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National Council on Family Relations

NCFR Weekly Zippy News

Feb. 6, 2019

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  1. 2019 NCFR Conference Proposals: 5 Things to Know Right Now
  2. Read the February 2019 Issue of Journal of Marriage and Family
  3. Spring-Term Grads: Apply for NCFR Honors Program by March 1
  4. Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Family Theory & Review on Family Gerontology
  5. Call for Proposals: 2019 Utah Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
  6. NIH Requests Input on Definition of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  7. Apply for Grants to Support Children and Families Dissertation Research
  8. Resources to Create Healthier Schools Through Evidence-Informed Policies
  9. New On-Demand Webinar: Trauma-Informed Educational Practices (TIEPs) in Higher Education
  10. Zippy's Video of the Week: Wheels
  11. Two New Employment Opportunities

2019 NCFR Conference Proposals
5 Things to Know Right Now

The conference proposal process is underway for NCFR 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. Proposals are due March 4, 2019 — 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

  1. Download and read through the full call for proposals for details on conference presentation formats, criteria, topics, and more.
  2. Learn about the submission process through detailed written steps and an instructional video.
  3. Proposal reviewers are needed! This is a benefit of NCFR membership and will ensure a high-quality program in November. The deadline to sign up is March 4.
  4. Proposal mentoring is available. Sign up and you will be matched with an experienced presenter. Email a draft proposal by Feb. 15 to Cindy Winter at cindywinter@ncfr.org.
  5. Submit a proposal for the Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Workshop. This is a different submission process than proposals for the NCFR Conference. The TCRM deadline is March 15, 2019.

See the full details on our 2019 Call for Proposals page.

NCFR Journals
Read the February 2019 Issue of 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.

The February 2019 issue features original articles on the topics of families and sex, union instability and dissolution, sibling and intergenerational ties, household labor, income and wealth, and parent-child relationships. It is free and open to the public. 

Additionally, the following early-view article is 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 Applications
NCFR Honors Student Recognition Program

Spring-Term Grads: Apply for NCFR Honors by March 1

Students: Are you graduating this spring? Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for our student honors program so NCFR can recognize your exceptional academic, service, and leadership accomplishments in the Family Science discipline.

You can apply completely online and pay the application fee through the NCFR store (see the application for details). All application materials and payment for the spring round of NCFR's student honors program must be received by March 1, 2019.

how to apply

Call for Papers
Special JFTR Issue on Theoretical Innovations in Family Gerontology

Submit Proposals by Sept. 1, 2019

Family gerontology focuses on the critical intersection between families and aging. While the aging of family members, and the aging of families themselves, brings about different issues and dynamics for study, family gerontology represents only a small portion of the work published in the Family Science discipline.

The Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR), published by NCFR, seeks manuscripts for a special issue to highlight recent theoretical innovations in family gerontology. 

see full call for papers

Call for Proposals
Utah Council on Family Relations (UTCFR) 2019 Annual Conference

Deadline: March 15, 2019

The Utah Council on Family Relations (UTCFR), a state affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), is pleased to announce its annual conference to be held Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Sorensen Student Center of ​Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Lunch will be provided.

Proposals are sought from faculty, community professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students on any family scholarship.

submit a proposal

NIH Requests Input on Definition of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Comments Due by Feb. 22, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued a request for input for a revised definition of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR). The new definition will be used to assess and monitor NIH BSSR funding, although it will not change what research NIH is interested in or funds.

This request for input provides an opportunity for family scholars to champion the importance of Family Science research, and ensure that families are recognized specifically in research definitions.

view and comment on definition

Funding Opportunities
Apply for Grants to Support Children and Families Dissertation Research

The U.S. Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) has forecasted and is considering funding child care, Head Start, family strengthening, and behavioral interventions graduate student dissertation grants in 2019. Family researchers should take note of the following opportunities:

To find up-to-date information on forecasts, estimated application due dates, and to subscribe to email notifications regarding these grant opportunities, visit grants.gov.

NCFR Resource Library
New Resources Seek to Create Healthier Schools Through Evidence-Informed Policies

The following research-based publications from Child Trends have been added to the NCFR Resource Library.

Find these resources and many more in the NCFR Resource Library


TIEPs

New On-Demand Webinar
Trauma-Informed Educational Practices (TIEPs) in Higher Education

The on-demand recording of the Jan. 29 webinar with Debra L. Berke, Ph.D., CFLE, and Rebecca M. Ghabour, Ph.D., is now available for purchase. Anyone who registered for the live or recorded version can access at the NCFR Learning Center.

Educators need to be aware of the diverse experiences of their students, and especially when sensitive topics arise in the classroom it's important to understand those diverse experiences as they relate to trauma.

By watching this webinar, you will:

  1. learn how to recognize and acknowledge trauma and toxic stress in the classroom;
  2. learn skills you can use to educate students about the systematic impact of trauma; and
  3. receive self-care tools to use with students and with educators.

watch on demand

wheels

Zippy's Video of the Week

Wheels

The company Canadian Tire reminds us that to truly include everyone, sometimes we have to change how we play the game.

watch video


Employment Opportunities

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

Dean - College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Georgia Southern University

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University seeks applications and nominations for the position of dean. The dean is responsible for the academic and outreach leadership of the college and the management of its resources, including faculty and staff, physical facilities, and budget. The successful candidate will have a record of distinguished research, teaching, and scholarly activities, as well as administrative and/or leadership experience in a university setting.

Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Required Education: Master's (Doctorate preferred)
Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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Assistant Teaching Professor in Human Development and Family Science
Syracuse University

The Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University seeks a full time, non-tenure track position at the rank of assistant teaching professor beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will teach three courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in areas such as family processes, human sexuality, and Family Life Education. Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate students, and administrative tasks such as curriculum development.

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

view job listing


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