Family and human service professionals in a variety of disciplines engage in family life education, which is designed to strengthen, enrich, and empower families. This includes many content areas such as couple and parent-child relationships, balancing work and family, parenting, financial literacy, interpersonal communication, and sexuality. The authors bridge the gap between research and practice by examining and presenting key strategies for working with diverse populations including those based on race and ethnicity, family structure, geographic location, and context. By defining eleven diverse groups and presenting their strengths and unique cultural characteristics, the authors present an evidence-based practice approach with each chapter, prescribing the best practices for working with these diverse groups in regard to general FLE needs, educator characteristics, ethical considerations, marketing and recruitment, modes of learning, and environmental considerations. This book is essential for students who are preparing to work with families, as well as professionals engaging in FLE activities with diverse populations.
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About the Author
Sharon M. Ballard, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS: is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University. She has been a certified family life educator since 1998 and is serving her fifth year on the CFLE advisory board with the National Council on Family Relations. Sharon has taught family life education and family studies courses at the university level (both undergraduate and graduate) for eleven years and at the high school level for six years. She has also conducted a variety of family life education programs in community settings. She has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, many of which are about family life education.
Alan C. Taylor, Ph.D. CFLE: is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University. Alan has taught family life education and family relationship curriculum at the university level for the past 14 years. He has worked within the community as a family life educator within a state prison setting and also as a court-mandated parenting instructor. Alan’s master’s degree is specifically in Family Life Education from Brigham Young University and he has been a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations for the past 11 years. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters within edited books.
Table of Contents
Best Practices in Family Life Education - Sharon Ballard, Alan TaylorFamily Life Education with Rural Families - Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kristy ArchuletaFamily Life Education with Prison Inmates and Families - Maureen MulroyFamily Life Education with Court-mandated Parents and Families - Judith Myers-WallsFamily Life Education with Military Families - Elizabeth Carroll, Catherine Smith, Andrew BehnkeFamily Life Education with Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Eboni Baugh, Alan Taylor, Sharon BallardFamily Life Education with American Indian Families - Dianne Duncan Perrote, Saul FeinmanFamily Life Education with Latino Immigrant Families - Paul Schvaneveldt, Andrew BehnkeFamily Life Education with Asian Immigrant Families - Shann Hwa HwangFamily Life Education with Arab Immigrant Families - Libby Balter Blume, Annita Sani, Menatalla AdsFamily Life Education with Black Families - Eboni Baugh, De Anna CoughlinFamily Life Education with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families - Lis MaurerPreparing Family Life Educators to Work with Diverse Populations - Alan Taylor, Sharon Ballard