Call for Papers: Ethnic Minority and Diverse Fathers // Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Families // CFLE-Approved Programs Update

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NCFR Weekly Zippy News

April 3, 2019

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  1. Johnson University Program Receives CFLE Approval
  2. NCFR Webinar — Adolescent Sexting: What Researchers and Practitioners Need to Know
  3. Member News: 2 Members Receive Early Career Award in Family Life Extension
  4. NCFR Awards: Get Your Colleagues' Research Recognized
  5. April Early View Articles from Journal of Marriage and Family
  6. Call for Papers: Special JFTR Issue on Ethnic Minority and Diverse Fathers
  7. UN Commission Commits to Building ‘Level Playing Field’ for Women and Girls
  8. Free Webinars: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Families
  9. What Is Early Childhood Development? A Guide to the Science
  10. Zippy's Video of the Week: Think Pink
  11. 2 New Employment Opportunities

Johnson University Program Receives CFLE Approval

JohnsonNCFR welcomes the human services undergraduate program at Johnson University as the newest program to meet the criteria for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. This program is offered at its main campus in Knoxville, Tennessee, and also at its campus in Kissimmee, Florida.

Additionally, two degree programs were renewed as a CFLE-approved program for the next five years: the human development and family studies undergraduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the family and consumer sciences graduate program at Western Michigan University.

learn more cfle program approval

NCFR Webinar - Just Announced!
Adolescent Sexting: What Researchers and Practitioners Need to Know

Thursday, April 25 // 11 a.m. -  noon CT

Williams BecnelResearch on the online sexual behaviors of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) is extremely limited and has resulted in diverse findings. This leaves practitioners and parents without the necessary resources to guide youth through healthy sexual and intimate relationship development within the context of a digital social landscape.  

In this upcoming NCFR webinar, presenters Amanda Williams, Ph.D., and Jennifer Becnel, Ph.D., will guide webinar participants through research on AYA sexting, a growing online phenomenon in which AYAs communicate sexually themed messages and images via mobile devices.

Approved for 1 CFLE contact hour of continuing education credit.

register for this webinar 

Save the date for upcoming webinars this spring! Introduction to Mixture Regression (April 30), The Fundamentals of Dealing With Missing Data (May 16), and Creating Mid-Range Models (May 21). 
See all upcoming webinars.

Member News
2 Members Receive Early Career Award in Family Life Extension

Benson WallaceNCFR members Jacquelyn J. Benson, Ph.D., and Heather Sedges Wallace, Ph.D., CFLE, are the two recipients of the 2018 Early Career Achievement award from the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, a division of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

This award is given to state extension specialists with six or fewer years experience, who have made important contributions to the work of cooperative extension and who provide clear evidence of program impacts.

read more about their work

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NCFR Awards — Call for Nominations
Get Your Colleagues' Research Recognized

awardHonor the scholarly achievement of your students or colleagues in the family field by nominating them for an award from NCFR.

Many awards recognize research proposals or published research. Here are few accepting nominations by Wednesday, May 1 (SNP awards are for Students and New Professionals): 

The two Jessie Bernard Awards for Feminism & Family Studies and Outstanding Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Paper Award also recognize scholarly research achievements of SNP. Nominations for these three awards are due Monday, April 15. 

see all awards accepting nominations

NCFR Journals
April Early View Articles from Journal of Marriage and Family

JMFThe Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF), published by NCFR, has been the leading research journal in the family field for more than 75 years.

New early-view articles are now available for subscribers:

JMF subscribers can access articles by logging in to the NCFR website and visiting the journal access webpage.

find new articles

Call for Papers
Special JFTR Issue on Ethnic Minority and Diverse Fathers

Submit Proposals by Dec. 1, 2019

JFTRThe Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR), published by NCFR, seeks manuscripts for a special issue to highlight recent theoretical innovations on ethnic minority, immigrant, and diverse fathers.

The editors seek articles that explicitly focus on how theories/models have contributed to contextualizing fatherhood. Submissions from around the world are welcomed, as perspectives and implementation of research may culturally differ.

see full call for papers

United Nations
UN Commission Commits to Building ‘Level Playing Field’ for Women and Girls

CSW63The 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) took place at the United Nations (U.N.) on March 11–29, 2019. NCFR's U.N. Representatives, Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE, and Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D., were in attendance.

The goal of the commission was to discuss ways to safeguard and improve women’s and girls’ access worldwide to social protection systems, public services, and sustainable infrastructure.

view key recommendations

Free Webinars
The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Families

The opioid crisis in America continues to be relevant, and a source of struggle for individuals and their families across the country. To help make sense of this issue, the Ohio Council on Family Relations, a state affiliate of NCFR, created a free two-part webinar for family scholars and practitioners.

Presented by Philip Atkins, Ph.D., executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County, this webinar addresses the scope and scale of the opioid epidemic in Ohio. After completing this webinar, participants will learn intervention methods to work with families affected by opiate abuse and practices to assist families in recovery.

first webinar | second webinar

NCFR Resource Library
What Is Early Childhood Development? A Guide to the Science

early childhoodA new guide created by The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is designed to help parents, caregivers, practitioners, and policymakers understand the importance of early childhood development and learn how to support children and families during this critical stage.

Resources in this guide include videos, report briefs, infographics, and even a game.

view guide

think pink

Zippy's Video of the Week

Think Pink

It's officially spring in the northern hemisphere, and cherry blossoms are blooming in locales around the world — which leads one to think about pink. Why is it such a divisive shade? Here's a brief history of pink from CBS Sunday Morning.

watch video

Employment Opportunities

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

Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Syracuse University

The Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the field of gerontology with a specialization in aging and health. Preference will be given to candidates already serving as an assistant or associate professor who apply multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human development over the second half of life. Candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Location: Syracuse, New York
Required Education: Doctorate
Application Deadline: Open until filled

view job listing

Assistant Professor, Family Studies
University of Nebraska Kearney

The family studies program at the University of Nebraska Kearney seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will have experience in Family Science and evidence of scholarly accomplishment and ability to maintain a research agenda. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and possibly graduate coursework in the family studies program both online and in the classroom. Successful completion of the doctorate is required to maintain the tenure-track position.

Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Required Education: Doctorate or ABD
Application Deadline: Application review begins April 28, 2019

view job listing

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