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February 22, 2019

TxCFR member Marlene Lobberecht has released an updated version of her publication, the Texas Advocacy Playbook. This extensive publication is a wealth of knowledge for community members seeking to engage in advocacy. This updated publication will be used in our upcomi...

July 15, 2018

We are well into the summer season! Before we know it, it will be time to gear up for the 2019 TxCFR Conference. Enjoy these fun pics from TxCFR 2018 and start making your plans for TxCFR 2019, which will be held in Austin, Texas from February 28th - March 1st!

December 14, 2017

The Jacks Council on Family Relations was featured by the National Council on Family Relations after providing meals for 125 families during the Thanksgiving season. We are so proud the members of our state affiliate are meeting the needs of local families. Read all ab...

November 29, 2017

The Texas Council on Family Relations invites professionals, both practitioners and researchers, and students at all levels to submit proposals for the 2018 TxCFR Conference, which will be held on Thursday, April 5th & Friday, April 6th in Dallas (Plano/Frisco). This i...

November 15, 2017

Several of our TxCFR members attended the 2017 National Council on Family Relations Conference, held in Orlando, Florida. TxCFR President Joanne Roberts (Hardin Simmons University) and Board Members Jennifer Newquist (Stephen F. Austin University) and Erica Jordan (Uni...

October 26, 2017

On Thursday, October 26th, TxCFR Member Marlene Lobberecht visited Member Erica Jordan's HDFS 4322 Careers in Human Services undergraduate class that she teaches at the University of Houston. Marlene is a nationally-certified trainer, family consumer sciences educator,...

September 12, 2017

Natural disasters present families with many stressors and can often lead to sudden crises such as the loss of a home, negative mental and physical health impacts, loss of security, and even loss of life. The TxCFR membership is comprised of a range of professionals wh...

March 25, 2017

On March 24, 2017, TxCFR welcomed the following new board members. We are excited to have a diverse board that represents professionals serving families in various domains across the state of Texas.

Matt Dodd (Moved up to Publicity VP)

Keilah Villarreal (Moved up to Prog...

March 24, 2017

Researchers, practitioners, undergraduates, and graduate students gathered on March 23-24, 2017 for our annual conference and learned more about family financial literacy. Ashley Parks, CFP, our opening keynote speaker, shared many practical tips for teaching children...

March 23, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, a group of TxCFR members visited the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas as part of the Capitol Connection Preconference event. We hosted a breakfast briefing for legislators and staff members to inform them about the field of family life educat...

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