Other Activities in 1997–98

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Margaret Feldman continued to be the NCFR volunteer representative in Washington. NCFR membership in the Coalition of Social Science Associations (at $575/year) kept her busy monitoring federal grants legislation for social science research. During the year, she attended meetings of federal agency groups such as the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect and Advisory Board meetings of the National Institute of Child Health and Development and the Interagency Task Force on Family Statistics.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Marilyn Bensman, NCFR Representative to the United Nations, attended the Department of Public Information briefings meetings of UN NGO Committees on The Family, Aging, Mental Health, and the Status of Women. She was active in working with committees concerned with aspects of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Declaration of Women’s Rights put forth at the Beijing Conference on Women.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 May 15 was designated the International Day of Families and was commemorated with a UN workshop on “Families, Educators, and Providers of Human Rights,” with Enrique Ter Horst, UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, as speaker.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 NCFR began looking at the development of a CFLE examination to replace the portfolio review process, and at the issue of parent education and whetherthere is a need for a separate certification for parent educators.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Evelyn Millis Duvall, a co-founding member of NCFR, prolific author, traveler, and first Executive Secretary of NCFR, died on December 13, 1998, in Sarasota, FL.


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