The Minnesota Council on
Family Relations is an affiliate
of the National Council on
Family Relations.

The Student / New Professional section is open to both
  members and non-members of MCFR. The section is comprised of students at any level, new professionals, and those who desire to be part of the lives of those who build the future of the family field.

  To allow students, new professionals, and student supporters
  to join together to facilitate networking, mentoring, and
  dynamic exchanges of knowledge.

Students / New Professionals
Interested in Joining?
Annual Membership Year: September 1 - August 31

Download our brochure

Join or renew my membership online

Information about the S/NP section:
 New Professionals
are considered those who are within
  one year of graduation and will qualify for the student /
  new professional membership rate.

 Join the Student / New Professional (S/NP) Section for
 opportunities to strengthen your resume and CV by:

   - Being involved in a professional organization
   - Presenting research projects at MCFR conferences
   - Providing leadership within the S/NP Section
   - Becoming eligible for (student / new professional)
    award nominations through the Affiliate Council

 Develop professionally within a supportive,
 student-friendly environment by:

   - Networking with students, faculity, and family
   - Receiving a discount on MCFR conferences*
   - Applying for scholarships for MCFR conferences*
   - Learning more about the field of family life education
   - Connecting with a community of students and new
     professionals in the family studies field

    ( * Requires paid MCFR student/new professional membership )

Archive of Past Events & Resources


 Fall: The Role of Family Tradition in Family Life Education.
  - How does Chinese Tea Ceremony contribute to parenting of
     self-regulation? (by Chun Zhang)

 Fall: A Conversation with Family Professionals: MFT & PE
  - Family professionals: Bill Allen & Nancy Melquist
  - Resources: COMING SOON!
 Spring: Establishing Yourself in the Family Field

  - Resources: "Where are Family Life Educators Employed?"
    & "Strategies for Transitioning from Student to Professional"


 Fall: Presenting Powerful Posters & Other Conference Tips
  - Panel members: Bill Allen, Susan Walker, & Jan McCulloch
  - Resources: "MCFR Student / New Professional Guide to
    Attending Conferences" & "Preparing and Presenting Powerful
    Posters Handout"

 Spring: Planning Session for Involvement in NCFR Local
 Arrangements Committee

 Fall: Tips for Student Work / Life Balance
  - Resources: "Work / Life Balance Handout"

 Spring: Wisdom from the Field of Family Education
  - Speakers: Marcie Brooke & Ada Alden
  - Resources: "Ada Alden's Recommended Reading List"

 Fall: Making the Transition from Life as a Graduate Student
Life as a Professional
  - Speakers: Sarah Lassig & Kristin Dillon

 Spring: Working with and for Families
  - Speakers: Betty Cooke, Minnelle Tralle, Rose Allen, Peg Lindlof
    & Susan Walker

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Family Forum is the newsletter
of the Minnesota Council
on Family Relations.