Educational Institutions

National Council on Family Relations

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • http://www.ncfr.org

Mission Statement

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) provides an educational forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards, and works to promote family well-being.

Service Areas

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International

The National Council on Family Relations serves family professionals in the United States and around the world. Approximately 92% of NCFR members live in the US, 4% in Canada, and 4% in other countries

ruling year

1974

Principal Officer since 2007

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Mrs Diane L. Cushman

Keywords

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family researchers, educators, family practitioners.

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Also Known As

NCFR

EIN

41-0762436

 Number

8265003495

Physical Address

1201 West River Parkway Suite 200

Minneapolis, MN 55454 1115

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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NCFR engages the local, national and international community via several educational and membership opportunities. Membership Services: 3,582 active members received benefits that include: a free copy of Journal of Family Theory & Review along with other publications; professional development and networking; reduced fees to the annual conference; certification for family life education; access to a career center; and an E newsletter that reached over 8,800 subscribers. Members may participate in 1) Sections, 2) Focus Groups, and 3) Affiliates. 1) Sections – Sections are a means of increasing communication and interaction among NCFR members holding common interests. Approximately 83 percent of members engage in Sections. 2) Focus Groups – Approximately 10 percent of members engage in Focus Groups, which provide members with specific family life interests beyond Section interests. 3) The Affiliate Councils- Affiliate Councils is to provide a forum and mechanism whereby members stay in touch locally through conferences, events, communications, and committees.
Information Dissemination: NCFR utilized several methods to distribute information. salary 1) Published scholarly journals; 5 issues of "Journal of Marriage and Family", 5 issues of "Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies" and 4 issues of "Journal of Family Theory & Review". These issues were provided to 2,948 active members, downloaded 2,727,036 times, subscribed by 4483 institutions and available free through EBSCO to 7,198 institutions.    2) Provided online archived journal article access to 7359 institutions in 166 countries. 3) Maintained annual institutional subscriber base. Education: NCFR provided working professionals many ways to keep abreast of the latest and the best in research and practice. 1) Four day annual national conference generated 1,100 attendees.   2) NCFR's Certified Family Life Education program (CFLE) certified 1,502 family life specialists nationwide.   3) CFLE establishes a test exam for achieving CFLE certification. 4) "Report," a quarterly magazine sent to all active members. 5) “Network,” a quarterly newsletter provided to all CFLEs. Learn more at: http://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-community-blog/we-are-ncfrthe-movie.

Programs

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Program 1

National Council on Family Relations programs include; Publications; inlcuding "Journal of Marriage and the Family" which is the leading scholarly research journal in the family field. The "Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies" is an applied scholarly journal with a family practiioner focus. Annual Conference including keynote speakers and the most current information in family studies. Several "awards" reconizing member achievements, including those for outstanding teaching,research and student awards. "Certified Family Life Educators" establishing the first criteria and curriculum guidlines for family life education. Fosters dialogue among family professionals though or annual conference, over 30 state/regional/provincial affiliates, 10 special interest sections in focus groups and NCFR's website and listservers.

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Service Areas

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International

The National Council on Family Relations serves family professionals in the United States and around the world. Approximately 92% of NCFR members live in the US, 4% in Canada, and 4% in other countries

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NATIONAL COUNCIL ON FAMILY RELATIONS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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National Council on Family Relations

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Principal Officer

Mrs Diane L. Cushman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Gary Bowen

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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