Other Activities in 1992–93

NCFR had representatives at the IYF conferences in Malta

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Executive Director Mary Jo Czaplewski and Margaret Feldman attended the International Union of Family Organizations conference in Vienna, Austria, May 6–9, in connection with the International Year of the Family sponsored by the United Nations. Plans were underway with the leadership of Jan Hogan and Lynda Walters for the NCFR International Year of the Family Workshop to be held in Black Mountain, NC, in July 1994. Theme chosen was “One World, Many Families.” Karen Altergott edited a special publication with that title. She received 13 manuscripts and needed five more to complete the book. Henry K. Sokalski, UN High Commissioner on the International Year of the Family, attended the NCFR conference, and Sylvia Hewlett, economist, children’s advocate, and author, was a keynoter. More than 200 people from several countries attended.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Read the 1993 NCFR Statement on Families-Family Policy

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 NCFR was also represented by Arlene and Jerry Skolnick and Nona and Carroll Cannon at the Malta Conferences on the International Year of the Family. Wilfred Dumon of NCFR was a keynoter at the Vienna conference and spoke on “Change in Societies and Family Relationships: Effects Upon Couples, Parents and Their Children.”

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Jan Hogan and Mary Jo Czaplewski also attended the Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Gustavus Adolphus University on “Striving for Peace: The U.N. in a New World.”

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 As of February 1993, there were 550 CFLES (renewed and new), with over 800 new orders for the application packets. The Teachers’ Kit, consisting of 75 peer-reviewed lesson plans in each of the 10 substantive areas, was newly printed and selling for $26.95. Over 200 orders were filled. An employer packet for potential employers of CFLEs was being edited, and continuing education credits are now being offered. Margaret Arcus presented a pre-conference workshop on “Ethics in Family Life Education” at the Annual Conference in November.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Margaret Feldman, NCFR Washington Representative, continued to do an outstanding job with regular visits to Capitol Hill, attendance at meetings of the Coalition of Family Organizations (COFO), Generations United, CDF, CWLA, and NCOA. She sent out the Family Fax reports to the affiliates regularly, wrote a column in the NCFR Report and in the COFO Report.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Marilyn Bensman continued to represent NCFR at the UN’s NGO Section on Families.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 From March 15 through 17, 1993, NCFR was represented at the NCHS/CDC and HHS/ASPE conference on “Family Data and Family Health Policy.” Presentations were made by Bill Doherty, Brent Miller, and several other NCFR members. Margaret Feldman and Mary Jo Czaplewski also attended.


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