2001 Conference: Families, Stress, and Coping: Bridging Theory and Practice

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.”

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Read the 2001 Work–Life Summit Program

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.”

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Mavis Hetherington gave the Burgess Award Address: “Intimate Pathways: Changing Patterns in Close Personal Relationships Across Time.”

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.

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 2001 conference programRead the conference program


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