Professional Resource Library

Find and share professional documents—from curricula to articles to presentations. Our Professional Resource Library is a great way for NCFR members and active Certified Family Life Educators to pool knowledge on a wide variety of family topics.

Please refer to Terms of Use for guidelines on submitting to the NCFR website. Materials must be relevant to family and/or social sciences. NCFR reserves the right to reject any submission at its sole discretion.

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Family Life Education: A Profession with a Proven Return on Investment (ROI)

The purpose of this NCFR white paper is to describe the role of family life education in prevention education, typical outreach and engagement methods, and current and future funding models. A secondary purpose is to expand the recognition and utilization of this profession, making family life education a normative feature of American life.

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Building adult capabilities to improve child outcomes

"What could we be doing to strengthen the capacity of everyone who interacts with children?"

That's what faculty and staff at Harvard's Center on the Developing Child asked as they considered how to improve kids' lives. Learn more from this video about their theory of change, which advocates for strengthening the abilities of parents, caregivers, and adult community members in order to improve kids' health, behavior, and learning.

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Pandas at play

Just 1,600 giant pandas remain in the wild today, but the nonprofit Chengdu panda base in China is one organization aiming to conserve and increase the size of that population. It's one of the leading panda breeding, research, and conservation centers in the world, and has one of the largest controlled-breeding populations of giant pandas.

While panda conservation is a serious issue, there's still some roly-poly fun involved at the base, as you'll see in this video. Enjoy!

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An "uplifting" experience

Can't take nine days off work to attend the world's largest hot air balloon festival? This very cool time lapse video of the event — the annual International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico — is a breathtaking alternative.