¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 During this year, the Coalition of Family Organizations (COFO) was formed, consisting of NCFR, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Family Service Association of America, and the American Home Economics Association. This coalition began publishing the COFO Memo, a quarterly newsletter on the major developments in U.S. family policy. It also began serving as a vehicle for each of the four organizations to strengthen their Washington presence through such activities as joint congressional testimony, press conferences, and, eventually, advocacy efforts of major importance.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In that same year, NCFR fulfilled a major goal of retaining the legal services of Steven L. Engelberg as Washington Counsel for Governmental Affairs. NCFR, through its Washington representative, played a role in the formation of the White House Conference on Families, which was created to influence the planning and implementation of the Conference. A letter was sent to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Califano, urging the development of a White House Conference on Families with the theme “Impact of Legislation on Families.”
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 At the age of 39, NCFR archival materials were immense, and that year they were filed with the National Social Welfare History Archives based at the University of Minnesota. They have since been added to and provide an excellent resource for research and historical records.