¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 At the 1969 Annual Conference a group of students and young professionals, led by David Olson and Roger Rubin, established a Family Action Group. In its brief 48-hour existence the group was recognized by the NCFR Executive Committee and given Committee and Section status in the organization. The committee’s purpose was the handling of organizational matters and the setting of objectives and priorities for family action. It was to be primarily responsible for planning the program of the Family Action Section at annual meetings. At that same time, students and young professionals were added to the Board of Directors and to all committees. Its first action was a proposal for a position paper, “The Effect of the Vietnam War on Family Life in Southeast Asia and the United States.” Gordon Shipman of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, wrote the initial paper, which, after revision, was approved by the Executive Committee and passed by the members of NCFR at the business meeting. A statement was sent to President Nixon and to the press.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Committee on Standards and Certification for Family Life Educators, led by chair Rose Somerville, recommended to the Board specific criteria for teacher preparation in family life education and sex education.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Harold Feldman chaired the Research and Theory Ongoing Committee to consider the national research and theory concerns of NCFR. Functions included compiling a national directory of graduate programs in the family studies field, a national roster of ongoing research in family studies, and a national directory of postdoctoral opportunities in family study. With the help of cooperating federal agencies, a directory of publications was compiled that listed sources of federal funding for research and demonstration projects related to children and families.