Annual Conference

37th Annual Oklahoma Council on Family Relations Conference

April 13, 2018

“Multigenerational Family Relationships: Families Thriving Together”

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Student Paper & Poster Award

An award will be given for the top student research paper and poster at the conference luncheon

This years registration fee is waived for 1st author; other presenters will need to pay the registration fee. 


Oklahoma Council on Family Relations 2018 Annual Conference will feature posters, round tables, workshops, and networking opportunities.

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 well being, professional education and development, theory, research methodology, risk and resilience, prevention and intervention strategies, and public policy.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Whitney Bailey is the Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations & Partnership Development with the Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Bailey’s career work includes behavioral health, education, community engagement, and research. As a behavioral scientist and community-engaged scholar, Dr. Bailey brings a broad range of expertise to ACL. Throughout her career, she has worked with medical systems, as well as the aging and disability networks. She has led multiple competitive grant projects, including evaluations of state-funded Medicaid Waiver programs. She has directed innovative projects that involved Assistive Technology (AT) and nutrition education. She is passionate about ensuring research directly informs and improves the ways in which individuals and families experience community living.

Dr. Bailey holds a Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology from Michigan State University, a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Arkansas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Environmental Resources from Northwest Missouri State University.



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