Conference Archive

The 2014 ILCFR Conference on Family Safety and Security was held on March 7th at the ISU Alumni Center. We kicked off the conference with an excellent keynote speaker, Dr. Lisa Moyer, Associate Professor in the Family and Consumer Science program at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Moyer’s talk, Every breath you take, I’ll be watching you, addressed the topic of intimate partner violence and was a great start to our day of informative sessions.

Other breakout sessions focused on the wellbeing children and families related to food security, sleep, LGBT issues, aging issues, incarceration, and identity theft. A special afternoon session featured research posters from a diverse group of presenters.  Thank you to all presenters and attendees for making the 2014 conference successful! The full Conference Program is available ILCFR 2014 program.

Awards were also given at the conference. Elizabeth Holman won the Outstanding Student Research Award, Dr. Linda Derscheid won the Faculty Mentor Award, and Christina Yousaf won the Outstanding Service Award. We also conducted a business meeting at the conference and our new officers took their positions. The new Executive Board includes Axton Betz-Hamilton, President, Jane Rose and Christina Yousaf, President-Elect and Conference Chair; Bernadette Collins, Treasurer; Kimi Crossman, Secretary; Elissa Thomann Mitchell & Bernadette Collins, Website Chair; Linda Derscheid, Membership Chair; and Dana Tell, Student Representative.

Many presenters from the conference have provided their presentations/papers for distribution:
ILCFR – 2014 keynote address
Carrington & Mossman
Czapek, poster presentation
Das & Claessens
Fourman & Moyer
Pudney, McBride, & Ozier

National Council on Family Relations
The Illinois Council on Family Relations is an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations