Update from UN Representatives // Fertility Rate // Working with Stepfamilies 

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National Council on Family Relations

NCFR Weekly Zippy News

March 13, 2019

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  1. NCFR Announces 2019 Elected Officers
  2. Journal of Family Theory & Review Issue on Family Policy is Free and Open to Public
  3. NCFR's UN Ambassadors Active in 2019 Commissions
  4. Our Most Popular Webinars, Available 24/7
  5. Post Your Job Opening with NCFR
  6. Fertility Rate of U.S. Hispanic Women in Decline
  7. Attend an Advanced Clinical Training on Working with Stepfamilies
  8. Upcoming Events for Family Scholars and Practitioners
  9. Resources for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April
  10. Zippy's Video of the Week: Why Microwaved Grapes Explode
  11. Employment Opportunities

2019 election results

NCFR Announces 2019 Elected Officers

Congratulations to the following NCFR members upon being elected to serve as members of the NCFR Board of Directors beginning in November 2019 (left to right in photo above):

Additionally, NCFR members were also elected to board committees and section leadership positions. Congratulations to all newly elected officers, and thank you for your dedication to leadership at NCFR!

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NCFR Journals
Journal of Family Theory & Review Issue on Family Policy is Free and Open to Public

JFTRThe March 2019 issue of Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR) is now free and open to the public. It is a special issue centered on family policy, guest-edited by NCFR members Karen Bogenschneider, Ph.D., and Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., CFLE.

In addition to articles by researchers who have worked in policy, three policymakers (one Democrat and two Republicans ) were invited to write commentaries.

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United Nations
NCFR's UN Representatives Active in 2019 UN Sessions

NCFR's representatives to the United Nations, Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE, and Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D., have had a busy few months of U.N.-related activity.

They attended the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) in February, and are currently attending the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63).

This U.N. update provides an overview and resources from these two sessions, and a look at the progress of U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and their role in family research.

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On-Demand Education
Our Most Popular Webinars, Available 24/7 for Your Classroom or Continuing Education

circumplexNCFR's on-demand webinars offer a variety of continuing education and learning experiences for family scholars and practitioners, and they're available to watch on your own schedule.

Family researchers and practitioners like you have gained valuable insights from these recent popular webinars, available for purchase:

Discounts on classroom licenses are available for NCFR members and those with CFLE-approved programs. All webinars are approved for CFLE hours of continuing education credit.

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Post Your Job Opening with NCFR

Jobs in Zippy News Go Out to Over 13,000 Subscribers

Are you looking for great candidates for your organization's family-related job opening? Post your job with NCFR and reach thousands of potential candidates with knowledge and skills in Family Science and other family-related disciplines.

Job listings in Zippy News are routinely the most clicked links each week. In addition to appearing here in Zippy News, your job opening will appear in the NCFR Jobs Center where candidates can easily search and find your posting.

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Data Trends
Fertility Rate of U.S. Hispanic Women in Decline

A new report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families finds that while the fertility rate of all U.S. women has dropped, some of the largest declines of the past decade have been among Hispanic women.

“Hispanics are in essence catching up to their peers,” said Lina Guzman, Ph.D., co-principal investigator of the center, commenting in an article from the New York Times on this topic.

If Hispanic fertility continues to decline, it may push the total U.S. fertility rate further below replacement level. The report by Marta Alvira-Hammond documents these trends in more detail.

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Advanced Clinical Training
Working with Clients in Stepfamily Relationships

May 3-4, 2019 // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

family of 4Leading stepfamily clinicians and scholars will offer training on working with clients in stepfamily relationships including NCFR members Patricia Papernow, Ph.D., Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D., CFLE, and Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Ph.D., CFLE.

The training provides practical recommendations, introduces a research-validated group education program, and gives an overview of an evidence base behind these offerings. This training is useful for therapists, guidance counselors, mediators, divorce coaches, family lawyers, and others who work with structurally complex families.

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Upcoming Events for Family Scholars and Practitioners

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Promote Prevention in Your Community
Resources for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

A partnership of U.S. organizations and parents have developed the following resources to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote child and family well-being.

Based on the protective factors and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) approach, the resources provide information to keep children safe and families strong in supportive communities.

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Zippy's Video of the Week

Why Microwaved Grapes Explode!

Putting grapes in the microwave and watching them burst into flames has been a favorite pastime of many an amateur scientist, even predating the Internet. Real scientists, meanwhile, have recently gained some important insights from studying this phenomena up close, which could have major implications in future scientific developments.

fire up this video

Employment Opportunities

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