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

Fall 2023: Using Technology in Family Life Education

Submit articles by Sept. 15, 2023

Although this topic was addressed in the fall 2017 issue of CFLE Network, given the pace of technological innovations, we think it is worth revisiting in 2023.

Examples of potential topics include the following:

  • Discussion of the challenges Family Life Educators address as they help families navigate the complex and ever-changing world of technology.
  • Resources that you have found or developed to help families navigate technology use.
  • Ways that your organization is using technology to support parents and families.
  • Ways that you use technology in your work as a FLE—how does tech help you do your job?
  • Research update for practitioners in the area of families and technology—what do we know now that we did not know in 2017?
  • A story highlighting multiple perspectives on technology use in families.
  • And so much more!

CFLE Network generally includes four regular features: CFLE in Context, Family Life Education in Practice, CFLE Voices From the Field, and Research Update for Practitioners. In addition, our longtime “Perspectives” editor, Clara Gerhardt, is stepping down, and we would love to continue the “Perspectives” tradition. So, if you have an idea for exploring our theme from more than one point of view, we invite you to find collaborators and send us your perspectives!

Please review the author guidelines at the bottom of this page.

The submission deadline for articles is Sept. 15, 2023. When you submit your article, please use our *NEW* CFLE Network Article Submission Form instead of emailing your submissions to the network editor. We hope that this form will streamline the submission process.

As always, you are invited to email your ideas, intentions, and questions to Beth Magistad: [email protected]. I look forward to working with you!


Upcoming Themes

Winter 2024: Promoting and Running a Family Life Education Business 

Submit articles here


Quarterly Submission Deadlines

Spring: March 15

Summer: June 15

Fall: September 15

Winter: December 15


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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.