By Sharon M. Ballard, Alan C. Taylor
Relations and human provider pros in quite a few disciplines have interaction in kinfolk lifestyles schooling, that's designed to bolster, increase, and empower households. This comprises many content material parts resembling couple and parent-child relationships, balancing paintings and relations, parenting, monetary literacy, interpersonal communique, and sexuality.
The authors bridge the space among study and perform via studying and providing key thoughts for operating with varied populations together with these in response to race and ethnicity, relatives constitution, geographic place, and context. by means of defining 11 assorted teams and offering their strengths and targeted cultural features, the authors current an evidence-based perform strategy with every one bankruptcy, prescribing the simplest practices for operating with those different teams in regard to basic FLE wishes, educator features, moral issues, advertising and recruitment, modes of studying, and environmental concerns. This e-book is key for college students who're getting ready to paintings with households, in addition to pros undertaking FLE actions with diversified populations.
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Acknowledging that parenting styles and behaviors vary greatly among various cultures and societies is important when developing and organizing educational programming. What may be considered harsh or inappropriate treatment by one group may be the norm for another. Baugh and Coughlin thoughtfully explore the role of spanking among black families in Chapter 11 and the importance of family life educators understanding the historical and cultural contexts for parenting practices among black families.
Creighton (2010) suggested that this may be the “essence of community [because] community comes before friendship. Getting things done together comes before getting along. The good news is that getting things done often leads to getting along” (para. 10). As Townsend (2010) said, “They care for their own (in rural communities); have strong community supports and relationships, even while holding onto personal privacy” (p. 31). FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PRACTICES Current State of Family Life Education The Cooperative Extension Service has been a leader over time in delivering family life education to rural families in the United States, mainly in the agricultural sector.