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 Deb Gentry;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 2019-2020

President: Jackie Frank, Eastern Illinois University

President-Elect: D. Scott Sibley, Northern Illinois University

Secretary: Stacy Thompson, Southern Illinois University

Treasurer: Bernadette Collins, Northern Illinois University

Website Chair: Christopher Maniotes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Member-at-large: Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, University of Illinois-Chicago

Member-at-large: Christina Yousaf, Eastern Illinois University

Member-at-large: Katie Reck, Central Michigan University

Member-at-large: Jane Rose Njue, Northern Illinois University

Member-at-large: Susan Bowers, Northern Illinois University University

Immediate Past President: Lauren Hardy, Easterseals Central Illinois

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