Michigan Family Review (MFR), a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication founded by the Michigan Council on Family Relations (MiCFR) in 1995, focuses on professional application and scholarly inquiry. Traditionally, MFR has been published once a year with each volume highlighting a single theme.

MFR provides a forum for a wide range of professionals and others interested in strengthening family life. Readers and contributors include educators at many levels in several fields, social service staff, researchers, attorneys, medical and health personnel, clergy, and public policy makers, as well as practitioners in community and citizen-action groups, and family members themselves.

The primary purpose of MFR is to publish empirical articles and critical literature reviews about contemporary problems confronting families and those who provide service to them. Articles are intended to be succinct statements of issues, research findings, theoretical ideas, policies, or program recommendations that will be useful in practice. Critical reflections drawn from experience working with families in the field or students in the classroom as well as curricula suggestions also will be considered for publication in MFR. If a submission focuses more on reflection we may invite a rejoinder to assist in placing the reflection in a scholarly context.

Views presented in articles do not necessarily represent the views of the MFR editor, editorial board members, or the MiCFR board or membership.

Publication Information

MFR was published in print from 1995 to 2003 and is now available only online. One thematic issue is published each year and is available as an open-access journal through agreement with Michigan Publishing at The University of Michigan Library.


Guest Editor, Volume 18

Heather Laube, PhD
Guest Editor, Volume 18 (Choices & Challenges: Contemporary Families)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of Womens' & Gender Studies
University of Michigan-Flint
Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice
303 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 4850-2-1950

General Editor

Heather Dillaway, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
Wayne State University
2228 FAB, 656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Tel. (313)-577-2930
Fax. (313)-577-2735

Editorial Assistant

Jennifer Haskin
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Sociology
Wayne State University