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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CFLE Network Call for Articles

Fall 2019 Issue: Families and Disabilities

The theme of the fall 2019 issue of the CFLE Network newsletter will be Families and Disabilities.

According to the February 2014 special issue of Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science on families and disabilities, about 15% of people in the United States and globally experience significant disabilities including physical, emotional, and neurological conditions.

Family Life Educators can play a positive role in helping individuals and families cope with resulting economic, health, employment, and relationship challenges. The strengths-based approach of Family Life Education (FLE) can support movement from a remedial to a strengths-based orientation, which can help individuals and families experience and adapt to disabilities across the lifespan.

Please consider contributing an article for the fall Network about these or other related topics:

  • your professional experience(s) working with individuals and families experiencing disability;
  • economic challenges faced by individuals and families experiencing disability;
  • policy implications;
  • the impact of disability on work/life balance; or
  • formal and informal family support programs and services.

Please contact Dawn Cassidy by Sept. 1, 2019, with your intent to submit an article, including one or two sentences summarizing what you wish to cover. The submission deadline for articles will be Sept. 15, 2019.

Please review the author guidelines (PDF). Email Dawn Cassidy with questions or for more information.


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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.