¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 An international seminar on “The Child and the Family” was sponsored at Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, by the International Section and the Committee on Family Research of the International Sociological Association.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The NCFR Resource and Referral Center, under the direction of Margaret Bodley, began functioning at headquarters, funded by a grant from the Stewart Mott Foundation. The Center—far ahead of its time as a database—was established to accomplish the following tasks: (1) collect, index, and store and retrieve family-related information for professionals in the family field and interested others throughout the country; (2) help with program planning and assessment in schools, colleges, churches, and government and community agencies; (3) supply appropriate references for those wanting reliable materials; and (4) suggest speakers on special topics.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Ad Hoc Resource Committee for the White House Conference on Families, chaired by Sharon Alexander, developed a packet of papers for use in preparation for the conference. These included topics such as the following:
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- “How Two Earner Families Can be Assisted,” by Phyllis Moen
- “Meeting the Needs of Families with Elderly Members,” by Rose M. Somerville
- “Families and Health Legislation,” by Katrinna Johnson
- “Constructive Day Care Policies for America,” by Bettye Caldwell and Diane Carr
- “The Impact of Divorce and Public Policy,” by Thomas J. Espenshade
- “How Families with Violent Members Can be Helped,” by Richard J. Gelles
- “Family Diversity,” by Ira W. Hutchinson
- “Identifying the Needs of Families With Handicapped Members,” by Margaret McCullough
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Sharon Alexander also testified for the NCFR White House Conference Hearings in Washington, addressing four issues: (1) government involvement in the family system, (2) amelioration of family violence, (3) needs of special families, and (4) family life education.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Ann Tourigney wrote a policy statement, “Hospital Care Cost Containment,” which was accepted by NCFR. NCFR also established an official policy that it would meet only in the states that supported the Equal Rights Amendment as long as the issue was viable.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Kinsey Green, Executive Director of the American Home Economics Association and a representative of the Coalition of Family Organizations (COFO), of which NCFR was a member, testified in Congress to the House Subcommittee on Select Education in support of the Domestic Violence and Services Act. COFO also participated in a national task force on family violence, along with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration; the U.S. Department of Justice; the Office of Domestic Violence; the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the national Executive Service Corps; and the Advertising Council.