Structure & Governance in 1967–68
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution requesting that the major emphasis of the 1970 White House Conference on Children and Youth be on the role of the family. The resolution called for a focus on issues that relate to children and youth growing up in diverse kinds of families and then moving out of their families of origin into families of their own. While being cognizant of all significant changes and development since the 1960 conference, it was proposed that it should deal with such issues as
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- The problem of authority and permissiveness in the family, as these relate particularly in the upbringing of children
- The images of marriage and the family in our culture today, as projected by the mass media
- The effect of increasingly high standards of consumption by teenagers on their capacity for family management later
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Convinced that these and other issues related to the family would provide a useful and acceptable theme for the conference, NCFR proposed to approach other national organizations and invite their support of the NCFR proposal.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Another proposal was passed in 1968 regarding training seminars: It was stated as follows:
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- That plans be made for the first NCFR training seminars in family life education to be in the summer of 1970, with seminars in all regions.
- That the seminars run for two weeks of intensive all-day sessions.
- That the seminars be sponsored with universities which offer such facilities as residence halls, food services, libraries, educational media equipment, classrooms and laboratories.
- That the universities be accredited and able to grant credit in areas such as child development, home and family life, sociology, etc.
- That efforts be made to get federal or foundation help in financing the seminars.
- That seminars be run by NCFR approved personnel.
- That preparations be made in planning meetings during 1969, which would allow selected personnel to develop curricula and pedagogical plans for the seminars. It is recommended that the meetings consist of three, two-day retreats.
- That the NCFR, if necessary, finance the 1969 planning meetings.
- That those participating in the meetings attend one or more of the seminars.
- That the seminars be run by two specialists who attended the 1969 planning meetings.
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