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 with Differences

A “family” of things is a group that belongs together, and we tend to focus on the things that families have in common. But what about the ways they vary? Some differences are introduced into families through marriage, adoption, or partnering that brings together people of contrasting innate characteristics like nationality, race, or religious heritage. Other differences are more fluid and can change over time such as political beliefs, income levels, faiths, and lifestyle choices. How do family members create and maintain relationships and identity in spite of their differences, and when do differences become too difficult to reconcile? The Family Focus section of the winter NCFR Report will explore these issues. 

Please email Family Focus Editor Judith Myers-Walls by Aug. 1 with your intention to submit an article. Articles due Aug. 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.