Mary Hicks Program Chair
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The 1983 Annual Conference was held in the Radisson Hotel, St. Paul, MN, October 11–15. Mary W. Hicks was program chair. Jeanne Markell and Kay Louis were local arrangements co-chairs. The theme chosen by Hicks was “Linkages: Maximizing Family Energy – Work & Family, Kin, Friendship/Community. Nine hundred sixty-five attended the conference.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Speakers included Roger Porter, who spoke on “Informal Links with the Government”; Bonnie Martin, who discussed “The Family at Work: Strengths and Changes” (a General Mills special Report); Robert F. Avant, whose topic was “The Family & Community”; Christian Beals, who spoke on “Family Social Supports Networking”; and Robert Levy, who discussed “When Families Meet the Law and Lawyers.”
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Pre-conference workshops included the following: “Coping with Unemployment,” by Matti Gershenfeld; “Assessment in Family Therapy,” by Ned Gaylin and Eleanor Macklin; “Family Professionals Working in Hospital Settings,” with Patrick Carnes; “Family Systems—Behavioral Medicine,” with David Bloch, David Reiss, William Doherty, and Oscar Barberin; and “The Military Family: Innovative Programs Across the Military Family Life Cycle.”
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Peter Laslett presented the 1982 Burgess Award Address. Martha and Deryck Calderwood continued to chair the film filmstrip/videotape exhibit. Petitions were circulated to establish two new Sections: Family and Health and Religion and Family Life.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Ruth Jewson, who would retire before the next Annual Conference after 28 years of service to NCFR, was presented with a check and a Waterford vase from past presidents.