Utah affiliate spring 2015 update

The annual conference of the Utah Council of Family Relations will be held April 3, 2015, at Utah State University, in Logan, Utah, with the theme "Relationship Education: Research, Application, and Policy." The conference typically draws attendees from all of the major universities in Utah, and Brigham Young University-Idaho. Dr. Kay Bradford, from Utah State University, is program chair.

Dr. Galena Rhoades, Dr. Alan Hawkins, and Kendy Cox will give plenary addresses. Dr. Rhoades is Research Associate Professor at the University of Denver and author of more than 60 academic articles. Dr. Hawkins has been a visiting scholar with the National Fatherhood Initiative and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. He is author of numerous studies and articles on responsible fatherhood and relationship education. Kendy Cox is the director of Community-Based Training Services for the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. The conference will also feature paper and poster presentations from regional faculty and students. In a preconference session, Dr. Rhoades will provide training on "Within My Reach" to registered attendees. We look forward to an excellent conference!