The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest multidisciplinary, nonpartisan professional organization focused solely on family research, practice and education.
Who are NCFR's members?
NCFR members are professionals dedicated to understanding and strengthening families. Our 3,400-plus members come from more than 35 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and include: researchers, demographers, marriage and family therapists, parent/family educators, university faculty, students, social workers, public health workers, extension specialists and faculty, ECFE teachers, clergy, counselors, K-12 teachers, and more.
NCFR sponsors an international Annual Conference of juried cutting-edge research papers, methods, and practices including research updates for practitioners sessions, and presentation of best practices in the field.
NCFR researchers and educators interpret and disseminate information on families to inform legislators and other decision-makers about the possible effects of policy on families.
NCFR is self-funded through membership dues, academic journal revenues, family life education certification fees, and educational program registration fees. NCFR also accepts donations from members and from the public.
NCFR's mission is to provide an educational forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establish professional standards, and work to promote family well-being.
The National Council on Family Relations, the NCFR Sections, and the Affiliate Councils have established awards to recognize those individuals and groups who further the interests of the organization and/or exemplify the standards to which members aspire.
"These were not your typical conference paper panels, where everyone sat back and watched the show." That's how past TCRM Chair Kevin Roy describes his early TCRM experiences. TCRM offers an interactive review of research projects in progress.