Affiliates and Sections in 1998–99

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Norma Burgess served as Association of Councils President and, together with Lane Powell, worked at adopting the new Carver Model of governance to the Councils. Several surveys had been conducted, and results were being tallied.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The International Section members decided to put their newsletter, including section by-laws and minutes of past meetings, online through the NCFR website. A listserv of the Section members was also made available.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The Family Policy Section sponsored a Public Policy Forum pre-conference session at the Annual Conference. The first Margaret Feldman Family Policy Internship Award was given to Kevin Roy, a PhD candidate at Northwestern University who used it to examine the impact of welfare reform policies on paternal providing and caregiving. He served as an intern at the Paternal Involvement Project in Chicago at Kennedy-King College.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Family and Health Section presented sessions at the Annual Conference on the health practices of parents of poor Latino and African American children with asthma; families and chronic illness, and occupations and health; among others.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The Education and Enrichment Section and the Ethnic Minorities Section joined together to offer a pre-conference workshop on “Family Life Education with Diverse Families.” Paul Rosenblatt was the leader.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The Religion and Family Life Section sponsored a pre-conference workshop training for family ministry consultants led by Diana Garland of Baylor University. A special session was given by the Rev. Mel White, author of SStranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America.In addition to a rich conference program, they started a listserv of their members.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The Research and Theory section sponsored two special sessions at the Annual Conference. One was headed by Ruben G. Rumbaut of Michigan State University, who spoke on children of immigrant families. Alan Acock of Oregon State University presented a “methods” update on latent growth models. He also conducted a workshop on longitudinal research methods.


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