Mary Jo Czaplewski and Jacqui Fitzpatrick with the Lost Boys of Africa
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The 67th Annual Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Phoenix, AZ, November 16–19. The theme chosen by program chair Jane Gilgun was “The Multiple Meanings of Families.” Local arrangements co-chairs were Leanor Boulin Johnson and Patricia Merk.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The pre-conference sessions were many and varied. The Work–Life Summit, which was supported by the Alliance for Work/Life Professionals, featured: Work–Life Strategies for Arizona’s 21st-Century Workplaces. Keynote speakers were Shelley MacDermid, Marcie Pitt Catsouphes, Kathie Lingle, and Sharon Klun. Read the 2005 Work–Life Summit Program
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 “Promoting the Safety of Women and Their Children When Women Separate from Violent Partners” was well attended. Speakers were Jacquelyn Campbell and Oliver Williams. Another session—“It’s the Law: Family Professionals Make a Difference”—was co-sponsored by the AOC and Education and Enrichment Section. The keynote speaker was Attorney Thomas Woodruff.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Robert Reyes and Edie Lewis coordinated two Diversity forums at the conference. The conference opening plenary session featured a panel with Vern Bengtson, Maxine Hammonds-Smith, and Fernando Torres-Gil on the topic “The New Meanings of Old Age in Cross-cultural Perspectives.”
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Saturday’s plenary session focused on the “Multiple Learnings From Work With Families of 9/11”; panelists were Pauline Boss, Andres Torrens, and Lorraine Beaulieu. This session was dedicated to former NCFR President Paul C. Glick.
¶ 13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 The proceeds from a silent auction went to fund the Arizona Lost Boys of Sudan Center. Exhibits had daily prize drawings and ranged from Southwest jewelry to textbooks.