AFTA publishes two periodicals--the AFTA Update and the AFTA Monograph.
The AFTA Update began publication in January, 2004. Each Update keeps AFTA readers connected with their peers by presenting committee news and periodic committee-sponsored columns; meeting announcements; interviews, speeches and Presidential essays; and reviews of organizational conferences as well as updates on members' activities. The Update is issued twice a year, Fall and Spring. Members have access to the Update by going to the For Members section in the menu at left.
Beginning in Summer 2005, the AFTA Monograph Series is a reviewed special-topics journal of the organization. The Monograph seeks to present excellence in theory, policy and research on cutting edge topics of interest to the AFTA Membership. The Founding Editor was Jodie Kliman, Ph.D and Founding Layout Artists were Jay Lappin, MSW and Joyce Lappin). The current Editor in Chief is Melissa Elliott, MSN.
List of issues: Issues of the AFTA Monograph Series are available for purchase on request based on a subscription rate of $16 per year, or $25 each for individual issues, by sending a check to cover the amount to:
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The former AFTA Newsletter was discontinued in 2005.
The original publication of AFTA, the AFTA Newsletter, had its inception on March 12, 1978 when it covered the Family Process Board's first meeting in Cancun, Mexico. Issues 1-77 were published in hard copy only, while issues 78-91 (2000- Fall 2004) are also available for reading and download online in .pdf format.