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Families in the Environment 

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 6, 2017 for the ILCFR conference. It will be held at Illinois State University’s Student Bone Center in Normal, IL.


If you are interested in sending in your proposal to be considered, the form is below.  The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2017.   Please e-mail Lauren Hardy ( with any questions.



Illinois Council on Family Relations Awards

Each year at our annual conference, one or more awards may be given in the following categories:
  • Outstanding Service Award - Given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field.
  • Helen Gum Westlake Distinguished Member Award - Given to an active ILCFR member in recognition of their accomplishments and/or years or service.
  • Faculty Mentor Award - Given to a professor or faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership, guidance, and professional role modeling.
  • Outstanding Student Research Award - Given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the field.
Consider nominating your students and colleagues for these awards!
National Council on Family Relations
The Illinois Council on Family Relations is an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations