Family Policy Section Updates

Morgan Cooley, Ph.D., LCSW, Anthony Ferraro, Ph.D., CFLE, Jordan Arellanes, Ph.D., and Susan Meyerle, Ph.D., section officers
/ NCFR Report, Fall 2021

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Hello, section members and colleagues! We hope that you are healthy and well. We wanted to highlight a few of the virtual conference offerings hosted or co-sponsored by the Family Policy Section and to encourage you to register for the annual NCFR 2021 conference.

Invited Symposia

  • When Research Harms: An Open Dialogue and Reflection on the Past, Present, and Future of Family Scholarship (cosponsored by the Family Policy Section; Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section; and Research and Theory Section)

  • Antiracist Child Welfare Practice, Research, and Policymaking

Special Session

  • Black Women’s Reproductive (In)Justice (cosponsored by the Feminism and Family Studies Section; Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Families Section; Families and Health Section; Family Policy Section; and Education and Enrichment Section)

Interactive Workshop

  • Meaningfully and Ethically Engaging “Lived Experience Expertise” in Research: Considerations and Resources from Child Welfare System Stakeholders


  • Family as a Source of Hope and Healing for Those in Foster Care and Adoption: Future Research Directions and Intersections with Practice and Policy

  • Family Resilience in Managing Economic Stress

In addition to these sessions, we have a wonderful selection of posters and will hold our section meeting on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 4 (more details to come through the discussion board). We are excited about the program and hope to see you virtually in November!