It is common for Family Science students to feel overwhelmed by the job search process. This is especially true if they do not plan to pursue a career as a college or university faculty member or researcher. Luckily, NCFR member Erica Jordan, Ph.D., CFLE, is here to help with a revised edition of her popular NCFR webinar from 2018. Drawing on insights from hosting a Family Science careers podcast, Dr. Jordan will share new advice on how to search for jobs and how to connect one's own experience when applying for jobs.

By attending this webcast, participants will be able to:

  • identify personal and professional goals;
  • use face-to-face and electronic methods to explore a variety of career options;
  • effectively communicate how one’s Family Science background connects to various areas of practice; and
  • market oneself throughout the job exploration process.

Attendees will also be able to practice the job search process during this webinar using scenarios Family Science graduates have encountered in real-life interviews.

Approved for 1.0 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.

Webinar date: January 19, 2022, 10 - 11 a.m. CST

Fee: Free for NCFR members & CFLEs / $89 for nonmembers


In this interactive workshop, attendees will be first introduced to common pitfalls in manuscript preparation through the presentation of what are common reviewer comments and recommendations. Following this step in the workshop, attendees will be assigned to small groups and engage in two interactive, hands-on activities with senior reviewers. Afterwards, attendees have opportunities to ask questions to editor office including editor, associate editor, deputy editor, and editorial assistant. The information shared, and critical awareness and skills developed in this multi-part, half-day workshop will provide our community of Family Science scholars with tools to improve the quality of their future manuscripts.

Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will:

  • Describe common pitfalls in manuscript preparation and related reviewer recommendations.
  • Identify common pitfalls and possible corrections across each manuscript section, i.e., Literature Review, Research Questions, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Implications.
  • Analyze areas in need of revision in their manuscript writing and describe how to make the necessary corrections to strengthen their research report.
  • Understand steps to start developing the capacity to produce manuscripts clearly meeting the high standards set by peer-reviewers and journals.

Presented by: He Xiao, Lauren Eaton, Wendy Middlemiss, and Joseph G. Grzywacz

Participating reviewers: Brandan Wheeler, Brenda L. Bass , Cassandra Chaney, and Melissa A. Barnett 

Approved for 1 CFLE contact hour of continuing education credit.

Webinar date: June 30, 2021

Fee: Free for NCFR members and CFLE / $45 for nonmembers


Beneficial to family scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, attendees will leave this webinar with the ability to:

  1. Dismantle family privilege in Family Science scholarship, teaching, practice, and policymaking;
  2. Recognize family privilege and White supremacy in research, practitioner, and policy settings;
  3. Reduce the ways in which family privilege manifests in Family Science and in society.

Approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

Webinar date: 5/11/2021


This session is designed to give people the language to confidently engage in courageous conversations about race and racism. This session will include a thorough understanding of terms and developing a shared language to effectively engage in the discourse on race and racism. It will be an interactive session where the presenter will first share information with the group, have attendees evaluate their own views using a self-guided tool during lunch, and return for further discussion.

Approved for 2.0 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

Webinar date: Aug. 26, 2020

Fee: FREE for NCFR members & CFLEs / $155 for non-members & non-CFLEs


Educators need to be aware of the diverse experiences of their students, and especially when sensitive topics arise in the classroom it's important to understand those diverse experiences as they relate to trauma.

In this webinar, presenters Debra L. Berke, Ph.D., CFLE, and Rebecca M. Ghabour, Ph.D., will focus on how to include trauma-informed educational practices (TIEPs) in face-to-face and online Family Science classrooms, helping you to improve the classroom experience you provide.

Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hour of continuing education credit.

Webinar date: Jan. 29, 2019

Fee: $25 for NCFR student members / $45 for NCFR members / $85 for nonmembers