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National Council on Family Relations

NCFR Weekly Zippy News

March 20, 2019

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  1. Responding to Gun Violence and Hate
  2. View the Collection of NCFR Parental Incarceration Resources
  3. Nominate Your Colleagues for NCFR Awards
  4. Read the CFLE Network Issue on Family Life Education and Home Visiting
  5. April's Journal of Marriage and Family Addresses Work-Family and Economic Issues
  6. Call for Authors — Family Sustainability: Contextualizing Relationships Within Evolving Systems
  7. An Overview of Recent U.S. Legislation to Help Babies and Toddlers Thrive
  8. New Reports on Child and Youth Maltreatment
  9. Attend NCFR State and Regional Affiliate Conferences
  10. Zippy's Video of the Week: The Barber Helping Men With Dementia
  11. New Employment Opportunity

NCFR Resource Collections
Responding to Gun Violence and Hate

NCFR and its members are saddened by the violent events of the past week in Christchurch, New Zealand, Utrecht in the Netherlands, and elsewhere. We are stunned that hate like this can still occur.

NCFR has also published two collections of original articles on Understanding Gun Violence from a Family Perspective. Several of these articles are free and open to the public.

Further NCFR resource collections designed to help those affected to cope in the aftermath of a hate crime or other violent event include:

see all resource collections

NCFR Member Exclusive
View the New Collection of NCFR Parental Incarceration Resources

Findings published in NCFR’s journals demonstrate that parental incarceration can negatively affect a family’s relationship quality and housing security. This resource collection provides research published by NCFR through its journals, a policy brief, a Family Focus issue, and recorded conference sessions.

Access to this new collection is a benefit of NCFR membership. 

view resource collection 

NCFR Awards and Recognition
Now is the Time to Nominate Your Colleagues

awardsHonor the scholarly achievement and service of your students, collaborators, or mentors with an award from NCFR and its member groups. Award recipients are distinguished scholars and practitioners who have dedicated themselves to working in the family field and have achieved outstanding accomplishments.
Nominate a deserving colleague for appropriate awards, send supporting evidence, and list other people who can verify the nominee’s qualifications. A selection committee evaluates the applicants or nominees and selects the recipient(s).

The deadline for most awards is May 1. Awards with earlier deadlines are:

see all awards

Home Visiting
Family Life Education
Read the Winter CFLE Network Issue on Home Visiting

The winter 2019 CFLE Network, the newsletter for Certified Family Life Educators, is now available. This issue's topic is Family Life Education and Home Visiting.

Articles include these and more:


CFLEs will need to be logged in to the website to view articles and the PDF. Interested in full access to Network articles? Learn how to become a CFLE.

see all articles

NCFR Journals
April Journal of Marriage and Family Addresses Work-Family and Economic Issues

JMFThe Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF), published by NCFR, has been the leading research journal in the family field for more than 75 years.

The April 2019 issue is now available for subscribers. It features original articles on the work-family interface, families and the economy, wage penalties, gender and sexual minority families, and more.

Additionally, new early-view articles are available, including:

JMF subscribers can access articles by logging in to the NCFR website and visiting the journal access webpage.

find new articles

Call for Authors
Family Sustainability: Contextualizing Relationships Within Evolving Systems

Fall 2019 Issue of Family Focus

Family FocusThe world around families continues to change, and families continue to adapt to the settings in which they live. Strong families exist in all settings. The fall 2019 issue of Family Focus, a section of NCFR Report, will explore some of the ways that strong families adjust and are sustained by their relationships and family unity across generations. This is also the theme of the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference. 

Empirically based articles are sought that focus on strong family relationships helping communities and individual families deal with economic stress, community violence, family disruption, and other challenges and opportunities. 

Authors, please indicate intent to submit by May 1, 2019. Manuscripts are due May 15.

see full call details

Family Policy
An Overview of Recent Legislation to Help Babies and Toddlers Thrive 

babyThe National Conference of State Legislatures, with the support of ZERO TO THREE, has released a new policy brief that gives an overview of policies across the country that improve services and support infants, toddlers, and their families.

Strategies legislators have considered include improving access to and quality of child care, ensuring parents have time to bond with young children, and empowering parents to support their child's healthy emotional and physical development.

read policy brief

NCFR Resource Library
Reports on Child and Youth Maltreatment

Federal reporting data on child abuse and neglect in 2017 is now available for researchers and practitioners from the U.S. Children's Bureau. Additionally, a new report from Child Trends examines the relationship between self-reported experiences of child maltreatment and later delinquent or criminal behaviors across age, sex, race, and sexual orientation.

visit the ncfr resource library

Upcoming Events
NCFR State and Regional Affiliate Conferences

NCFR affiliates — local chapters at the state/regional or university levels — allow family scholars and practitioners to exchange ideas and resources, and connect with colleagues in their geographic area.

These NCFR affiliates have planned conferences for this spring:

see all events


Zippy's Video of the Week

The Barber Helping Men With Dementia

When Lenny takes his mobile barbershop on the road to visit men living with dementia, he provides more than just a shave and a haircut. Lenny helps to cut through the years and help these men relive joyful times from their youth.

just a little off the top

Employment Opportunities

Employers: Get your job opening included in Zippy News by posting it in NCFR's online Jobs Center!

Research Associate
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

The University of Chicago seeks a research associate for an in-residence, two-year, benefits-eligible postdoctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will serve under the joint mentorship of two nationally recognized researchers in the following content areas: 1) services for infants, young children, and their families and 2) incarcerated women and their children. The selected candidate will receive advanced research training through participation research projects. The candidate is expected to conduct work leading to publication in refereed journals.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Required Education: Doctorate
Application Deadline: April 19, 2019

view job listing

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