Affiliates and Other Activities in 1985–86

The Michigan Council on Family Relations sponsored the hospitality room at the national conference, as well as the opening reception. At the November Board meeting, the CFLE program was approved for special recognition of professional competence and contributions. It was to be marketed as the “Experience Recognition Program.” Family Life Educators with 5 or more years’ experience were invited to submit applications through June of 1988. The CFLE Standard Application program would continue to be in effect for those with less than 5 years’ experience as Family Life Educators. Dr. Joyce Portner was hired in June to direct the CFLE program at 10 hours per […]

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Journals and other Publications and Membership in 1985–86

The Family Resources Database published an annotated bibliography on Teen Pregnancy that sold over 300 copies. This was a trial experiment in producing hard copy from the Database that may have proved to be profitable. Read the March 1986 Newsletter V31 N1 Read the June 1986 Newsletter V31 N2 Read the September 1986 Newsletter V31 N3 Read the December 1986 Newsletter V31 N4

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Awards in 1985–86

The Burgess Award was presented to Mirra Komarowsky of Barnard College. The Student Award went to Jan Steven Greenberg of the University of Minnesota.

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Structure and Governance in 1985–86

The Board voted to retain the current Board membership and structure but to reactivate the Executive Committee, consisting of the President, Past President, Association of Councils chair, and Executive Director (ex officio). This committee functioned as a decision-making body for urgent issues only during those times that the full Board was not in session.

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Leadership in 1985–86

Joan Aldous, the 43rd President of NCFR, is the William R. Kenan Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include variations in active fathering and their reasons, and consequences for children of fathers’ care. Her other areas include family sociology, family policy, gender, work and families, and intergenerational relationships. In 1987 she received the Ruth Hoeflin Scholar award at Kansas State University. She also taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Georgia. Aldous received the Burgess Award for her theory and research contributions in family sociology and has been an elected member of the […]

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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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