Membership

As a member, you will have the opportunity to :

  • meet with other organizations and individuals in the state that share similar interests with regards to marriage and family life
  • learn of others’ work, exchange ideas and discuss matters of mutual concern
  • stimulate and encourage study and research in the field of family relations
  • evaluate and articulate positions on family related issues and move toward responsible social action
  • further wholesome family relationships through these and such other means as are deemed to be appropriate
  • facilitate the exchange of research and ideas
  • promote family life education
  • help keep others aware of legislation concerning families

Types of Membership:

Annual Membership

  • Regular ILCFR: $10.00
  • Student: $5.00
  • Benefactor: $250.00 – lifetime membership

All members of the Illinois Council on Family Relations receive a newsletter each year that inform you about things that are happening in the state organization, information about the annual state conference, policies that impact families, and general information about the family field.

If you have questions about joining the ILCFR, or would like more information about this state-wide organization, please contact Cristina Prestin-Latham ([email protected]);Membership Chair. Otherwise, please download our brochure below and send it in with a check for the type of membership you would like.

ICFR_Brochure 2016

ILCFR Executive Committee 2015-2016

Past President:
Axton Betz-Hamilton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

Co-Presidents
Jane Rose Njue, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Health and Human Services
Northern Illinois University

Christina Yousaf
Instructor, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

President Elect and 2016/2017 Conference Chair:
Lauren Hardy, M.S.
Development Manager
Easter Seals Central Illinois

Membership chair:
Cristina Prestin-Latham, CFLE
Social Science Instructor, Heartland Community College

Secretary: 
Kimberly Crossman, M.S.
Assistant Professor, Child and Family Services
Southern Illinois University

Co-Student Representatives
Catrina Parker
Graduate Student, Human Development, Illinois State University

Rachel Martin
Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University

Treasurer:
Bernadette Collins, CFLE
Adjunct Instructor, Aurora University

Website Chair:
Bernadette Collins, CFLE
Adjunct Instructor, Aurora University

Newsletter Editor
Axton Betz-Hamilton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

National Council on Family Relations
The Illinois Council on Family Relations is an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations