Family Health Resources

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.

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Russell the robot

Helping kids with autism: meet Russell the robot

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. 

Every 26 seconds, an ADHDer fidgets

ADHD Awareness Month is coming up in October. This short film, made for the nonprofit ADHD Aware, uses varied speeds and other visual and audio effects to reflect what it's like to be an adult living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Zach Sobiech

My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech

A young man from Minnesota, Zach Sobiech, died of bone cancer on May 20, at the age of 18. Zach spent his last days living his dreams. A composer, one of his songs, “Clouds,” went viral and became the top download on iTunes. His story, produced by new media company SoulPancake, is the definition of inspirational.

Video: "Understanding Child Development & Early Warning Signs of Autism: Signs & symptoms of possible Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Are you concerned about your child’s development? Do you sometimes worry about his/her communication, social or play skills? Join this webinar to get an overview of typical child development and get an understanding of some early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Also learn how to communicate your concerns with your care provider(s) and know who to contact in your community for resources. This session will be interactive. You will have an opportunity to receive this information and be able to ask questions.

Video: "Premature Babies: A Different Beginning" - Information and Resources for Parents

When a baby is born prematurely, the dreams of parents for a joyous birth experience can  turn into an unexpected journey filled with uncertainties and anxiety. Parents of prematurely born babies may find they have increased worries about their child’s development and child whose development does not follow typical developmental guides. Where can parents find information that tailored to prematurely born child's development? Where can parents find support? Starting from entry into the neonatal intensive care unit through a preemie’s pre-school years, Jolene Pearson will share insights and resources to help alert to valuable information, resources and actions they can take to advocate for their child.