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.
In this clip from her NCFR 2013 annual conference special session, Dr. Pauline Boss discusses "finding meaning" as an important step in coping with ambiguous loss.
By telling the story of a teacher in Fukushima who asked her how to help his students deal with their losses when he had so much grief himself, Dr. Boss gives context to the importance of finding meaning and having control over something when so much is uncontrollable.
"America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2013" is a series of tabulations from the U.S. Census Bureau using data from the 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The table package provides a current portrait of the composition of families and households and shows historical changes in living arrangements in the United States. New for 2013 is a table that profiles American parents living with their children.
Scientists are making strides in developing learning environments for kids with autism thanks to some state-of-the-art technology. This video shows how humanoid robot "Russell" — which has some human characteristics but is simpler than a human — works with kids on their ability to imitate others, which is an important skill for learning.
Just in Time! Highlights two technological tools to broaden parent engagement and increase the impact of programming with parents of young children. Discussion includes how technology is currently being used and what is being learned from evaluation.
When it comes to grief and bereavement in this age of evidence-based practice, what helps and heals? What can the behavioral sciences and common sense teach us? We have only to look at our shared human history, in folklore and primordial legend, for clues.
Every so often, along comes a book, or in this care a series of small books, that is so well-written, so clear, so well laid out and practical that I cannot help but hope that physicians, PA’s, nurses, geriatric care managers, social workers, hospital discharge planners and just plain members of the general public will offer them as a gift to families caring for older adults or anyone living at home needing care from family members.
by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
Many professionals including teachers, clinicians, and medical practitioners are uncomfortable witnessing pain and sorrow, but we must be able to tolerate a family’s suffering if we are to be of any help.
by Deborah Gentry, Ed.D., CFLE, NCFR Academic Program Liaison
Taking to heart the following 10 tips when readying documents to submit to CFLE APR reviewers will facilitate their abilities to assess course rigor, currency, depth, breadth, and suitability with regard to Content Area expectations.
With this excellent book, Weber has filled a void in the field of family science. This is essentially a rich, dense and very well-done textbook examining preventive methods for family and individual stress or crisis situations.