Other Activities in 1970–71

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 NCFR and the American Home Economics Association (now American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) cosponsored a national workshop on the family at Indiana University. The theme was “Family Life Education Re-examined: Action for the 70s.” Evelyn Rouner was chair.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Muriel Brown and Felix Berardo represented NCFR on task forces for the 1971 White House Conference on Aging. Evelyn Millis Duvall compiled a bibliography on Aging Family Member Roles and Relationships. At a special concerns session on the older family, organized by Ruth Jewson, she discussed familial, marital, and sexual needs of the aging. David Mace and James A. Peterson prepared extensive papers on the same theme. Both the bibliography and the paper were widely distributed during conference preparations and after.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At the request of the Women’s Bureau, a paper was prepared on family planning in relation to the status of women, to aid UN bodies and nongovernmental organizations to further work in this area. Jacquelyne Jackson was the senior author. A position paper on population and family planning and major and minor position papers on abortion were also prepared.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Read the 1971 NCFR position statement on abortion

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 A 10-day NCFR-approved workshop on family life education was cosponsored by the University of Minnesota and Colorado State University in connection with the Annual Conference. Additional workshops were held at Sheridan College, in Ontario, Canada; George Williams College in Chicago; and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in cooperation with the University of Northern Iowa.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Rose Somerville chaired a task force on Women’s Rights and Responsibilities. Several suggestions were proposed for action:

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  • Monitor books and television programs for sexism
  • Display new books about women at the annual conference
  • Investigate day care
  • Review classroom methods and materials concerning women’s roles
  • Hold workshops
  • Encourage producers of audio-visuals to develop good materials on women’s roles
  • Prepare articles on women’s roles

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 NCFR representation on the Family Life Education Liaison Committee of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology continued. Some of their major concerns were resources; formulation of policy statements; and special problems such as teenage pregnancy, unwed mothers, medical school curricula, family life education programs for nurses, and seminars for residents and their wives.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Muriel Brown was NCFR’s representative to the steering committee on National Voluntary Organizations working to implement the recommendations that came out of the White House Conference on Aging.


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