Wesley Burr, Program Chair
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The 1980 Annual Conference was held at the Hilton Hotel, Portland, OR, October 22–25. Wesley R. Burr was program chair and chose the theme “The Quality of Family Life: Integrating Theory, Research, and Application.” About 800 attended.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Urie Bronfenbrenner of Cornell University gave the opening plenary address, “Environmental Stresses and Supports in Parent–Child Activities.” He was sponsored by the students. Moncrieff Cochran, also of Cornell, discussed “Informal Support Systems.” Augustus Napier of Atlanta, GA, addressed the conference on “Marriage in Crisis: A Systems Perspective on Treatment and Prevention.”
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A panel consisting of Reuben Hill, Joan Aldous, Greer Litton Fox, Felix Berardo, and Jazcqueline Wiserman focused on “Decade Preview: The Family Field and the 1980s.”
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Affiliated Councils and the Family Action Section sponsored John A. Calhoun, Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, who spoke on “Launching a National Family Perspective.” A dialogue following his presentation was conducted with Calhoun, Ruth Jewson, and Carlfred Broderick.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Ira Reiss‘s Presidential Address was titled “Ideology and Sexuality.” Graham Spanier and Arthur Norton, of the U.S. Census Bureau, led a didactic session on “Family Demography.” Glenn Elder, the 1979 Burgess Award recipient, gave the Burgess Address.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The Family Therapy Section sponsored a half-day experiential workshop dealing with divorce, led by Robert Menninger, MD, of the Menninger Foundation. The section also offered a pre-conference session on “Family Problems as Seen in Children’s Books,” led by Bernice Hunt. Dennis Orthner and Barbara A. Chandler offered a pre-conference workshop on “The Quality of Family Life in the Military.”