Families and Health Section Update

Kimberly Greder, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS, Section Chair
/ Fall 2019 NCFR Report

2019 Annual Conference

The Families and Health (FH) Section has exciting events planned for the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Please plan to join us!

  • Join us for the preconference workshop, “Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education,” on Tuesday, Nov. 19., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The presenter is Jennifer Rojas-McWhinney, Ph.D., CFLE, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University. This workshop is cosponsored by FH and the Family Therapy Section.
  • Make sure to attend one or more of the excellent FH invited symposia:
    • Mental and Physical Health in the Context of Masculinity and Fathering (also livestreamed)
    • Youth Trauma and Peer Harassment/Discrimination: Associations With Body Image, Dieting, and Obesity
    • Older Families in Daily Life (co-organized with the Issues in Aging Focus Group and livestreamed)
    • Cumulative Influence of Economic, Marital, and Parental Stress on Mental and Physical Health: A Prospective Investigation of Enduring Couples Over 28 Years
    • Sleep and Health Across the Lifespan
    • Shoring up the Capacity of Health Care, Early Childhood and Families to Prevent and Mitigate Toxic Stress: Opportunities and Challenges (co-organized with the Family Policy Section)

Check ncfr.org/2019-schedule for dates and times.

  • The FH section meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. We will have door prizes, networking, and free memberships for newcomers, and we will recognize paper and poster award winners. If you are not a current FH section member, consider coming to our section meeting. From 7:45 to 9 p.m. we will join the Family Policy Section and Ethnic Minorities Section for roundtable discussions.


Families and Health Poster Awards Due Oct. 11, 2019

Do you want to be recognized for the excellent research you are doing? Do you have an outstanding poster that was accepted to the NCFR Annual Conference in the FH Section? If yes, consider submitting your poster to the FH Section Outstanding Student and New Professional Poster Award.

WHO CAN APPLY: Any student or new professional who is a current member of the FH Section and who is the first author on an accepted poster. One award is given in the undergraduate and master students category, and another in the Ph.D. students and new professionals category.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Posters will be judged on their relevance and clear delivery of research content (background, methods, findings, discussion) as well as visual quality.

HOW TO APPLY: Send the following information by Oct. 11, 2019, to the FH Section’s Students and New Professionals representative Carolyn Sutter at [email protected]:

  • One “blinded” PDF of your finalized poster that does not include author or coauthor names or names of affiliated institutions.
  • One “unblinded” PDF of your finalized poster that does include author or coauthor names and affiliations.
  • Your current status as an undergraduate, master’s, or Ph.D. student or new professional.
  • Information regarding your designated poster session time at the NCFR Annual Conference.

AWARD: Award recipients will receive a $100 prize, a certificate, and a ribbon on your poster. You will also be recognized at the Families and Health Section meeting at the annual conference. The award will also look great on your CV and can help offset your conference travel costs! You will be notified via email of your award status before the conference.