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

  • 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

  • Families and Separation Research published and cited by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) demonstrates the importance of keeping families together. The references below include NCFR articles as well as research and additional resources from other social science organizations.
  • How to Talk to Children About Tragedies — This list of resources from reputable organizations can help families, educators and anyone working with children talk to kids about tragedies and violence.
  • Coping in the Wake of Shootings, Mass Violence, and Terrorism — This collection provides practical resources from reputable organizations to help individuals and families cope in the aftermath of a large-scale violent event, such as a shooting or other form of mass violence or terrorism.
  • How to Respond to Violence, Hate, and Racism — This collection is designed to help those affected on any level to cope in the aftermath of a tragic event. Topics include talking to children about tragedies; coping in the wake of mass violence; ways to fight hate; and more.

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.