1988 Conference: Addictions in Families

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The Annual Conference in 1988 was dedicated to celebrating NCFR’s 50 years of existence. The theme was “Addictions and Families.” Robert Lewis was conference vice president, and the conference was held at the Philadelphia Franklin Plaza Hotel. Ollie Pocs, University of Illinois, chaired the exhibits management. The number of attendees that year increased by 23%, with 52 new members being added from a conference membership/registration package deal. The total attendees numbered 1,100. A highlight of the conference was the attendance of Soviet scholars who were recruited by Susan Hartman and members of the Family Social Science Department at the University of Minnesota.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Eight visiting scholars from the USSR attended the 1988 NCFR conference

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 50th-anniversary activities included a presidential reception honoring all Past Presidents of NCFR, led by President Graham Spanier, and an anniversary banquet with distinguished guests including Past Presidents and 35+-year members, with music by Geof Morgan on guitar.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Special guests included charter member and Executive Director Evelyn Millis Duvall, Executive Director Ruth Jewson, and Coretta Scott King. Copies of the NCFR History Book, edited by Ruth Jewson and Jim Walters, were given as gifts.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Margaret Slingerland chaired a special memorial honoring deceased members of NCFR. In preparation for the event, the Board initiated a special fundraiser, “10 after 10”, to create an endowment fund for NCFR. Ten NCFR leaders volunteered to bring in 10 pledges, with the one who raised the highest amount of money having the endowment named after him or her.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 A special recognition of the efforts of the Black Caucus’s formation 10 years prior was included in the Ethinic Minority Section program schedule. The Anniversary Program/Symposium was planned by Patricia Bell Scott and dedicated to the memory of W. E. B. Du Bois and the Philadelphia Black Family Project. Presentations and participants were: “The Legacy of the Philadelphia Black Family Project,” by Patricia Bell-Scott; “Theories of the Black Family,” by Robert  Staples; “The Evolution of Methodology,” by Leanor Boulin Johnson; and “The Evolution of Praxis,” by  Andrew Billingsly. Gladys Hildreth was the discussant and Velma McBride was the Presider.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 1988 conference programRead the conference program


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