1970 Conference: Violence and the Family

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The Pick–Congress Hotel in Chicago was the site of the 1970 Annual Conference from October 7 – 10. The theme of the conference, chosen by program chair Gerald R. Leslie, was “Violence and the Family.” The conference attempted to deal with all aspects of the relationships between violence and the family, such as violence in husband–wife relationships, including sexual relationships; parent–child relationships; and the influences of a society that socializes its young to accept violence, including the impact of war on families. Plenary speakers had as their topics “The Influence of TV Violence on the Family,” given by Roy Danish; “Sexuality and Violence,” by Gerald Sanctuary; “The Battered Child,” by Brandt Steele; and “Repression, Morality, and the Family,” by Jerome Skolnick. Forty registrants from Canada held a post-conference meeting to organize a Canadian Council.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Harold Feldman chaired a special post-conference implementation meeting with representatives of other organizations to discuss and implement conference findings on violence and the family.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The Family Action Section proposed a referendum statement setting forth NCFR’s position regarding family life and sex education that was voted on by the members present at the business meeting. It was accepted by the members in a mail ballot as well as at the Annual Conference.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 1970 conference programRead the conference program


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