Annual Conference

36th Annual Oklahoma Council on Family Relations Conference

 “The Business of Building Healthy Families”

April 7, 2017 8:00 am

University of Central Oklahoma – Nigh University Center

Please click here to register for the conference.

3.25 CEU’s available for LPCs and LMFTs

********2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA*********

The focus of this years conference is to promote healthy ideas from all aspects that make up a healthy family. OKCFR invites a broad array of proposals from students, instructors, researchers, family life educators, practitioners, and advocates for a variety of interest areas and issues including: diversity, aging, applied programs, parenting, marriage, interpersonal relationships, family development, violence and neglect, childhood and adolescence, mental health and wellbeing, professional education and development, theory, research methodology, risk and resilience, prevention and intervention strategies, and public policy.


Key Note Speaker

Dr. Tara Saathoff Wells, CLFE, Research and Evaluation Scientist for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Pennsylvania State University


Tara Saathoff-Wells, Ph.D., CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) is a Research & Evaluation Scientist for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at The Pennsylvania State University. She earned her M.S. in family relations and child development at Oklahoma State University, received her doctorate in organizational culture and family development from the University of Alabama in 2000, and became a certified family life educator in 2011. Her research focuses on strengths and challenges experienced by highly mobile families, early intervention, and parent education and home visitation programming. She recently co-authored a textbook on military families and taught a variety of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) courses including a course on military family life, during her time as a faculty member at both Central Michigan University and the University of Central Florida.  She is the Chair of the Feminism Division of NCFR. 

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