Dr. John DeFrain is a Professor Emeritus of Family Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His work focuses on the development of strong couples and families nationally and internationally. Among his most recent books are Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths (8th Edition), and Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Family Action Research and Writing Team has been working together the past decade on written materials to help strengthen couple and family relationships. The team’s first book, Family Treasures: Creating Strong Families, presented more than 60 activities to help develop the six key couple and family strengths. The Research and Writing Team was the recipient of an Annie E. Casey Foundation/4-H Youth Development Strengthening Families Award for their efforts.