National Extension Parenting Educators’ Framework

The National Extension Parenting Educators' Framework (NEPEF) builds upon the earlier effort, the National Extension Parenting Education Model (NEPEM) (Smith et al., 1994). The NEPEM model established six categories of priority practices and skills to be learned by parents and taught by parenting educators. NEPEF takes the original NEPEM categories "care for self, understand, guide, nurture, motivate, and advocate" and joins them with six more categories of practices aimed at the parenting educators alone "grow, develop, frame, embrace, build, and educate". Used in tandem, the six "content" categories (for parents) and the six "process" categories (for educators) will allow parenting educators to work most effectively with parents and children.

Author(s), Presenter(s): 
DeBord, Karen and Goddard, Wallace H.
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