Resources About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease now known as COVID-19  a global health emergency.

As this pandemic continues to alter and challenge our world, NCFR will continue to provide resources and information to help family researchers and practitioners continue their work.


2020 NCFR Annual Conference Update

Due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, NCFR's focus at this time is on developing a virtual conference to take place during the scheduled conference week in November. We are working to open registration for a virtual conference option by mid-June 2020.  
We know our conference attendees truly value and enjoy connecting in person at the NCFR conference. NCFR is committed to facilitating opportunities for networking and connection, including in a virtual setting. A virtual NCFR conference would provide as much academic content as an in-person conference, including real-time discussions and interaction. Our aim is to ensure that the important work family scholars and professionals are producing can still be presented, discussed, and shared widely among the Family Science community.
NCFR continues to closely monitor news and recommendations regarding COVID-19, and we will continue to adjust plans as necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our members and attendees. We will continue to post and disseminate additional conference updates.


NCFR Resources to Help Faculty Move Classes Online

NCFR staff have created new free resources to help faculty who need to quickly move classes online.


Nurturing Happiness and Mindfulness

Finding daily methods to fight feelings of fear, stress, and anxiety are more important than ever in these uncertain times. NCFR 2021 Conference Program Chair Tammy L. Henderson, Ph.D., CFLE, began curating an ongoing list of articles, books, websites, and apps around these areas of well-being.


Now Open to All: Past NCFR Webinars & Conference Recordings

To help family researchers and practitioners during these extraordinary times, NCFR has temporarily made past webinars and conference recordings free for everyone. This content is approved for CFLE continuing education credit (hours vary). The following content is now free for everyone through August 31, 2020:

Watch these resources on your own, forward to colleagues, or share links online with your networks.

Instructors: Feel free to If you would like an MP4 file to upload to your learning management system, you may request a classroom license at normal pricing and NCFR will provide a unique file.


NCFR Signs Statement on Faculty Review

NCFR has added its endorsement to a statement calling on institutions of higher education to pause their normal procedures for faculty review and appointment in light of academic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue reading...


Resources for Researchers from Wiley, Publisher of NCFR's Journals


Talking to Children About Coronavirus


Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus


Continuing Your Research Remotely

American Psychological Association

National Science Foundation

Various Agencies


Managing Your Work During COVID-19 Pandemic


Working from Home with Kids


General Health and Prevention Resources


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