TCRM Proposals Due March 15 // U.S. Marriage-Divorce Ratio // Maternal and Child Health Database // Fostering Gender and Work-Life Inclusion for Faculty

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NCFR Weekly Zippy News

March 6, 2019

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  1. TCRM Preconference Workshop Proposals Due March 15
  2. View Resources on the Effects of Family Separation
  3. Call for Applications: Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family
  4. Call for Articles on Families and Incarceration
  5. Study Finds Responsible Fatherhood Programs Boost Co-Parenting Skills
  6. 2017 Data Reports 2 Marriages for Every 1 Divorce in the U.S.
  7. U.S. Maternal and Child Health Database Tracks Legislation Across Key Health Areas
  8. Scholarships Available for Quantitative Methods of Social Research Summer Workshops
  9. Watch Presentations on Fostering Gender and Work-Life Inclusion for Faculty
  10. Zippy's Video of the Week: The Sounds of Snow Day
  11. 2 New Employment Opportunities

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Call for Proposals Period Now Complete

Thank you to everyone who submitted a conference proposal for the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference! Presenters will be notified by June 1, 2019. 

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2019 NCFR Conference 
Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Preconference Workshop

Proposals are still being accepted for the 2019 TCRM Workshop, a longstanding tradition of the NCFR Annual Conference. Sessions will run from Tuesday, Nov. 19 through the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the conference site in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. Please note there is a new option to submit this year using a Google Form.
  • Volunteers are also needed to review TCRM proposals. Please sign up! This is separate process from the NCFR conference proposal review system.

submit your proposal  |  sign up to review

NCFR Resource Collections
Family Separation Has Harmful, Lasting Effects

Research published and cited by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) demonstrates the importance of keeping families together when they seek asylum or immigration into the U.S. The references in this collection include NCFR articles as well as research and additional resources from other social science organizations.

NCFR will continue to add to this collection as new research becomes available. Your suggestions and contributions are welcome.

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NCFR Journals
Call for Applications: Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family

JMFNCFR seeks nominations and applications for the position of editor of Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF).

The four-year term of the new editor will begin with the publication of the February 2021 issue. However, editorial responsibilities will begin to transfer to the new editor beginning January 2020.

The JMF Editor Search Committee will review application materials beginning Aug. 1, 2019, and anticipates making a selection by Oct. 1, 2019. 

make a nomination

Call for Authors
CFLE Network: Families and Incarceration

Submit Articles by March 15, 2019

networkFamily Life Education can play a role in reducing behaviors that lead to imprisonment and in helping families to cope with the repercussions of having a family member in prison.

NCFR seeks stories and experiences of working with families impacted by incarceration for the spring 2019 issue of CFLE Network, a quarterly newsletter published for Certified Family Life Educators.

Also of interest are articles that detail education programs, prevention strategies, research updates, and resources related to families and incarceration.

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P.S. NCFR is also hiring a part-time editor for CFLE Network. Spread the word!

Member News
Study Finds Responsible Fatherhood Programs Boost Co-Parenting Skills

Holmes and HawkinsNCFR members Erin K. Holmes, Ph.D., and Alan J. Hawkins, Ph.D., led a team of Brigham Young University researchers on a recent meta-analytic study of 270 responsible fatherhood programs aimed at unmarried, never-married, and low-income fathers.

The evaluation found that these programs were successful in having "small but statistically significant effects" in the areas of father involvement, parenting skills, and most notably, co-parenting skills. 

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Data Trends
2 Marriages for Every 1 Divorce in the U.S. 

According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau, there were slightly more than two marriages for every one divorce in the United States for the year 2017. 

A new Family Profile report (FP-19-03) from NCFMR at Bowling Green State University offers a summary and analysis of this finding. NCFMR is co-directed by NCFR members Susan L. Brown, Ph.D., and Wendy D. Manning, Ph.D.  

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Family Policy
U.S. Maternal and Child Health Database Tracks Legislation Across Key Health Areas

The National Conference of State Legislatures has launched the Maternal and Child Health Database, which tracks enacted U.S. state policies across 14 key areas of maternal and child health.

These policy topics include nutrition, mental health, mortality, newborn screening, and more. You can search for legislation by state, topic, keyword, bill sponsor, or bill number. 

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Scholarships Available for Quantitative Methods of Social Research Summer Workshops

Deadline: March 31, 2019

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program provides in-depth, hands-on training in statistical techniques and research methodologies used across the social, behavioral, and medical sciences.

Make a plan for your summer learning! Browse their catalog of more than 80 courses to choose from, and their list of available scholarships open to students, faculty, and researchers from across all social science disciplines. 

view scholarships

Social Science Resources
Watch Presentations on Fostering Gender and Work-Life Inclusion for Faculty

NCFR member Kyung-Hee Lee, Ph.D., was a co-organizer for a recent workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation, titled "Fostering Gender and Work-Life Inclusion for Faculty in Understudied Contexts: An Organizational Science Lens."

Video recordings and speaker abstracts from this workshop are now available online for free. Notable presentations include: 

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Zippy's Video of the Week

The Sounds of Snow Day

It's now March, and for many families across the U.S., spring can not come soon enough. While many parents, teachers, and administrators have found their own creative ways to cope with inclement weather this year, two Oregon principals stand several feet (of snow) above the rest.

When announcing the latest school closure to their community, Justin Corey and Brian Young decided to channel their inner Simon and Garfunkel. This is the sound of snow day.

watch video

Employment Opportunities

Employers: Get your job opening included in Zippy News by posting it in NCFR's online Jobs Center!

Research Faculty - Early Childhood Development
University of Idaho

The University of Idaho seeks an expert in early childhood development to join the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with 50% teaching and advising; 45% scholarship and creative activities; and 5% university service and leadership expectations. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students; develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research program focused on early childhood development; and provide service to the university, region, state, and appropriate professional organizations.

Location: Moscow, Idaho
Required Education: Doctorate (by time of hire)
Application Deadline: Review begins March 18, 2019; open until filled

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Assistant Professor-Family & Consumer Sciences-Tenure Track
Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Family Science beginning fall 2019. Other responsibilities include conducting research; pursuing external grant funding; collaborating with department faculty; and providing service to the department, college, university, community, and professional organizations. The successful candidate should have earned the CFLE credential, or be eligible to do so within one year. 

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Required Education: Doctorate (by August 2019)
Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

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