National Council on Family Relations — NCFR

Who We Are

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is a professional organization for those who study, teach about, and educate families. Our members are:

  • family researchers
  • college faculty who study and teach about families
  • educators and outreach professionals intent on strengthening families
  • students who want to learn more about and do more to help families

NCFR is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Many Lenses, One Focus

Since its formation in 1938, NCFR has been a multidisciplinary organization comprising family scholars, students, and practitioners from many areas. Our members come from sociology, psychology, anthropology, family and consumer sciences, demography, therapy and counseling, human development, social work, theology, health, and more.

As a result, NCFR is the professional society for Family Science, the rapidly growing academic and professional discipline that, like NCFR, incorporates these multiple perspectives in working toward a common purpose — understanding and empowering families.

What We Do

NCFR supports family research and education through its scholarly journals, annual conference, information materials, member forums, career development, networking activities, and the Certified Family Life Educator credential.