Call for Proposals
2021 TxCFR Annual Conference
Thursday, March 4th - Friday, March 5th
UPDATE: This conference has be moved to a virtual event!
Please plan to submit and present virtually.
Program Vice President:
Janis Henderson, Ph.D.
J. Henderson Education Services
Promoting Healthy Families: Texas Family Support Systems
TxCFR invites proposals from new and established professional practitioners, educators, and researchers from universities, state agencies, non-profit organizations, and private practice and from graduate and undergraduate students. The TxCFR Annual conference has a history of bringing together people whose work in these areas promote wellbeing and resilience in Texas families.
The 2021 Annual Conference will focus on existing networks of family support across the state as well as on developing new partnerships between family science and family service entities and individuals. Proposals centered on the conference theme, Texas Family Support Systems, are especially encouraged; however, all topics related to family are welcome.
We hope you will join us in Austin for the 2021 Annual Conference.
Proposals may be submitted in the following categories:
Papers (Practice, Policy, or Original Research)
Workshops (1-Hour Interactive Presentation)
Professional Poster Presentations
Additionally, students may submit to the 4th Annual TxCFR Student Poster Competition by December 15th. Separate guidelines will be posted on this website soon.
CRITERIA FOR PROPOSALS
Consistent with the standards outlined by the National Council on Family Relations, TxCFR proposals must 1) describe work that has progressed sufficiently to allow the presenter to prepare a polished presentation in time for the conference, 2) utilize a method of research or practice that is appropriate and rigorous, 3) be clearly written and logically organized, 4) demonstrate a strong connection to research, theory, policy, and/or practice, and 5) include 3 measurable objectives. Please see the sample objectives created by the National Council on Family Relations below for guidance.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the [insert title here] family program.
To analyze the [insert family policy here] from a family perspective.
To demonstrate return on investments families provide in health care.
Note that these are only examples. Your objectives do not need to include this specific wording.
Before submitting your proposal, be sure you are prepared to include the following elements:
Author(s) and credentials
Preferred presentation format
Short abstract (including your title and the 100-word synopsis of your proposal--do NOT list the authors of the proposal)
Long proposal: Long proposals for professional Papers, Workshops, Roundtable Discussions, and Poster Presentations
Must include the title, a summary of 500 - 1000 words, a maximum one pages of references, and an optional maximum of two pages of figures/tables--do NOT list the authors of the proposal. This will be used for blind review. Please submit a PDF file. Generally, the following components should be included in long proposals for professional submissions:
Method of Research or Practice
Analysis and Preliminary Results/Conclusions
Implications for Policy/Research/Practice
REVIEW AND NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
A submissions indicates agreement at least one author will attend the conference and present if the submitted proposal is accepted. Please note that any author or co-author who attends the conference must register and pay the appropriate registration fee.
Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Notifications will be sent by December 1st.
Submit Your Proposal
All proposals will be peer-reviewed in a blind review process to determine acceptance. If accepted to present, any author that is presenting must register for the TxCFR 2021 Conference. Before you begin completing your submission form, please have your short abstract and your long abstract prepared in MS Word/DocX or PDF files ready. If you have multiple proposals to submit, please submit each one separately. Please do NOT use a phone, mobile device, or tablet to complete this proposal. Please use a computer.