Find an ever-growing list of curated resource collections on particular topics, cultivated by NCFR members and staff.
Policy Work & Resources
- Policy Advocacy Toolkit — Support Family Science and faculty in higher education, disseminate research to policymakers, advocate for families, or address other policy areas that are important to you.
Responding to Violence, Hate, and Racism
- Resources to Dismantle Racism Against the Asian American Community — Resources for addressing racism and discrimination against Asian Americans, compiled by NCFR member groups.
- Resources to Address Racism and Racial Violence — Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, NCFR gathered resources on the intersectionality of racial discrimination, violence, and police.
- 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.
- 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.
- Understanding Gun Violence from a Family Perspective — Original articles commissioned and published in the winter 2018 Family Focus section of NCFR Report and the fall 2018 issue of CFLE Network.
- How Do I Move My Classes Online? — Resources for faculty who may need to quickly move classes online, in response to sudden campus or building closures.
- Resources About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) — To ensure our response to COVID-19 is evidence-based and free of fear and speculation, the following resources are compiled to help you stay informed.
- Nurturing Happiness and Mindfulness — In her development of the 2021 NCFR Annual Conference theme, Program Chair Tammy L. Henderson, Ph.D., CFLE, began curating resources around the areas of happiness and mindfulness.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Talking With Children and Families About Conflict, Violence, and War — NCFR members have thought about many of these tough questions children have around conflict and war and have provided some answers.
- Resources for Weathering Hurricanes and Other Disasters — Emergency preparedness resources for families and family professionals.
- LGBTQ+ Individuals and Families Resources — Members Only Access.This resource collection is a collection of research published in the NCFR journals, NCFR Report: Family Focus, CFLE Network, an updated policy brief, and recorded conference sessions.
- Balancing Work and Family — Members Only Access. This resource collection on balancing work and family provides research from the past five years published by NCFR through its journals, the Family Focus section of NCFR Report, CFLE Network, a policy brief, and a recorded conference session.
- 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 Report, and 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.
Specific Research Areas
- 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.
- 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 Families — This 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Explain & Promote Family Science — Need to show what Family Science is and why it matters? Use these free resources to explain and promote Family Science.
- Toolkit: Promoting Family Science — Find an ever-growing collection of resources supporting the identity of the Family Science discipline — graphics, fliers, posters, email signatures, and more — all available to download and use as you need for free.
- 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.