During the 2015 Annual Conference, The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation sponsored the keynote address from a recipient of the 2004 Minority Scholarship, Nelba Márquez-Greene. She shared the story of her daughter, Ana, whose life tragically ended on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Ms. Márquez-Greene’s journey since her daughter’s death has led her to every level of government, media, and the public to increase understanding and awareness to prevent violence and promote her family’s motto: “Love Wins.” As a sponsor of the keynote and a Reception Luncheon, Foundation supporters were able to meet Ms. Márquez-Greene and network with other supporters. AAMFT Past President Mary Hotvedt spoke about the importance of supporting the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation in providing impactful research for the field of marriage and family therapy.
The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation is proud to provide a forum for MFTs to discuss these important issues that significantly impact the marriage and family therapy profession.
The Foundation also brought together the new cohort of MFP-D Fellows and Fellows from the MFP-Y program. This provided a great atmosphere for the Fellows to meet and network with each other.
Finally, President Elect Christopher Habben introduced the 2015 "Strengthening Families Together" during Conference, which offers AAMFT members the opportunity to give back to the profession to expand the Foundation’s support in the areas of research, education, and outreach.