Consolidating NCFR’s Sections, 1961

Harold Christensen

In 1961, NCFR President Harold T. Christiansen appointed a task force, led by Blaine Porter, to completely reorganize NCFR’s proliferation of sections. Through the 1950s, NCFR sections had changed frequently. At the time of the reorganization there were nine sections:

  • Counseling
  • Research
  • Religion
  • Early child development
  • Family life education in colleges
  • Family life education in the schools
  • Family life education in the community
  • Parent education
  • Economic aspects of family security

The old sections were dissolved, and by the end of the year the committee had consolidated them into four sections:

  • Counseling
  • Research
  • Education
  • Special emphases

These would remain the only four NCFR sections through most of the 1960s. The former three are still in operation today, as the Family Therapy, Research and Theory, and Education and Enrichment.

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