CFLE Program

The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program was implemented in 1985. Judith Hooper was appointed chair of the first Certification Review Committee (CRC; 1984–86). Members of CRC were Ken Barber (1984–85); Ken Davidson (1984–86); Steve Jorgensen (1984–89); Carol McKinnon (1984–87); and Nelwynn Moore (ex officio) as Education and Enrichment Chair. Margaret Arcus was appointed chair of Continuing Education Committee (CEC). Members of the CEC were Wes Burr, Joyce Portner, Ray Fowler, Mary Tanner, and Raymond Yang. Thirty-four applications were reviewed in 1985. Eleven were approved, nine were denied, and three were tabled. In November 1985, Executive Director Mary Jo Czaplewski presented a letter to the Board regarding […]

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Other Activities in 1984–85

Special gifts from Mutual of America Insurance, Margaret and Harold Feldman, the Congress of Affiliated Councils, and the Minnesota Council on Family Relations enabled NCFR to purchase online services to The Washington Post’s Congressional Tracking System for a year. These services were shared by NCFR, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and FSA and made it possible for the organizations to obtain information on daily activities and votes of Congress and access all Washington Post articles related to Congressional decision making. A legislative news flyer, called COFO Report, was sent each month to the Affiliated Councils and Family Action Section members. Three NCFR […]

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Affiliates in 1984–85

The Texas Council on Family Relations hosted the opening reception for NCFR at the national conference. The additional sponsoring organization included Family Skills Inc., of Dallas. The Texas Council also sponsored the hospitality room, which included press, media center, exhibits, and employment services. Ken Medema, a talented poet and pianist who happened to be blind, gave a musical interpretation of NCFR and the conference. He was also featured at the Marie Peters Benefit Concert. The Congress of Affiliated Councils held an all-day training workshop on “Leadership,” led by Matti Gershenfeld. This program was part of a long-range plan to increase […]

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Journals and Publications in 1984–85

Alan Booth, of the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, was named Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family for 1986–89. JAI Press assumed publishing rights to the Journal of Family History for 10 years; NCFR retained sponsorship. Tamara Hareven remained the Editor. Family Relations published a special issue on “The Family and Health Care,” edited by William J. Doherty and Hamilton McCubbin.

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Structure and Governance and Awards in 1984–85

The Board approved a policy requiring all proposals of new programs or projects to be accompanied with a detailed economic impact analysis statement. Robert S. Pickett of Syracuse University received the Ernest G. Osborne Award. U.S. Rep. George Miller (CA) was presented with the Distinguished Service to Families Award. The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and James B. Hunt, Past Governor of North Carolina, received  Certificates of Commendation. The Reuben Hill Award was given to Elizabeth Mutran and Donald C. Reitzes. Kay Young McChesney, University of Southern California, received the Student Award.

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Membership in 1984–85

  Read the March 1985 Newsletter V30 N1 Read the June 1985 Newsletter V30 N2 Read the August 1985 Newsletter V30 N3 Read the December 1985 Newsletter V30 N4

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Leadership in 1984–85

Sharon Price (PhD, Iowa State University) became the 42nd President of NCFR. She is a Professor Emerita and former Department Head in the Department of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia. She was also on the faculties of Gerontology and Women’s Studies and has published extensively in professional journals. She and Patrick McKenry coauthored and coedited Divorce, Families and Change: Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions and Families Across Time: A Life Course Perspective. Her research focused on the study of widows who live on family farms. She has won several teaching awards, including the Osborne Award, and the highest honor […]

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Other Activities in 1983–84

The Public Policy Committee reported in December 1983 on two initiatives in Congress to address the needs of families: (1) The Family Protection Act and (2) the activities of the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. A survey of public policy issues revealed strong NCFR member support for ensuring timely child support payments, requiring high school students to take a course in family life education, and development of a catastrophic illness insurance program and tax incentives for families caring for elderly or handicapped members. The NCFR Board voted to accept recommendations by the Family Action Section and the […]

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Affiliates in 1983–84

Jay Howard Kauffman was chair of the Congress of Affiliated Councils; six sessions of the Affiliated Councils were integrated into the annual conference. The California Council on Family Relations sponsored the opening conference reception, in addition to working with local arrangements. A matching grant from the Affiliated Councils Presidents’ Fund was made to the South Carolina Council for a major membership drive. A Midwest Conference of the NCFR was held in Des Moines, IA, in March 1984. The theme was “Midwestern Families: Strengths, Diversities and Stresses.” Geoffrey Leigh was the chair.

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Journals and Publications in 1983–84

Family Relations Journal published a special issue on “The Family With Handicapped Members,” edited by Eileen M. Earhart and Michael J. Sporakowski. Another special issue was devoted to “Remarriage and Stepparenting,” with Kay Pasley and Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman as editors. The 1984 Directory of Professionals and Researchers in the Area of Ethnic Minority and Black Families was published by Harlan London of Syracuse University.

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