NCFR Report: Policies with Unintended Consequences
Family Focus: Policies with Unintended Consequences
Family policy shapes the conditions in which families operate. It is meant to support them and society. Intentions are positive and often laudable, but the reality does not always live up to the intended goals, as demonstrated by the articles in this edition of Family Focus.
- Overview and introduction — Judith A. Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE Emerita
- Promoting Marriage in Unmarried Parents Through Education and Job-Based Interventions: A Cautionary Tale — Hannah C. Williamson, Ph.D.
- The Unintended Consequences of Child Welfare Policies for African American Families — Ruby M. Gourdine, D.S.W., LICSW, LCSW; and JaNeen Cross, D.S.W., M.B.A., LICSW, LCSW-C
- Family First Prevention Services Act: Intended and Unintended Consequences — Morgan E. Cooley, Ph.D., LCSW; and Brittany P. Mihalec-Adkins, M.S.Ed.
- Overlooked: Minorities’ Mental Health Gains from the ACA and the Consequences of Repeal — Natasha D. Williams, M.S., LMFT; and Elaine A. Anderson, Ph.D.
- Reducing Unintended Consequences of Zero-Tolerance School Policies Through Family Life Education — Katrina Akande, Ph.D.; Eman Tadros, M.S., IMFT; and Charlene Harris, Ph.D.
- Course Policies and Unintended Consequences: Issues of Indulgence, Barriers, and Family Science Principles — Jacki Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., CFLE
- Sensitivity and Responsiveness and the Consequences in Policymaking: Editors’ Reflections — Judith A. Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE Emerita; and Karen Bogenschneider, Ph.D., Professor Emerita
Each issue of NCFR Report features a "Family Focus" section containing research- and practice-based articles on that issue's theme, written by family scholars and professionals. Articles are accepted based on an editorial review process.
Family Focus articles are exclusive to NCFR members. Not an NCFR member? The "Sleep" issue of Family Focus is open to the public.
News Articles and Member Group Updates
The following news articles and updates below from our spring 2018 issue are open to the public.
- Congratulations to 2 New NCFR Fellows
- Call for Nominations for 2019 NCFR Awards
- President's Report: Family Science Training Provides Relevant Competencies for 21st-Century Workforce and Life — Anisa M. Zvonkovic, Ph.D., NCFR President
- Executive Review: NCFR Strongly Advocates for Family Scholars and Professionals — Diane Cushman, NCFR Executive Director
- Directions: International Perspectives on Family Life Education — Dawn Cassidy, M.Ed., CFLE, Director of Family Life Education
- Family Science Report: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get to Know Your Legislators — Jennifer Crosswhite, Ph.D., CFLE, Director of Research and Policy Education
- What’s Next in Digital Scholarship for the Journal of Family Theory & Review — Luke T. Russell, Ph.D., CFLE; Ashton L. Chapman, Ph.D.; Jeremy B. Kanter, M.S.; Andrea L. Roach, Ph.D. CFLE; and Kimberly A. Crossman, Ph.D.
- Advancing Family Science Section — Jennifer S. Reinke, Ph.D., LAMFT, CFLE, AFS Section Chair
- Students and New Professionals Update — Andrea L. Roach, Ph.D., CFLE, Students and New Professionals Board Representative
- Inclusion and Diversity Committee Report: What’s Your Social Location? Highlights from the special session at the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference
- Reflections on Receiving the President-for-a-Day Award — Gizem Erdem, Ph.D., LMFT
- Call for Applications: Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family
- Congratulations to Our New Certified Family Life Educators
- A Special Welcome to our Newest Members!
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