It’s been a busy year for NCFR’s Minnesota affiliate!
If you are within the area of the Northwest affiliate (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, Alaska), please get involved! Elections for new officer positions will be held this fall.
The Child, Family & Consumer Studies undergraduate program at the University of Idaho has met the standards and criteria required for the provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation
The Human Development and Family Science bachelor program at Illinois State University has met the standards and criteria required for the provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation
Since 2013, when the NCFR membership began electing members to the Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC), the IDC has been experimenting with various organizational tools to foster discussions about inclusion, diversity, and social justice issues.
The Oklahoma Council on Family Relations (OKCFR) will be hosting its annual conference April 6–7, 2017. The theme, "The Business of Building a Family," will emphasize not only the vital building blocks of family resilience but also the factors practitioners require to build a healthy business model to best support families.
Each year, the Research and Theory Section of NCFR recognizes the highest-scoring abstract submitted by a student or new professional. This year's award went to Dr. Casey Totenhagen.
We hope you enjoyed the 2016 NCFR Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota! The Families and Health Section presented 74 posters, five symposia, six paper sessions, one workshop, and a lightning paper sessions.
The challenge for many of us is to keep track of all the ideas we have and plans we have made. Sometimes we get bogged down in the details of our daily lives, and it is hard to recall what we had decided to do in the future. I keep a pile of papers
The success of our sessions depends, in large part, on your hard work prior to and during the conference.
Congratulations to our 63 new Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs) who earned the designation from July 2016 through September 2016!
Bridget A. Walsh, Ph.D., CFLE, is the recipient of the 2016 Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Special Recognition Award, presented at the CFLE Reception at the 2016 NCFR Annual Conference in Minneapolis.
The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension (JHSE) is seeking applications for a Managing Editor for a three year term beginning June 1, 2017.
The program chair's primary duties are to select the theme, prepare the call for proposals for that year's conference, and to identify plenary speakers.
Kristi Williams, incoming editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family can be heard discussing marriage issues in WOSU radio's "Wellness Wednesday".
Work by NCFR members Lawrence Ganong, Marilyn Coleman, Luke Russell, and Jonathon Beckmeyer is featured.
Participation in a prevention program called Strong African American Families (SAAF) has been shown to remove the effects of poverty on brain development, according to a University of Georgia report. NCFR member Gene Brody was the report's lead author.
This article from The Sociologocial Imagination argues that the infrastructure of scholarly communication makes it difficult to keep up with the quantity of information being created.
Brookings provides six examples of economic and racial inequality.
What do kids think about their own racial and gender identities? The University of Washington interviewed 222 kids age 7 to 12 to develop an understanding of how kids perceive themselves.
A November report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education looks at the key considerations for states and provides case studies of the work that's been done in several states.
A December 1 briefing was held in Washington D.C. to provide an overview of the current public policy initiatives to improve the coordination, prevention and response to childhood trauma.
In 2016, over 80,000 refugees were admitted into the United States, the most since 1999. Where they went varied dramatically. Pew Research Center looks at the most, and least, common states for refugees to have settled.
The National Council on Family Relations and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the two recipient projects of the organization's 2015-16 Innovation Grants initiative, which awards up to two $10,000 research grants per year.