NCFR Report, your quarterly member magazine, is a resource filled with 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.

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

Call for Report authors

Learn about contributing to the Family Focus section of NCFR Report, and email our Family Focus editor about writing on the following upcoming theme/s:

Issue theme: Families as Catalysts

  • Indicate interest by May 1, 2017 (Please email Family Focus Editor Judith Myers-Walls with your intention to submit an article.)

  • Manuscripts due by May 15, 2017

How do you view families in the societal context? Do you see them as burdens for society, victims of society’s shortcomings or misguided policies, or benefactors of society’s largesse? Maureen Perry-Jenkins, program chair for the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, challenges us to “reframe the narrative.” She is asking us to consider families as actors and shapers of society and as assets for communities – as catalysts. The fall 2017 Family Focus section of NCFR Report will be devoted to the same theme in preparation for the November annual conference. Articles should address ways that families, couples, and children have taken the lead and made a difference for communities, states, nations, and the world. Please email Family Focus Editor Judith Myers-Walls by May 1 with your intention to submit an article. Articles due May 15.

Articles must be research-based but should review and apply studies rather than report on a specific research effort. The length should be approximately 1,600 words. Chances of acceptance are improved with early submission.