Other Activities in 1991–92

Roger Rubin chaired the Public Policy Committee and submitted new plan for the committee and a new statement of NCFR Policy Beliefs about families to be used for Congressional mailings and publicity. Read the 1992 report of the NCFR public policy committee. Read the 1992 NCFR public policy plan.

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Sections in 1991–92

The Feminism and Family Studies Section raised $10,000 to endow the Jessie Bernard Award fund. Read the April 1991 Feminism and Family Studies section newsletter, Kristine Baber, Editor Read the October 1991 Feminism and Family Studies section newsletter, Kristine Baber, Editor Read the April 1992 Feminism and Family Studies section newsletter, Kristine Baber, Editor The Family Discipline Section changed its name to Family Science Section. The Education and Enrichment Section published changes in the CFLE program. The Family Therapy Section awarded its first graduate student award. Read the Spring 1993 Ethnic Minorities Section Newsletter Read the Fall 1993 Ethnic Minorities […]

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Journals and Publications in 1991–92

Mark Fine, Associate Professor at the University of Dayton, a psychologist and family therapist, was elected the new Editor of Family Relations, starting with the January 1993 issue. Special thanks were extended to Alan Booth and Norma Luebke for their excellent editing of the Journal of Marriage and the Family for an extended 6 years. Marilyn Coleman was elected the next Editor of the journal. The Executive Director reported that the sales of publications other than the journals had netted a total of $108,646. Subsidiary income from royalties, reprints, an advertising brought in an additional $52,511.

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Awards in 1991–92

Helena Lopata, recipient of the Burgess Award the previous year, delivered her Burgess Award Address at the conference. Leanor Boulin Johnson was the recipient of the Marie Peters Award.

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Membership in 1991–92

Gary Bowen delivered the final membership survey results to the Board. The questionnaire response rate was 1,748 (46.7%). NCFR professional identity showed that educators were highest, researchers next, and practitioners third. Rank-ordered NCFR objectives as to importance indicated the highest rank, at 4.2, was to establish professional standards; 3.9—promote and coordinate efforts in education and therapy; 3.5—further effective social action to strengthen family well-being; 3.4—to plan and act together on concerns relevant to all forms of marriage and family relationships; 3.2—encourage research; and 2.7—disseminate information. Read the March 1992 Newsletter V37 N1 Read the June 1992 Newsletter V37 N2 Read the September 1992 […]

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Structure and Governance in 1991–92

Peggy Dilworth-Anderson, chair of the Minority Issues Committee, gave some recommendations to the Board: (a) encouraging editors of the journals to commission papers on minority issues, publish special issues, and include minority issues in the Decade Review; (b) work with the Conference Program Vice President to include racial/ethnic minorities in the decision making and planning of the program for the Annual Conferences; c) as a board and organization, make special efforts to recruit racial/ethnic minority professionals and students to NCFR membership. That year, the NCFR fiscal year dates were changed from January 1–December 31 to July 1–June 30 in order to accommodate […]

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Leadership in 1991–92

Brent Miller, a professor at Utah State University, was the new NCFR President. His research has emphasized adolescent sexual behavior and pregnancy, especially as these relate to family contexts and processes. He is the author of several books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters, many published with students and colleagues. He has received several major research grants from federal agencies. His BS. degree, in psychology, is from Weber State University. His MS degree, in family relations, is from Utah State University. His PhD, in family sociology, was completed at the University of Minnesota prior to becoming a faculty […]

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Other Activities in 1990–91

Margaret Feldman became the NCFR representative to the Coalition of Family Organizations (COFO) in Washington, DC. The Public Policy Committee was headed by Roger Rubin. Three special reports were published using the “family policy framework.” NCFR was a co-sponsor with COFO of several Family Impact Seminars held on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Family Data Project Proposal was also submitted to the Board.

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Affiliates in 1990–91

A new Military Families Affiliate was initiated by contacting all the military support centers in the United States, with information about their state’s Council. All State Affiliates were notified and asked to make connections with these centers and their personnel. Twenty-two Affiliates applied for tax exemption status under NCFR. They also filed and received their rebates. The Affiliate Council workshop focused on recruiting NCFR members to the state Councils, and a discussion of regional affiliates took place.

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CFLE in 1990–91

In January 1991 the CFLE Task Force met in Fort Worth, TX. Their goal was to redesign CFLE program to make the department self-sufficient. In April 1991 the NCFR Board voted to continue to support the CFLE program. The Task Force proposal included revision of the application process, increase in the application fee, introduction of member/nonmember rates in place of the requirement that applicants be NCFR members, increase in yearly maintenance fee, increased promotion of the Provisional Certification option, reduction of one 1/4-time support staff position, reactivation of state coordinator’s program, and development of “teacher’s kits.”

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