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2020 TxCFR Annual Conference

Building Resilience Within All Families

Thursday, March 5th - Friday, March 6th

Houston, Texas | Holiday Inn Southwest

Don't forget to renew your TxCFR Membership when you register!


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

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

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


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


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.


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!


  • 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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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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