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.

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Call for Articles

Spring 2024: Family Life Education and the Court System

Submit articles by March 15, 2024

The theme of the Spring 2024 issue of CFLE Network is Family Life Education and the Court System. The submission deadline is March 15, 2024. Many Family Life Educators work with individuals and/or families who are involved with court system. For example, some parents are court-ordered to attend parenting classes as they prepare for reunification with their children, others must take co-parenting classes as part of divorce and custody proceedings, and still others work with the courts as their adolescent navigates the juvenile justice system. In this issue, we will explore the many ways that Family Life Educators support families as they traverse these complicated systems.

Examples of potential topics include the following:

  • Your story of what you do to support families involved with the justice system
  • The challenges you address as you work with the court system
  • Resources that you have found to help you as you do this important work
  • How your organization is making a positive difference for families involved with the justice system
  • Stories highlighting multiple perspectives on what it is like to be part of the court system
  • What the research tells us about how FLE can help families find their way out of the system

Please review the author guidelines on the CFLE Network newsletter page: https://www.ncfr.org/cfle-networkWhen you submit your article, please use our *NEW* CFLE Network Article Submission Form. 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!

 


 

Summer 2024: Working With Families in Difficult Moments

Submit articles by June 15, 2024

The theme of the Summer 2024 issue of CFLE Network is Working With Families in Difficult Moments. The submission deadline is June 15, 2024. “Difficult moments” can be interpreted in several ways. Difficult moments can refer to challenging circumstances that families face. Many FLEs support individuals and families as they navigate discrimination, poverty, mental illness, physical illness, family separation and reunification, and other trying circumstances. The term can also refer to difficult situations experienced by FLEs themselves, such as facilitating groups in which participants have polarizing viewpoints or compassion fatigue.

Examples of potential topics include the following:

  • Your story of how you have navigated difficult moments in your work as an FLE
  • The challenges FLEs address as they support families in difficult situations
  • Tips and/or resources that you have found to help you as you move through difficult moments in your work
  • Stories highlighting multiple perspectives on what it is like to work through difficult moments as a CFLE professional
  • How you use data or research to support your work

Please review the author guidelines on the CFLE Network newsletter page: https://www.ncfr.org/cfle-networkWhen you submit your article, please use our *NEW* CFLE Network Article Submission Form. 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

Spring 2024: Family Life Education and the Court System

Summer 2024: Working With Families in Difficult Moments

Fall 2024: Coaching as Part of Family Life Education

 

Quarterly Submission Deadlines

Spring: March 15

Summer: June 15

Fall: September 15

Winter: December 15

 

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