CFLE Network, a quarterly newsletter published by the National Council on Family Relations for Certified Family Life Educators, is a resource filled with information about Family Life Education. Network provides an opportunity for CFLEs to share their knowledge and expertise with other active CFLEs through research- or practice-based articles.

Writing for Network: Authors interested in contributing an article to CFLE Network should first review the full author guidelines (PDF).

Advertising in Network: For advertising in Network, see details about opportunities and specs.


Call for Articles

Spring 2023: Using Family Life Education to Address the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis 

Submit articles by March 15, 2023

Please consider contributing an article for the Spring 2023 issue of Network.  

Examples of potential topics include the following: 

  • Innovative ways that your program or organization has met the growing mental health needs of children, adolescents, and/or families in your area
  • New challenges that your program or organization have encountered in serving the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and/or families in recent years
  • Programs that your organization has implemented to address mental health needs 
  • Mental health research and/or program evaluation that is useful to CFLEs in their work with children and families (Research Update for Practitioners)
  • Discussing any area relevant to child and adolescent mental health in Family Life Education 

The CFLE Network generally includes four regular columns: CFLE in Context, Family Life Education in Practice, CFLE Voices From the Field, and Research Update for Practitioners. Other columns appear on a less regular basis. See the CFLE Network Guidelines for Authors on the NCFR website for more information. Not sure what category your article fits into? Don’t worry! Submit the article, and we will help determine where it might fit.  

The submission deadline for articles is March 15, 2023. Notification of intent to submit by March 1 is appreciated but not required. Please review the author guidelines below.

Email Beth Magistad with questions or for more information: [email protected]. 


Upcoming Themes

Summer 2023: Sexuality and Relationship Education

Fall 2023: Using Technology in Family Life Education


Quarterly Submission Deadlines

Spring: March 15

Summer: June 15

Fall: September 15

Winter: December 15


Copyright and Permissions

Copyright © 2023 National Council on Family Relations

CFLE Network is a copyrighted publication of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). No part of CFLE Network may be reprinted, reproduced, disseminated, or distributed by any means, including for classroom use, without permission of NCFR.

Permissions are available by contacting NCFR. NCFR reserves the right to deny any permission at its sole discretion.

The views expressed in CFLE Network may not represent the views of the entire NCFR organization.