Family Life Education Principles and Practices for Effective Outreach

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Edition: 2nd 2011
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List price: $86.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Stephen F. Duncan is a professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters degree in Family Sciences (Family Life Education emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Family Studies from Purdue University. He has authored or coauthored numerous outreach publications for lay audiences and professionals, written hundreds of articles for newspaper columns, been interviewed numerous times for television, radio, and magazine outlets, and directed nationally recognized outreach family life education programs. He served as an Extension Family Life Specialist at Auburn University in Alabama for 5 years and held a similar position at Montana State University for over 7 years. At BYU he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in family life education, conducts research geared to improve the practice of family life education, and directs outreach projects for the School. He was content director for Real Families, Real Answers, a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award-nominated documentary series appearing on public television channels nationwide. He has certification as a Family Life Educator.Dr. Duncan has actively contributed to the scholarship of family life education, authoring numerous articles on outreach programs and evaluation, many of which have appeared in leading family life education/outreach outlets. He serves or has served on several editorial boards, including Marriage and Families, the Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERNet), Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, and Family Relations, widely recognized as the world's leading applied family research/practitioner journal.

H. Wallace (Wally) Goddard is a Family Life Specialist at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. He served as an Extension Family and Child Development Specialist at Auburn University for over 6 years, during which time he developed Principles of Parenting, a broad parenting program that has been adopted by several states, and The Great Self Mystery, a youth identity program that has been adopted by national organizations. He was also one of four scholars invited to develop the National Extension Parent Education Model, which is the base document for all extension parent education. He writes monthly columns for several Web magazines on various family subjects and has authored general audience family books.In addition to work in Extension, he also provided content expertise to Stephen R. Covey when he wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. Experience in both university and business settings has provided a wealth of background in family life education. He also has graduate training in instructional psychology and certification as a Family Life Educator.Since accepting a position with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, he has developed extensive Web-based parent education and has been involved with the national team that is developing national standards for parenting educators. He is also involved in the development of a model and national curriculum for couples� education. He has served as chair of the Education and Enrichment section of the National Council on Family Relations, the premier family professional organization in the world, and is a NCFR Fellow. He currently serves on the editorial board for the Children, Youth and book Review Editor for Family Relations. He has taught graduate courses on family life education.

Foundations of Family Life Education
Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
Defining Family Life Education
A Brief History of Outreach Family Life Education
Evolution in the Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge about Families
Varied Approaches or ARoles@ in Family Life Education
Developing a Working Philosophy for Outreach Family Life Education
Development of Family Life Education Programs
Designing Comprehensive Family Life Education Prevention Programs
The Science and Profession of Prevention
Prevention Education Models in FLE
A Comprehensive Model for the Design of Family Life Prevention Programs
Assessing Elements of Program Quality in Existing Programs
Characteristics of Strong, Sustainable Family Life Education Programs
Conclusion
Explorations
Principles of Program Evaluation
Evaluation as Friend and Foe: Stereotypes and Opportunities
Establishing the Target: Vision and Goals
Developing a Vision
Getting Specific: Program Goals and Objectives
An Example of an Evaluation Framework in Parenting
Defining the Kind of Information Needed: The Evaluation Questions
The Logic Model Approach to Evaluation
Innovations in Evaluation
Using Evaluation Data
Conclusion
Explorations
Implementing Family Life Education Programs
Designing Effective Instruction
Component Display Theory
First Principles of Instruction
A Definition of Class and Classism
Explorations
Engaging an Audience
The Art of Teaching
What Changes People? Challenging Ideas from Personality Theories
Relationships as the Basis for Helping
Practical Applications
Conclusion
Explorations
Teaching Skills and Tools in Family Life Education
Select Methods for Family Life Education
Conclusion
Explorations
Working with Diverse Audiences
Sensitizing to Differences
Diversity of Learning Styles
Diversity of Learning Styles
Skilled Dialogue
Group FLE Examples
Programming for Diversity
Conclusion
Content and Contexts for Fle Programs
Education for Personal Well-Being: Flourishing People Make Better Family Members
Models of Well-Being
The Practical Messages of Positive Psychology
Educational Frameworks
Conclusion
Explorations
Marriage and Relationship Education by Stephen F. Duncan, Alan J. Hawkins, & H. Wallace Goddard
Early Beginnings of Marriage and Relationship Education
Current Theoretical and Empirical Foundations and Models for Practice
Examples of the Three Emphases: Foundational Processes for Enduring Marriages
Educational Frameworks
Programs and Approaches
Effectiveness of Marriage and Relationship Education
Extension Service Programs and Results
Creating Your Own Marriage and Relationship Education Program
Challenges for the Future and Future Directions
Explorations
Parenting Education by Heidi E. Stolz
History and Current State of Parenting Education
Understanding Effective Parenting
Understanding Effective Parenting Education
Theoretical Models of Parenting Education
Evaluating Parenting Education Resources and Curricula
Summary and Future Challenges
Explorations
Sexuality Education by Susan Calahan
Sexuality Education Historical Overview
Why is Sexuality Education Important?
Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives Used in Programming
Sexuality Education Programs
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
STDs and HIV/AIDS Prevention
Youth Development Programs
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Parent-Based Sexuality Education
Best Practices in Sexuality Education
Conclusion
Explorations
Family Life Education on the Technological Frontier by Steven Dennis and Aaron Ebata
The Technological Landscape
Assessing the Credibility of Online Programs for Family Life Education
Developing Online Programs for Family Life Education
Conclusion
Explorations
Working with the Media in Family Life Education by Tonya Fischio
Mass Media and Outreach Family Life Education
Understanding Traditional Media: Walk a Mile in its Shoes
Working with the Media: Playing on the Same Team
Writing Guidelines
Media Interviews
Conclusion
Explorations
Writing for the Lay Audience
Purposes of Written Material
Tips on Writing
Examples of Effective Writing
Conclusion
Explorations
Promoting, Marketing, and Sustaining Fle Programs
Creating Effective Collaborative Partnerships
Defining the Collaborative Process
Advantages of Collaboration
Challenges to Collaboration
A Community Linkages Framework
Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Collaboration
Getting Started: Steps for Creating Effective Collaborative Partnerships
Examples of Effective Family Life Education Collaborations
Conclusion
Explorations
Marketing Family Life Principles, Practices, and Programs
The Social Marketing Mix
Crafting Marketing Messages to Foster Change
Conclusion
Explorations
Narratives of Family Life Educators
Where Do Family Life Educators Work? Venues, Settings, & Profiles
Pathways into the Profession of FLE - the Authors
Conclusion
Explorations
Improving the Practice of Family Life Education
Professionalization of Family Life Education
Program Rigor
Program Effectiveness
Marketing of FLE Principles, Practices, and Programs
Reaching Diverse, Underserved Audiences
Conclusion
Explorations
A Statement of Principles by H. Wallace Goddard and Charles A. Smith
Family Life Education Content Areas: Content and Practice
Family Life Education Program Resource Review Form
A Selection of Favorite Movie Clips for Family Life Education
Ethics and Family Life Education
References
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Authors

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