NCFR’s growth in the 1970s

Take a look back at some of the highlights from NCFR’s development throughout the 1970s:

  • There were 888 people registered for the annual conference in 1972, 23 percent of whom were student members.
  • 1972: the first edition of Graduate Programs in the Family: Student Perspectives, written by graduate students, became available. 
  • 1973: 
    • The first undergraduate Student Council on Family Relations was formed at the University of WI – Stout.
    • Charles Figley and Barbara Frances, co-editors, published the second edition of Graduate Programs in the Family: Student Perspectives
    • A student award committee was activated to raise the necessary funds to continue the student award. In addition, the award became partially supported from the sale of the Graduate Program in the Family: Student Perspectives, and later by a rebate of a portion of the student registration fees from the annual conference.
  • 1977: A position statement on the “Role of Students in the NCFR” was presented at the April Board of Directors meeting. It noted NCFR’s strong pro-student posture and the responsibility students were given to design and implement guidelines for future student involvement.

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