To BUILD relationships with other professionals working with children and families may be one of the most effective ways to increase parenting options and resources. Building networks and partnerships that support children, parents, and families at local and state levels and sometimes at regional, national, or international levels will ultimately BUILD the field of parenting education. While many of these affiliations are informal in nature, membership in professional associations or organizations will provide critical linkages with others working toward similar goals.
How does incarceration affect the context and processes of parenting? This research presentation examines how salient demographic status, cumulative disadvantage, institutional practices, and a sociopolitical environment characterized by stigma serve to shape intraindividual and relational processes linked to parental imprisonment.
This webinar is on what it takes to establish relationship and marriage enrichment as well as parenting education programs that adequately meet the unique needs of stepfamilies. The continued prevalence of divorce accompanied by a high remarriage rate has resulted in an increasing number of stepfamilies.
Learn about two exciting Extension marriage education programs and the new National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model. The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model is a research-based, theoretically grounded, and best-practice informed tool to help educators design, deliver, and evaluate programs that support healthy couple and marital relationships.
This webinar highlights findings from a national evaluation designed to discover ways states are promoting youth-adult partnerships and other levels of citizenship. The study’s aim was to gain a better understanding of the challenges and successes encountered by 4-H youth development programs when launching statewide initiatives that engage youth and adults as partners.
Did you know that 75% of prison inmates are school dropouts? Increasing graduation rates of males by only 1% would save the country $1.4 billion in reduced crime related costs? With a H.S. diploma the median household wealth increases by 10 fold over a lifetime? With a college degree that number increases to 90 times more median household wealth? An estimated 13 million dropouts over the next decade will cost the nation $3 trillion in lost taxes, incarceration expenses, and social services? Latina/os have a much higher high school dropout rate than do blacks or whites?
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.
Many families today experience a daily struggle to provide food for their children. This is particularly true for families living in poverty and families who have immigrated to the United States. Food security is especially important for children because their nutrition impacts not only their current health but also their future health and well-being.
This archived recording of a 90-minute webinar is based on "See the World Through My Eyes," an "ages-and-stages" program developed by the family life team at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension aimed at improving parent-child relationships.
This framework is a vital tool for early childhood education and care providers seeking to build effective engagement strategies. While the framework is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, its lessons are useful and applicable to a much broader audience of early childhood programs. This framework outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: program leadership, continuous improvement, and professional development.