2001 Annual Conference
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The theme of the 2001 Annual Conference was “Families, Stress, and Coping: Bridging Theory and Practice.” Program chair was Gay Kitson, and the conference took place at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY, November 8–11. The local arrangements liaison was Lyman Wynne.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Pre-conference workshops included the 2001 Work–Life Summit; a Red Cross disaster mental health course led by Jack Herrmann from the University of Rochester Medical Center; the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop; and “How to be a Successful Family Life Educator: Marketing Yourself and Your Programs.”
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Plenary speakers included Charles F. Figley, who spoke on “The Role of Major Life Trauma in Everyday Life”; Robert Staples, who discussed “Black Families and Stress: Close Synonyms of the Third Kind”; and a plenary panel on “Stress and Coping: Advances in Research and Practice,” with panelists Steven Beach, Benjamin R. Karney, Debra Umberson, and Frank Fincham.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 A special Presidential Forum and Town Meeting on the topic of “Family-Centered Community Building” was sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and included Bill Doherty, who spoke on “The Families and Democracy Model”; Robin Jarrett, who discussed “African American Families and Community Projects”; Gilberto Cardenas, who addressed “The Inter-University Consortium for Latino Families”; and Neal Halfon, who spoke on “Community Building: A Comprehensive Family-Centered Approach.”
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Hamilton McCubbin, past NCFR President and Marie Peters awardee, gave the Peters Award Address, titled “Family Stress, Ethnicity and Resiliency: Dangers and Opportunities in the Advancement of Theory, Research and Practice.”
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Several Research Updates for Practitioners were given, and the Public Policy seminar focused on “Educating and Influencing Public Officials,” by Rep. Sharon Weston Broome of Louisiana.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Under the Carver Model of governance, a committee to study the quality of the Annual Conferences was appointed. Members included Bill Allen, Leigh Leslie, Cindy Winter, and five others.
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 That year, emeritus registration fees were instated at the same rate as the student registration fees, to encourage emeritus faculty to attend the Annual Conferences at an affordable price.