This webinar addresses the topic of teens and distracted driving, exploring ways to engage and empower youth to be peer educators on this critically important issue. Approximately 24% of all crashes (1.2 million) are estimated to be caused by cell phone use while driving (National Safety Council, 2012). Distracted driving was responsible for 18% of injury crashes in 2010. Teens and young adults are at a particularly high risk for distracted driving. A 2010 Pew Internet & American Life Project study reports that 26% of 16-17 year old teens have texted while driving.
This webinar describes a unique study developed to better understand families in which grandparents are raising teenaged grandchildren. Learn how adolescent development is impacted for teens raised by grandparents. Learn about Parenting A Second Time Around(PASTA), a successful program developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension for working with grandparents raising grandchildren. Participants will gain insight into the dynamics in these families, as well as the strengths, challenges and he idiosyncrasies of this unique group.
The National Parenting Education Network is committed to advancing the field of parenting education. The vision of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) is that all parents/families will have the information, resources and support needed to provide a nurturing relationship and an optimal environment that will encourage their children’s healthy growth and development.
This section of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) lists groups, organizations, and programs that provide professional development and networking opportunities for parenting educators within each state. The listed groups, organizations, and programs have been identified as having an active, ongoing presence in the parenting education efforts of the state. The information provided is NOT intended as a listing or endorsement of programs or curricula.
This is an archived version of the webinar conducted May 10, 2011. The training is intended for parent and family life educators who want to learn about a new program that teaches individuals how to balance time, manage stress, eat mindfully, be physically active, and sleep well in order to live a more balanced life. "Balanced Living" was written by Laura Sant and Marnie Spencer, two University of Idaho educators with many years of experience teaching adult audiences.
The section for children on the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) website has games, puzzles, videos and more to help children learn about managing their allergies and asthma. If you are a parent, you will appreciate this section as well.
We have long been told to not band-aid problems but to seek to understand the “root cause” and seek lasting solutions through changing the “SYSTEM”. This lofty idea is very appealing in theory, but very difficult to put into practice. First and foremost, while we understand systems conceptually, we are often not clear on how they work and what they mean for us. We will define systems change and talk about how systems thinking applies to programs.We will then talk about how to become a systems thinker as we work in communities.
Since Latina/os are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S., and Latina/o youth drop out at higher rates than do youth from other ethnic groups, there is a high probability that these depressing statistics will only get worse if nothing is done to curb this trend. Currently, Latina/os represent approximately 20% of the K-12 population. However, some estimates suggest that by the year 2050 Latina/o youth will represent 50% of the U.S. K-12 population. Dropout has enormous implications for the U.S. at every level. It reduces U.S.
Managing Stress focuses on helping families manage stress using the timeless model developed by Reuben Hill and a new program developed by Wally Goddard and James Marshall. The session equips participants to better manage their own stress and help those they serve do the same, providing practical skills and useful materials.
Join us for a CYFERnet Community Online Workshop to explore the basic concept of Community Coaching. This is the first event in a 5 part series that CYFERnet Community will offer on Community Coaching for Guiding Sustainable Community Change.