Family Policy Section Update

Anne Farrell, Ph.D., Morgan Cooley, Ph.D., LCSW, Erica Jordan, Ph.D., CFLE, Anthony Ferraro, Ph.D., CFLE, section officers
/ Fall 2018 NCFR Report

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We are excited about the Family Policy Section (FP) lineup at the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference! Make plans to join us for our annual FP member meeting and the following tri-section event cohosted with the Ethnic Minorities and Family Health Sections. All attendees are welcome to attend the NCFR member meetings. Come out and hear policy-relevant research and support your colleagues! Mark your calendar for the following special sessions and invited symposia.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • Preconference Leadership Workshop for Emerging and Established Leaders in Family Science | Session #002 | 8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

  • Grief and Families Focus Group Meeting | Session #101 | 7–8:15 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • Navigating Disruption and Change in Diverse Families | Session #121 | 10–11:15 a.m.
  • Invited Speaker Symposium: Family First Prevention and Services Act: Enabling Federal Child Welfare Reform Through Research and Evidence Use | Session # 219 | 12–1:15 p.m.
  • Transracial Adoption, Foster Care, and Socialization | Session #243 | 3–4:15 p.m.
  • Family Policy Section Member Meeting followed by Tri-Meeting of Ethnic Minorities, Families and Health, and Family Policy Sections (professional development session with refreshments!) | Sessions #251–252 | 6:30–8:45 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9

  • Invited Symposium: Developing a Funded Translational Research Portfolio in Family Science | Session #312 | 8:30–9:45 a.m. 
  • Invited Symposium: Child Custody and Coparenting Arrangements in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence | Session #338 | 3–4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10

  • Special Session: The Intersection of Gun Violence and Mental Health: Reframing the Policy Dialogue | Session #405 | 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

The full program schedule can be viewed online at