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).

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Call for Articles

Winter 2023: Leaning Into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Family Life Education

Submit articles by Dec. 15, 2022

Fueled by the social unrest that followed the murder of George Floyd in 2020, many organizations have stepped up efforts to address discrimination and bias in their policies and practices. Finding ways to be more inclusive increases the effectiveness of educational programming and other services. Many Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs) incorporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practices into their work as they strive to serve a wide range of individuals and families. In a spirit of mutual exploration and learning, we invite FLEs to share their DEI ideas and experiences with each other. Please consider contributing an article for the Winter 2023 issue of Network.

Examples of potential topics include:

  • Your journey confronting implicit bias and/or discrimination in your work as a CFLE
  • Your work as a CFLE in counseling, teaching, or supporting others in their DEI work
  • Your work as a CFLE developing or participating in programs that promote DEI
  • FLE methods used to increase inclusion of diverse groups
  • Discussing any topic relevant to DEI in FLE

The submission deadline for articles is December 15, 2022. Please review the author guidelines at Notification of intent to submit by December 1 is appreciated but not required.

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


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