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Call for Authors: Summer 2019

Families Living Outside Society’s Systems

Society has many systems: health systems, school systems, immigration systems, legal systems, religious systems, and so on. Some families live outside of those systems either by choice or by necessity. Living outside of one system might make them ineligible for or out of alignment with additional systems. What are the implications for families living outside of systems, whether they are cohabiting, homeless, undocumented, homeschooling, having a home birth, practicing a trade without a license, or otherwise living out of sync with the status quo? What does the research say about these families and what is the role for family professionals working with these families? This is the topic of the summer issue of Family Focus, and these are just a few of the many possible topics. We are soliciting empirically-based articles that explore families in these disenfranchised settings, what they lose, what they gain, and how they can be assisted in coping with their marginalized status.

Prospective authors should indicate intent to submit by Feb. 1, 2019. Contact the editor at [email protected] with questions or about your interest in submitting, and include one to two sentences summarizing what you wish to cover. Articles will be due Feb. 15, 2019. Please review the complete author guidelines below.