FMSC Participates in NCFR Annual Conference
November 25, 2014
Members of the Department of Family Science (FMSC) participated in and presented at the 2014 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference this November in Baltimore. The conference brought multi-disciplinary family professionals together to share the latest research on families, considering implications in practice and policy. This year's theme, Families at the Nexus of Global Change, sought to examine the multiple facets of globalization and its impact on families from a multidisciplinary perspective. Founded in 1938, the NCFR is the oldest multi-disciplinary professional organization that focuses on family research, practice, and education. Their mission is to provide an educational forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establish professional standards, and work to promote family well-being.
Presentations from FMSC included 10 faculty, six graduate students, and eight alumni on topics ranging from military families to food security to parental involvement. FMSC Professor and Chair Dr. Elaine Anderson moderated a special session, 'Administering a Humane Workplace: the Influence of Feminism and Social Justice.' The panel included a presentation by Dr. Anderson and Associate Professor Dr. Leigh Leslie on how to bring an inclusive perspective to administration in the academic workplace, integrating components of feminist and social justice principles into their presentations.
For a full listing of FMSC presentations visit this associated link.
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