The 2015 Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference will be held March 26th-27th at the Hunter Welcome Center on the campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. This year’s theme of Promoting Healthy Families: Religion & Spirituality Today seeks to address the ways that families think about, experience, and live out their religious and spiritual beliefs.
Abilene, Texas offers a hometown feel near the heart of Texas where folks from all over the state can come together. The campus is just off of Interstate 20 so travelers don’t have to navigate back roads or special directions. The Hunter Welcome Center (building # 29 on the ACU Campus Map) serves as part of a showcase entrance to the Abilene Christian University campus.
Dr. Byron Johnson’s presentation will be based upon his research with the Amachi program (a faith-based mentoring program for children whose parents are incarcerated) and a recent Fatherhood study with a faith-based component. Dr. Johnson is the Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University. He is the founding director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior. He is a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (San Francisco), and chief advisor for the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Peking University (Beijing).
Dr. Britton Wood will share his own perspective on promoting healthy families with practical “hands on” experiences of more than six decades of family ministry and service with many arenas of family groupings. Britton is the author of seven books, some of which he wrote with his wife, Dr. Bobbye Wood. Their writings have centered on the theme of relationships. They have traveled and led conferences in several countries including Australia, Taiwan, Spain, Mexico, Canada and England. They have just celebrated 58 years of marriage. Both enjoy being with their family of three daughters, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Hotel accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Abilene located on Interstate 20 (I-20) in Abilene, less than a mile from the ACU Hunter Welcome Center where the conference is held. Here are some advantages to staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Abilene:
TxCFR invites exhibitors such as practitioner/providers, vendors/businesses, and non-profits to join us at the 2015 TxCFR Conference and share about the products, services, and offerings you have available to help promote healthy families in Texas. We especially want to encourage Universities to join us (by way of a reduced exhibitor fee) at the conference because these academic institutions are training the family leaders of today and tomorrow.
Exhibitors will find a specific registration category and more information on the 2015 TxCFR Conference Registration page.
For more information about the TxCFR 2015 Annual Conference visit our website.