Resources: Explain & Promote Family Science

Materials to Advocate for the Discipline of Family Science

Do you need to demonstrate what Family Science is and why it matters? Use the free resources below to explain and promote Family Science.

Key Resources & Collections

Image of NCFR's "Discover Family Science" poster in yellow, featuring the definition and traits of Family Science

Your Toolkit to Promote Family Science

An ever-growing library of free resources you can download to support the identity of the Family Science discipline — graphics, fliers, posters, email signatures, and more.

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Guide: How to Explain Family Science to Anyone

When someone asks you "What is Family Science?" have your "elevator pitch" prepared so they can truly understand how Family Science is unique and why it matters. Review NCFR's full guide or download select portions.

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Exploring Careers in Family Science

What do Family Scientists do? What can you do with a Family Science degree? Explore Family Science career options, job settings, links to profiles of Family Scientists, and more.

Why Family Science?

Article: Why Family Science? Because It Shows Us How Families Can Thrive

This article by NCFR President Norma J. Bond Burgess, Ph.D., introduces in lay terms what Family Science is and why it matters, with several examples of the impact Family Scientists make. Originally published on the "Why Social Science?" blog of COSSA, the Consortium of Social Science Associations.

Family Science Promo Kit — Download Handouts or Access Web Versions

These additional resources can help you promote and advocate for Family Science with a variety of audiences: students, prospective students/families, university administrators, and more.

Photo of Handouts & Folder for 2022 NCFR Conference Family Science Promo Kit