1999 Call for Papers, FERM preconference for the AAFCS meeting


Pre-Conference of the

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

90th Annual Meeting and Exposition

June 24-25, 1999

Seattle, Washington

Sponsored by the Divisions of

Family Relations and Human Development and

Family Economics and Resource Management

You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper or panel
presentation, poster, curriculum, or program showcase.




Pre-Conference Theme: Healthy Families: Relationships and
Economic Issues
will focus on family relationships and economic issues
that contribute to healthy families. The conference will also address challenges
and coping strategies for families and professionals in the 21st century.
Finally, the conference will provide a forum to discuss the complexity
and multiplicity of the diversity of family and economic global issues
and concerns.

Call for Proposals: Individuals are encouraged to submit proposals
on a wide array of issues related to the theme including the following
topics: welfare to work issues and policies, poverty issues and policies,
factors that are contributing to family financial instability, debt and
bankruptcy issues, the Euro monetary system, family composition and its
impact on family well-being, impact of media and electronic technology
on families, blended family relationships, personal and family safety,
violence and abuse, home schooling, adolescent pregnancy and parenting,
children and well-being, security in the later years and other related
topics. The papers may be theoretical, conceptual, empirical, policy implementation,
educational programming, or demonstration or research project. Multidisciplinary
papers are welcomed.

Proposals may be for a paper or panel presentation, curriculum or program
showcase, poster, exhibit, or general speaker session.

Students are encouraged to submit proposals. Two student awards will
be given — $500 each section [FRHD & FREM] — for best pre-conference

Invited Disciplines: Family Studies—Family Economics—Marriage
& Family Therapy—Financial Management–Individual and Family—Personal
Finance—Gerontology—Demography–Political Science—Public Policy Education—Early
Childhood Education—Child Life—Human Development—Rural Sociology—Social
Work—Public Administration—Psychology–Human Nutrition—International

Proposal Guidelines: All proposals will be blind peer reviewed
by a panel of four. Proposals must be postmarked by February 22,
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March
22, 1999
. All proposals must be typed, double-spaced, font size
of 12, and written in English. Accepted papers will be printed in the peer-reviewed
1999 Biennial Journal. You may submit more than one proposal but only one
per category. All applicants should complete the attached application form.
Specific guidelines follow:

Papers: 1. Manuscript will be blind peer reviewed. Submit
four copies.

2. Include a separate title page, with the title of the paper, author’s
title, affiliation, office address, and office and home phone numbers.

3. Manuscript should be submitted on 8 ??
x 11’ paper, prepared in APA style.

4. Manuscript should begin with an abstract not exceeding 75 words in

5. Manuscript should be no more than 6000 words in length, including
tables, figures, and references.

6. Authors of accepted papers will be provided with detailed guidelines
outlining the style and format to be used in preparing papers for publication
in the 1999 Biennial Journal.

Panels: 1. Submit four copies of abstract, no more than
1200 words, describing the proposed panel. Panel presentation should address
the theme.

2. The program committee will make review of proposal.

3. Include a separate title page listing panel members, affiliation,
and role.

List the panel members’ names, addresses, and phone numbers in which
to send communication.

Posters: 1. Submit four copies of the abstract describing
your poster presentation. Subject matter should be appropriate and related
to the theme. Do not submit posters previously exhibited.
Poster abstracts are to be of completed research projects or scholarly

2. A separate title page, including title of poster or program, your
name, affiliation, office address and office and phone numbers should be
included. This page will be removed for the blind review.

3. The abstract describing your poster presentation is limited to one
page, single-spaced, double-spaced between paragraphs.

4. Your name must not appear on the abstract. Please do not submit the
same material as both a poster and a paper.



Showcase 1. Showcase items may be new curricula; state,
federal, and/or community programs or scholarly-based projects for children,
youth, and families; exhibits, and innovative projects.

2. Submit four copies of an abstract describing the item you wish to
showcase. Abstract should be one page, single spaced, double-spaced between
paragraphs. Up to 10 pages of additional information representing program
or curriculum items should be attached to the abstract.

3. Submit a title page with your name, title, affiliation, and phone
numbers of person submitting the information.

Evaluation of Proposals: All proposals will be judged by the
following criteria: originality of idea, relationship to theme, appropriateness
of methods and techniques, clarity of abstract, linkage between research
and theory and their application to practice, and quality of writing. A
panel of FRHD and FERD colleagues will review abstracts and papers.

Where to Submit Proposals: Send all proposals and applications
to Cynthia Johnson, at the address below. Questions may be directed to
either Cynthia or Dottie Goss, program chairs.

Faxed and e-mailed copies are not accepted.

Program Chairs: Dr. Cynthia Johnson, FR&HD Chair Elect and

Department of Child Development & Family Relations

School of Human Environmental Sciences
150 Rivers Building

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

Phone: 252-328-6908


Dr. Dottie Goss, FE&RM Chair and Extension Specialist

College of Human Environmental Sciences

104 Human Environmental Sciences
Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-6111

Phone: 405-744-6282




















Presentation Application Form

1999 Pre-Conference of the American Association of Family and Consumer

June 24-25 Seattle, Washington


Sponsored by the Divisions of Family Relations and Human Development

Family Economics ad Resource Management

First Name____________________Middle Initial________Last Name_____________________

Address ________________________City_______________State____________Zip_________

Phone (Business)____________Phone (Home)___________ E-mail_______________________


Check one: _______Student ________New Professional _______Professional

_______Member of AAFCS _____Non-member of AAFCS

Title of Presentation: ____________________________________________________________



Names, addresses, phone numbers, E-mail addresses, and employers of
all co-authors.


(Indicate if the co-authors will attend the pre-conference).

Presentation Format. Check all that apply (Submit a form for each proposal

____Paper ____Panel _____Poster _____Showcase

Length of Presentation: _____30 minutes ______45 minutes _____60 minutes


Signature of Presenter Date

*Registration information is forthcoming via the AAFCS web page and
related web pages. Hard copies will be sent to members. Please share this
information with your colleagues and students.

Mail to: Dr. Cynthia Johnson

150 Rivers Building

Department of Child Development and Family Relations

School of Human Environmental Sciences

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353


file with this call and registration form