Affiliates and Other Activities in 1985–86
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The Michigan Council on Family Relations sponsored the hospitality room at the national conference, as well as the opening reception.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 At the November Board meeting, the CFLE program was approved for special recognition of professional competence and contributions. It was to be marketed as the “Experience Recognition Program.” Family Life Educators with 5 or more years’ experience were invited to submit applications through June of 1988. The CFLE Standard Application program would continue to be in effect for those with less than 5 years’ experience as Family Life Educators.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Dr. Joyce Portner was hired in June to direct the CFLE program at 10 hours per week. New Certification Review Committee members added were Richard Hey and Betty Barber.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Graham Spanier represented NCFR at the National Leadership Conference on “AIDS–Employers and Families, and Communities,” sponsored by the Washington Business Group on Health. He presented Linda Lampert, Executive Director of Southeast Louisiana Health Cost Management Inc., with a commendation from NCFR for her work in educating other about AIDS.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Harold and Margaret Feldman, NCFR’s representatives to NVOILA, sponsored on NCFR’s behalf a session on “Family Structures and Long-Term Care” at the National Council on Aging’s Annual meeting in Washington, DC. Members of their panel were Victor Ciccirelli and Lillian E. Troll.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Evelyn Millis Duvall, former NCFR Executive Secretary and honorary life member of NCFR for her role in its founding, was honored with an endowed chair at the University of Southern California, Sarasota.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Mary Jo Czaplewski prepared and gave written testimony on a resolution for the establishment of a permanent Senate Committee on Families, Youth, and Children. Carla Howery, Chair of NCFR’s Public Policy Committee, was present at the hearing in Congress.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Tamara Hareven, Andrew Cherlin, Lula Beatty, and David H. Olson testified at a hearing of the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families on the topic of “The Diversity and Strength of American Families.”
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 NCFR continued as an affiliate of the Consortium of Social Science Associates (COSSA), an umbrella advocate for the interests of groups concerned with increasing knowledge using a social science perspective. David Hamburg of the Carnegie Foundation addressed COSSA on what he saw as the three major research issues facing the United State today: namely, (1) the effect of new technology on the economy and society, (2) social behavioral influences on health, (3) and human aggression and conflict resolution.
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 NCFR was a cosponsor of the National Conference on the Remarried Family at the Wingspread Center in Wisconsin. The conference was supported by the Johnson Foundation of Racine, Wisconsin. Other sponsors were AAMFT, AFTA and the Stepfamily Association of America.
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