Find an ever-growing list of curated resource collections on particular topics, cultivated by NCFR members and staff.

  • Military Families — Members Only Access. This resource collection provides research published by NCFR through its journals, articles published in the Family Focus section of NCFR Reportand a recorded conference session. One common theme from this research is the resilience military families hold and the importance of continuing research on this topic.
  • Parental Incarceration — Members Only Access. This resource collection provides research published by NCFR through its journals, a policy brief, a Family Focus issue, and recorded conference sessions. Findings published in NCFR’s journals demonstrate that parental incarceration can negatively affect a family’s relationship quality and housing security.
  • Ambiguous Loss Resources — This is a collection of resources that NCFR has gathered on ambiguous loss, which can result from either a physical loss in which there is no guarantee the lost person will return and no verification of death, or a mental loss, such as related to dementia, in which there is no guarantee that a person's mental faculties will return to the way they used to be.
  • Families, Media, and Technology — This collection provides academic and practical resources related to families' and children's consumption of media and use of technology, as well as reports and information that make recommendations for media and technology use for children of various ages.

Timely Topics

  • Immigration and Families — This is a collection of resources that NCFR has gathered on immigration and families. You'll find links to articles, slides, recordings of research presentations from NCFR conferences, and additional reports on the subject.
  • Transgender Individuals and FamiliesThis is a collection of resources that NCFR has gathered on family-related research on transgender individuals.
  • Support for LGBTQ Individuals and Families — This collection provides a number of places for LGBTQ individuals, families, and others to find trained counselors, peer support, toolkits, fact sheets, and additional resources and information for individual support or about issues within the larger LGBTQ community, including violence against the LGBTQ community.
  • How to Discuss Racial Discrimination in Society —  This list of scholarly articles from NCFR is provided to help families, educators, researchers, and practitioners educate themselves and others on matters related to the systematic oppression and the persistence of both individual and institutional racism in our society.

Traumatic Experiences

Professional Development

  • Explaining CFLE to Employers — This is a collection of resources and tips for how Certified Family Life Educators can promote the field of family life education, and explain to employers the value and relevance of the CFLE credential.
  • Crafting Scholarship — This series of columns by former Journal of Marriage and Family editor and Journal of Family Theory & Review founder Robert Milardo, Ph.D., examines the essentials of writing, reviewing, and editing journal articles in the behavioral and social sciences.