NCFR Report, NCFR's quarterly member magazine, is filled with research-based information about key family topics.

Report is also an opportunity for submission of articles — research- or practice-based — to the Family Focus section, and can be a useful resource for faculty and family educators.

Editor: Ted G. Futris, Ph.D., CFLE

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

Call for Authors

Spring 2023 Issue: Marginalized Families

Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2022; Final articles due Sept. 30, 2022

Both in the United States and across the world, there are individuals and families who are excluded or isolated from mainstream society because of their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical ability, language, culture, and/or immigration status. Individuals and families from marginalized communities tend to face challenges and disparities rooted in systemic inequality. Consequently, there persists a disproportionate representation of marginalized individuals and families struggling to access or maintain adequate housing, income, education, and/or health care.

The purpose of the spring 2023 issue of Family Focus is to share with readers what advances have been made, and what gaps exist, in research, practice, and policies that impact marginalized families.

For example:

  • How has research deepened our understanding of the lived experiences of children adults, and families from marginalized communities?
  • Are there implicit biases in how and with whom research is conducted, services are provide, and policies are created that result in the under-representation of marginalized families?
  • What practices can be adopted that have been found to support marginalized individuals and families in reaching their full potential?
  • Are there policies and best practices that have been shown to effectively remove barriers that increase family empowerment and access to resources?
  • What works in educating and training future Family Science professionals to ensure marginalized families’ voices are included in research, practice, and policy?

Prospective authors should submit their proposal online at by August 15, 2022. All authors will be notified by August 22, 2022, and articles are due September 30, 2022. Contact the editor at [email protected] with questions.


Author Guidelines

Please review our revised Author Guidelines

Family Focus Author Guidelines (PDF)


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