2020 TxCFR Annual Conference Highlights

Building Resilience Within All Families

Thursday, March 5th - Friday, March 6th

Holiday Inn Southwest Houston Sugar Land Area

The annual TxCFR Conference brings together practitioners, researchers, students, and others working to serve Texas families. Join us for networking, professional development, and best practices for serving our communities. We are excited about our lineup of practitioners on the front lines strengthening families and our researchers who are engaging in innovative research to inform intervention with families. Join us for conversation and collaboration!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Texas State University!

Holiday Inn Southwest Houston Sugar Land Area

 

11160 Southwest Fwy.

Houston, Texas 77031

Book by February 3rd to receive all benefits!

  • $89 per night group booking rate

  • Complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms and meeting spaces

  • Complimentary self-parking

  • Two complimentary breakfast vouchers included with each booked room for each night of stay when booking through group link

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Featured Events

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Ethics & Technology

Thursday, March 5th

 

Dale Bertram, Ph.D.

Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Campbellsville University

Tony Watkins, LMFT

Clinical Director of MMFT Program

Campbellsville University

8:30 - 11:30 AM ($40 Preconference Registration Fee)

OPENING PLENARY: Cultivating Resilience: Ordinary Magic in the Real World

Thursday, March 5th

 

J. Douglas Coatsworth, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Applied Developmental Science Program

and Mindfulness and Family Resilience Lab

Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

CLOSING PLENARY: Taking It To the Streets: Trauma-Informed Approaches in Action

Friday, March 6th

 

Debra L. Berke, Ph.D., CFLE

Professor and Director of Psychology Programs

Director of the Center for Prevention Science

Wilmington University

FAMILY SERVICE PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASE

For the second year, the TxCFR Annual Conference will highlight select agencies and nonprofit organizations who are working toward resilient families. Our goal is to connect conference attendees with agencies and organizations doing important work for families in Texas. Be sure to visit these tables during the conference.

If you are interested in featuring your agency or nonprofit organization, please contact Dr. Janis Henderson, Program Vice-President Elect, at TexasCFR@gmail.com.

STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION

TxCFR is committed to providing professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Student-driven research projects, research proposals, literature reviews, and position/white papers may be submitted and presented during the competition if they meet eligibility guidelines. For details, please see the 2020 Student Poster Competition Guidelines.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Professionals serving families are invited to present research-focused papers, practice-focused papers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and posters. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues working in Texas and to engage in continuing education and professional development!

Workshops

  • Lead with Intention: Fostering Hope and Resilience through Mindfulness
     

  • A Social Justice Framework to Design an Optimal Learning Environment Model
     

  • "Parents Are Their Children's First Teachers" The Power of Home Based Parent Education (Home Visiting)

Paper Presentations

  • Familial Influence on First-Generation College Students in Human Sciences Programs: Utilizing a Family Systems Perspective to Create Intentional Academic Learning Experiences
     

  • Parents’ Expectation and Participation Among the Ethnically Diverse Low Socioeconomic Population
     

  • Enhancing Early Numeracy though a Parenting Intervention
     

  • Viewing, Posting, and Sharing: Examining the Contributions of Social Media for Romantic Relationship Quality
     

  • Resilience, a Person-Centered Approach
     

  • Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness and Improving Mental Health Literacy: A Systematic Review to Build Resiliency in Adolescents and Their Families Struggling with Anxiety Disorders
     

  • The Experiences of Psychosocial Well-Being Among Asian, Latino/a, and Black College Students: A Comparative Literature Review (Poster Presentation)

Roundtable Discussions

  • Co-Parenting Among Stepfamilies: Empowering Them To Be More Successful
     

  • Using Theory to Explain Ways to Empower Adolescents and Their Families During Divorce
     

  • Themes of Childlessness in Textbooks: An Evaluation of Textbooks Used in Texas High Schools
     

  • Taking the Next Step with the TxCFR Parenting Committee
     

  • Careers in Family Science

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This fee is for professionals who wish to renew their membership or who wish to become voting members of TxCFR. Please note that all current memberships will expire on the first day of the conference. If you wish to renew your membership or if you would like to join TxCFR, you will need to submit this fee.

TxCFR Membership Fee Waived for Students

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Apply to be a Conference Assistant

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for a Conference Assistant position. Benefits include:
 

  • $25 discount on student registration fee

  • Networking with other Conference Assistants and TxCFR members

  • Experience assisting with the coordination of a professional conference

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SPONSORSHIP

  • Acknowledgement as the "Title Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 4 registrations for the TxCFR Conference

  • Acknowledgement as the "Benefactor Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 3 registrations for the TxCFR Conference

  • Acknowledgement as the "Platinum Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 2 registrations for the TxCFR Conference

  • Acknowledgement as the "Gold Sponsor" on all marketing materials (subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Name mentioned on all radio advertisements and press releases (subject to FCC regulations and copy content restrictions)

  • Logo placement on all print ads, online and hard copy registration, and website (sized according to the amount contributed and subject to copy content restrictions)

  • Exhibitor Table at the annual conference

  • 1 registration for the TxCFR Conference

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2020 Conference Program Committee

Shelia Lumar, Ph.D., CFLE, University of North Texas at Dallas, TxCFR President

Greg Brooks, Ph.D., Abilene Christian University, President Elect

Joanne Roberts, Ph.D., Hardin Simmons University, Past President 

Linda Ladd, Ph.D., Psy.D. Texas Woman's University, Secretary

Erica Jordan, Ph.D., CFLE, University of Houston, Vice President, Conference Committee Chair

Janis Henderson, Ph.D., CFLE, Private Practice, Vice President, Conference Committee Co-Chair

Rachel Jumper, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin University, Vice President, Membership Chair

Chris Asikis, M.S., Media/Publications Vice-President (2018-2020)

Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D., CFLE, Stephen F. Austin University, Student/New Professional Program (SNPP) Advisor

Erron Huey, Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, Board Member at Large

Shera Jackson, Ph.D., IBCLC, Texas Tech University, Board Member at Large

Felicia Murray, Ph.D., Tarleton State University, Board Member at Large

Mervil Johnson, MPA, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Board Member at Large

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