Family Focus: Families as Catalysts

Fall 2017

The Family Focus section of this issue of NCFR Report — "Families as Catalysts" — includes articles that address how families are able to contribute to their own wellbeing and to their communities and the larger world.

  • Overview and Introduction — by Judith A. Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE Emeritus, Professor Emerita, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
  • Familiar Politics — by Kennan Ferguson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee,
  • Missed Opportunities: Families as Family Health Navigators to Counteract Social Determinants of Health — by Sharon D. Jones-Eversley, Dr.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Studies and Community Development, Towson University; and Chimene Castor, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Howard University
  • Setting the Stage for Families in Poverty as Catalysts: A Family Life Education Approach to Early Head Start Home Visiting — by Bridget A. Walsh, Ph.D., CFLE, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Improving Family Well-Being Through Group Events — by Emily Aragón, M.Ed., doctoral candidate, College of Education, Concordia University–Portland
  • Families Using Social Media to Become Catalysts for Change — by Julia M. Bernard, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE, HS-BCP, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services, East Tennessee State University
  • Along Came Jae: A Family- Designed Community Education Program — by Darbi Haynes-Lawrence, Ph.D., Associate Professor; D’Lee Babb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; and Alayna Hawkins, student, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, Western Kentucky University
  • Families as Catalysts: An Editor’s Reflections — by Judith A. Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE Emeritus, Professor Emerita, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University

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