NCFR to Build Bridges Between Researchers and Local Agencies Through New Conference Program

During the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference this November in Fort Worth, Texas, NCFR will debut a new local initiative that is planned to recur annually in the location of each future conference. The goal is to create and sustain bidirectional relationships with family-related agencies in each conference host city.

This year's local initiative program is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CT, and is titled Building Bridges Between Researchers and Local Agencies: An Interactive Co-Learning Experience.

During this session, representatives from local agencies will discuss their program along with issues the program is facing and a description of program needs. The objective of the session is for conference participants to learn more about the agencies, their work and experiences of the families with whom the local representatives work, and to begin a dialogue and relationship between local agencies and NCFR members. There will be ample opportunity for panelists and audience members to participate, contribute, and interact with each other in meaningful ways.   

The 2019 session will feature the following professionals and their agencies from the Fort Worth area:

  • Mervil Johnson, M.P.A., Workforce Collaboration Manager, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

  • Shalaina Abioye, M.A., Ed.D. (ABD), Director of Refugee, Veteran and Diocesan Services, Catholic Charities Fort Worth

  • J'Vonnah Maryman, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Director, Family Health Services, Tarrant County Public Health

See full program details here

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