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

Summer 2022 Issue: Promoting Mental Health

Proposal Deadline: Nov. 15, 2021

Prolonged periods of crisis can have detrimental effects on the mental health of individuals across the lifespan. As we continue to emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the amplified deterioration in the mental health of so many youth and adults is evident. Families are struggling with the intensification of uncertainty, persistent social and political mistrust, unceasing economic pressures, and trepidations of returning to school and the workplace.

The purpose of the Summer 2022 issue of Family Focus is to advance efforts in understanding and meeting the mental health needs of children, youth, adults, and families.

  • How has research enhanced our understanding of the link between ongoing exposure to stressful and traumatic situations, or adverse childhood experiences, within families and poor mental health outcomes?
  • What best practices from community outreach, intervention programs, and clinical services can be applied to support individuals and families with mental health struggles such as posttraumatic stress, anxiety or depressive disorders, and addictions?
  • How are these practices appropriately adapted to meet the diverse needs of individuals based their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, national origin, and/or immigration status?
  • How are these practices appropriately adapted to meet the diverse needs of families?
  • Are there policies that exist or that are needed to support individuals and families suffering from mental illness as well as to promote mental health and well-being?

Prospective authors should submit their proposal online by Nov. 15, 2021.
Articles are due Jan. 15, 2022. Contact the editor with questions.


Author Guidelines

Please review our revised Author Guidelines

Family Focus Author Guidelines (PDF)


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