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Other Activities in 1992–93

Executive Director Mary Jo Czaplewski and Margaret Feldman attended the International Union of Family Organizations conference in Vienna, Austria, May 6–9, in connection with the International Year of the Family sponsored by the United Nations. Plans were underway with the leadership of Jan Hogan and Lynda Walters for the NCFR International Year of the Family Workshop to be held in Black Mountain, NC, in July 1994. Theme chosen was “One World, Many Families.” Karen Altergott edited a special publication with that title. She received 13 manuscripts and needed five more to complete the book. Henry K. Sokalski, UN High Commissioner on the International Year […]

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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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Sections in 1987–88

Section dues were instituted for the first time at $5.00/Section for all members, except students, who paid $3.00/Section membership. The purpose was to enable the Sections to financially support their conference activities. Also, each Section was to appoint a Student Young Professional Representative to their Section officer roster. A survey of section members indicated strong affiliation in both scholarly research and practice. The Public Policy Committee, chaired by Hal Wallach, requested that the Board supply a part-time paid staff member in Washington, DC, to represent NCFR at the various meetings and coalitions to which NCFR belonged and in which it played a […]

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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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Other Activities in 1983–84

The Public Policy Committee reported in December 1983 on two initiatives in Congress to address the needs of families: (1) The Family Protection Act and (2) the activities of the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. A survey of public policy issues revealed strong NCFR member support for ensuring timely child support payments, requiring high school students to take a course in family life education, and development of a catastrophic illness insurance program and tax incentives for families caring for elderly or handicapped members. The NCFR Board voted to accept recommendations by the Family Action Section and the […]

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Membership and Journals and Publications in 1981–82

Jetse Sprey, Professor of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, became the new Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. Michael Sporakowski, a professor in the Department of Family and Child Development at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, became the new editor of Family Relations. A special issue of the Journal of Marriage and the Family was published, titled: “Methodology—the Other Side of Caring.” The Journal of Family History also published a special issue devoted to “The Family in Eastern Europe.” Carolyn Love prepared a new Guide to Family Programs, which contained information about 71 U.S. and Canadian degree-granting institutions. The NCFR newsletter carried the results […]

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Affiliates and Other Activities in 1978–79

By the end of the 1970s, there were 40 state, two provincial, three regional, two local, and two student Affiliated Councils of NCFR. An international seminar on “The Child and the Family” was sponsored at Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, by the International Section and the Committee on Family Research of the International Sociological Association. The NCFR Resource and Referral Center, under the direction of Margaret Bodley, began functioning at headquarters, funded by a grant from the Stewart Mott Foundation. The Center—far ahead of its time as a database—was established to accomplish the following tasks: (1) collect, index, and store and retrieve family-related information for […]

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Other Activities in 1976–77

During this year, the Coalition of Family Organizations (COFO) was formed, consisting of NCFR, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Family Service Association of America, and the American Home Economics Association. This coalition began publishing the COFO Memo, a quarterly newsletter on the major developments in U.S. family policy. It also began serving as a vehicle for each of the four organizations to strengthen their Washington presence through such activities as joint congressional testimony, press conferences, and, eventually, advocacy efforts of major importance. Read the inaugural COFO Memo from Fall 1977 In that same year, NCFR fulfilled […]

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