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Family Life Education With Diverse Populations

Family Life Education With Diverse Populations

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January 2012 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Family Life Education with Diverse Populations is a T2 for courses in Family Life Education. Family Studies and Social Work students often go through the additional certification of becoming Family Life Educators (FLEs). As a family life educator, the student will help educate families in and outside the traditional classroom environment on how to strengthen relationships in the home and foster positive individual, couple and family development. Such education comprises many topics, including marriage education, parenting skills, anger management, to strategies in adjusting to divorce.

This book takes the content delivered in courses on FLE a step further by examining and presenting key strategies for working with diverse populations. Diverse is defined broadly in terms of race and ethnicity, but also by setting, such as military families, rural families, families with loved ones in prison, and more. The book is unique in defining the group and presenting their strengths, and then prescribing treatments and strategies for working with each group. In addition, the book takes an evidence based practice approach and demonstrates proven strategies in working with the populations listed above.

Sharon M. Ballard, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS: is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University.

Alan C. Taylor, Ph.D. CFLE: is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University.

Sharon Ballard, Alan Taylor
Best Practices in Family Life Education
Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kristy Archuleta
Family Life Education with Rural Families
Maureen Mulroy
Family Life Education with Prison Inmates and Families
Judith Myers-Walls
Family Life Education with Court-mandated Parents and Families
Elizabeth Carroll, Catherine Smith, Andrew Behnke
Family Life Education with Military Families
Eboni Baugh, Alan Taylor, Sharon Ballard
Family Life Education with Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Dianne Duncan Perrote, Saul Feinman
Family Life Education with American Indian Families
Paul Schvaneveldt, Andrew Behnke
Family Life Education with Latino Immigrant Families
Shann Hwa Hwang
Family Life Education with Asian Immigrant Families
Libby Balter Blume, Annita Sani, Menatalla Ads
Family Life Education with Arab Immigrant Families
Eboni Baugh, DeAnna Coughlin
Family Life Education with Black Families
Lis Maurer
Family Life Education with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families
Alan Taylor, Sharon Ballard
Preparing Family Life Educators to Work with Diverse Populations

"I am impressed with the organization of content for each chapter. Having consistent coverage in each chapter makes learning easier for the students and teaching easier for the teacher."

Cheryl M. Robinson
The University of Tennesee at Chattanooga

"This book is just what I was missing in my course."

Jacqueline E. Schwab
Penn State Mont Alto

"I strongly believe in incorporating diversity in the classroom however possible and I believe this textbook will provide a strong opportunity to do this."

Elizabeth Foley
Glendale Community College

Wanted something on diverse groups. This was better organized than most

Dr Lillian Breckenridge
Religion Dept, Oral Roberts University
June 18, 2014

Although this text provided rich cases and relevant information, the University requested that I use a text that was more theoretical and developmentally structured. Thus, though I did not adopt this as my main text, I used this book as an "optional" supplementary text for students interested in going beyond the basics and for those interested in multicultural issues.

Dr Seth Pardo
Business Psychology, Palo Alto University
November 28, 2012

This text efficiently introduces students to a number of important considerations for family life education programming.

Dr Kami Merrifield
Health Human Dvmt Div, Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton
September 4, 2012

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