Sections promote NCFR's mission and the common interests of NCFR members in specified areas of concern of families. Both the growth of membership in NCFR and the proliferation of special interests have brought about a need for Sections. They are a means of increasing communication and interaction among NCFR members of similar interests within the framework of the larger organization. NCFR maintains an e-mail listserv for each Section, providing an avenue for Section members to communicate. All Section members are automatically subscribed to the Section listserv.
Changing your section membership
To add another section to your membership, go to the member log-in page, enter your user name and password, click the additional sections you want to join, then "check out." To remove a section from your membership, contact NCFR at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which section to remove; please include your member number in the email.
The Ethnic Minorities Section unites those members of NCFR who are concerned with issues pertaining to ethnic minorities families, to help increase their participation in the organization and annual programs of NCFR, and to help create a better understanding of the variations in families from diverse ethnic groups.
The Families and Health Section promotes the health of diverse families and their members across the life span through interdisciplinary activities that facilitate excellence in family health practice, research, education, and policy development.
The Family Policy Section devotes itself to promoting effective social action for individuals and families by monitoring pressing policy issues, evaluating the potential impacts of new policies, working for effective change, and creating strategies to educate and raise awareness resulting in improved quality of life for individuals, families and society.
The International Section generates better understanding of unique variations of family process throughout the world by promoting cross-national family research, facilitating communication among international family scholars, sharing information on current and proposed research projects, and sponsoring educational cross-national family programs, presentations, and seminars.
The Religion and Family Life Section furthers the cause and study of religion and its relationship to the family. The study and examination of the impact of religion on family life is examined as well as the relationship of religion to other family-related disciplines and NCFR Sections.