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Registration for the 2018 Chautauqua

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Registration is now open for the 9th annual OSU Chautauqua on Family Resilience! 

Resilience and the Community: How to Build Resilient Communities and How Communities Build Resilient Families
Friday, February 23, 2018
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Oklahoma State University- Tulsa Campus, North Hall, Tulsa, OK

What is a Chautauqua?  Historically, a Chautauqua was an educational gathering held on the prairies of the U.S. heartland during the turn of the century. The annual all-day event retains this spirit by gathering researchers, service providers and policymakers around a series of research presentations centered on a common theme. The ultimate goals of the Chautauqua conference are to foster a translational approach within the study of resilience and promote practical applications for family health and well-being which can be developed from basic resilience research.

This year’s theme is “Resilience and the Community: How to Build Resilient Communities and How Communities Build Resilient Families.” Scholars and practitioners will present information on the micro-, meso-, and macro-level factors that contribute to family resilience. Additionally, moderated panel discussions will focus on how community-level policies and programs facilitate the distribution of resources, assets, and opportunities that provide valuable assistance to families who are struggling or in crisis due to economic hardship, mental illness, and the effects of natural and human-made disasters. Representatives of local government and community agencies who are on the “front lines” of developing policies and programs to assist families will provide valuable context for understanding the science on the ways communities provide an environment that encourages and nurtures family resilience, as well as factors that foster resilience at the community level.

Professionals and Faculty -- Register online now by clicking here.

Current Students -- Register online now by clicking here.

Registration Fees:




General Registration – Paid between January 13 and
Feburary 15



Late/On-site Registration – Paid after February 15



  • Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration cost.
  • Refund request will not be accepted after February 15, 2018.

The Chautauqua is hosted by…

  • OSU’s Center for Family Resilience (CFR), a center aimed at translating scientific knowledge about families and family life into strategies that build individual and family resilience. To read more about the CFR please visit .