Session #
412
Location
Royal Palm 4

This symposium showcases the utility, flexibility, and innovation possible through intensive longitudinal methods, such as daily diary designs.