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Volume 15, 2011 : Families & Transitions Michigan Family Review (MFR) is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication of the Michigan Council on Family Relations (MiCFR) and 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.