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 Submissions

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:

Fall 2020 Issue: Contouring Family Science’s Negative Spaces

Proposal Deadline: March 30, 2020

Each fall edition of Family Focus in NCFR Report follows the theme of the NCFR Annual Conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Family Expansions, Expanding Families: Contouring Family Science’s Negative Spaces,” encourages us to critically reflect on the past and present scholarship on families and engage in the discovery of unimaginable questions that will drive the discipline forward. According to program chair Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, “[t]he theme places a particular emphasis on taking time to reflect and look for elements of family life that not only are present or emerging, but also those that become visible with the use of a new or yet to be discovered perspective or vantage point.” What “negative spaces” exist within our research, evidence-supported practices, educational pedagogies, and policy?

Consistent with the conference goal, the fall 2020 edition of Family Focus is devoted to sharing scholarship that helps us better understand and support the dynamic and fluid nature of families for this new decade. What new theoretical and methodological approaches are advancing our understanding of the everyday experiences of families? Are there novel clinical, programmatic, and community engagement practices that can effectively enhance the well-being of families and communities? What innovative perspectives, strategies, and topics might be salient to expanding the teaching of Family Science? Is there emerging research that can directly or indirectly inform policy?

Prospective authors should submit their proposal online by March 30, 2020.

Articles are due April 30, 2020. Find complete author guidelines in the PDF below. Contact the editor with questions.


Family Focus Author Guidelines