Conference

ILCFR 2019 Conference
Intergenerational Relationships: Building Bridges for Diverse Families

Friday, April 12, 2019
Eastern Illinois University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Union
Charleston, IL 61920

“The theme for this years annual conference is one which impacts every family of every demographic: Intergenerational Relationships. Nationally and abroad, scholars, practitioners, educators, and family advocates continue to urge for greater understanding and support of a strong intergenerational society. This formidable task necessitates reciprocity among every individual in society. The old and the young must learn from one another, share knowledge, experience, all while meeting the needs of every member of the family. As the United States continues to age as a society, changes in family structures and living arrangements are increasingly influencing Intergenerational Relationships. By building bridges that span across all diverse families, we can recognize the essential contribution each person brings to the table and its impact on the well-being of the family, community, and society as a whole.”

-Katie Reck, Ph.D., CFLE

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Eileen MaloneBeach

Dr. MaloneBeach graduated from Bemidji State University in 1969 with a Bachelor’s degree in education. She began her career by teaching kindergarten and directing a nursery school. She earned her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn Sate University where she specialized in adult development. She joined the faculty at Central Michigan University in 1995 in the Department of Environmental Studies where she directed the gerontology program. Her research has focused on intergenerational family relations, rural elders, ageism, and eldercare.

Dr. MaloneBeach is the co-founder and director of the Institute for Intergenerational Relations at Central Michigan University. She retired from Central Michigan University in 2018 and has begun a business designing and sewing adaptive garments for the disability community. She and her husband travel frequently to Oregon and Montana to visit their children and grandchild.

Aaron T. Kinzel

Aaron Kinzel is a doctoral candidate in Education and a lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He grew up surrounded by crime and criminal activity and served ten years in prison from age 18-28. As a returning citizen in 2007 he was determined to make a difference. “I chose to pursue a brighter future in higher education and community engagement to create safe neighborhoods and assist the formerly incarcerated to become productive and law-abiding citizens.”

Aaron has been active in criminal justice reform projects and seeks to improve the criminal justice system for people and families involved in the system. He has served as a consultant for the Michigan Department of Corrections, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Vera Institute of Justice. Aaron has a 7 year old daughter named Lily and when he completes his doctorate he plans to continue teaching and expand his consulting work on criminal justice reform.

Conference Schedule: ILCFR 2019 Conference Schedule

To register for ILCFR 2019 please complete this form: ILCFR 2019 Conference Registration Form

Please select your registration type and click the PayPal link to pay your registration fees:

Professional Member Registration Fees – $90.00

Professional Non-Member Registration Fees – $100.00

Student Member Registration Fees – $40.00

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