Membership in 2005–06

Membership had declined over the period of 2002–2006 by 17%, with correlating decline in Section membership of 12%. The most often quoted reasons were retirement and financial. NCFR made an agreement with Boxwood Technology for managing a job bank for student members. Read the March 2006 NCFR Report Magazine Read the June 2006 NCFR Report Magazine Read the September 2006 NCFR Report Magazine Read the December 2006 NCFR Report Magazine

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CFLE in 2005–06

In order to maintain connections, a new “emeritus CFLE” category was created because many of the first certified people were retiring. As of June 2006, 72 applications had been received. The CFLE program continued to publish the CFLE Syllabus Collection. The recently formed CFLE Advisory Board was in the process of revising the hiring brochure, developing a legislative monitoring network, producing a family life education PowerPoint presentation, and planning a special session at the 2006 Annual Conference. Continuing education credits earned from the NCFR journals were continued through several entities: “The Study Credit,” the International Association of Pastoral Counselors, and “Get CEUs Now.” Ninety-four college […]

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Structure and Governance in 2005–06

On June 26, 2006, as the Board was convening its June meeting, Executive Director Michael Benjamin tendered his retirement resignation, effective immediately. President Pamela Monroe appointed CFLE Director Dawn Cassidy Acting Executive Director. The services of Linda Tacke, President of Leadership Tactics, were obtained to deal with transition management in the interim before a new Executive Director was recruited. This included a profile of the next leader identifying criteria up front; assessment of current staff and job descriptions; assessment of current strengths, vision of the future, and creating a plan to move forward; and communicating with membership. In late July, Tacke became the […]

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2006 Conference: Unanswered Questions in Marriage and Family Science

The 68th Annual Conference was held at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency Hotel November 8–11. The theme chosen by program chair Bill Allen and his committee was “Unanswered Questions in Marriage and Family Science.” Local arrangements co-chairs were Jean Anderson and Rose Allen. An excellent program was highlighted by the special reception honoring Cindy Winter and her 43 years of service to NCFR. It was co-sponsored by the Hyatt International Hotels honoring Cindy’s work with them over the years. A special program highlighting her life and career, music, a buffet, and fundraiser for a scholarship in her honor were a part of the […]

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Leadership in 2005–06

Dr. Pamela Ann Monroe is a professor in the School of Social Work, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She was awarded the Doris Lasseigne Carville and Jules Carville Endowed Chair as Professor of Human Ecology in 2002. She is the Director of the Louisiana Poverty Initiative and was Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Louisiana State. She was a policy analyst for the Louisiana House of Representatives and is the State Director of the Family Impact Seminars. She co-founded and coordinated NCFR’s pre-conference Public Policy Advocacy Skills Workshops. A prolific writer and researcher, she has authored many publications, has served as a […]

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2004–05: NCFR involvement in the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center

The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC), funded for 5 years by ACF through the Department of Health and Human Services, was initiated. It was a cooperative agreement between the U.S. government and NCFR, with the work carried out by NCFR and its six partners. The exclusive focus was on heterosexual marriages. Michael Benjamin was the designated principal investigator, with the following staff: Linda Malone-Colon, director, and Derek Gwinn, research associate. The HUB partners were as follows: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT Child Trends, Washington, DC Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Texas Tech University, Lubbock University of Minnesota Bill Doherty was director. […]

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