Family Communication Division

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The Family Communication Division exists to stimulate research on family communication; develop and disseminate pedagogical materials for instruction about family communication; facilitate dialogues among those interested in the study of family interaction, both within and outside of the Association; and plan convention programs dealing with family communication. The Division upholds the belief that “family” is constituted in and through our human abilities to communicate and to co-construct meaning. Members examine a variety of family forms, as well as a variety of family communication issues and constructs, including issues of identity, attachment, dialectical tensions, family violence, conflict, divorce, (grand)parenting, storytelling, health, and affection, to name a few.


  • Chair: Pamela Lannutti
  • Vice Chair: Kristina Scharp
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Haley Kranstuber Horstman   
  • Immediate Past Chair: Narissra Punyanant-Carter
  • Secretary: Kaitlin Phillips 
Legislative Assembly
  • Narissa Punyanunt-Carter
  • Pamela Lannutti

107th Annual Convention -- Seattle, Washington -- November 18-21, 2021

Convention Calls
  • FCD Call -- Deadline March 31, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election