Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Calls Knoxville Republican Advocate for ‘Strong and Stable Families’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A consistent defender of children and families has received a prestigious award for his work in Tennessee.
Representative Harry Brooks (R—Knoxville) last week accepted the Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s (TAMFT) Legislator of the Year Award. The award is given to a lawmaker who promotes marriage and family well being.
As Chairman of the House Children and Family Affairs Committee, Brooks has worked hard to emphasize the importance of strong stable families to society. He was presented the award at TAMFT’s annual conference in Nashville on February 17, 2012.
“I am honored to be recognized by this organization for my work with children and families,” said Brooks. “Strong families have been, and will continue to be, the backbone of our society. I truly believe that as the family goes, so goes our nation.”
The Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The group’s mission is to advance the profession and the practice of marriage and family therapy as a means of promoting marriage and family well being.
According to the association’s bylaws, its purpose is:
- To promote the common professional interests of those who are marriage and family therapists;
- to represent marriage and family therapy as a mental health profession to the public and before governmental bodies;
- to establish and maintain professional standards in marriage and family therapy through meetings, clinical sessions, publications, research and other activities and;
- to cooperate with other organizations and agencies in furthering the marriage and family profession.