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.
The Handbook of Family Resilience offers scholarly and practical perspectives on how resilient families adapt and adjust, for those seeking a deeper understanding of the concept as well as clinicians working hands-on with families. Contributors examine resilience across a diverse range of family structures, cultural groups, and challenging circumstances.
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.
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.
The Office of Adolescent Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, keeps an archive of its webinar slideshows and audio recordings online. Find information on many facets of working with teen pregnancy, such as building relationships with community partners and stakeholders, strategies for teen pregnancy prevention, engaging young fathers, and more.
In this research conversation, Dr. James Griffin of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development talks with grantee Dr. Leslie Leve about her study, which found a strong association between a mother's smoking during pregnancy and the chances that her child would have behavioral problems in school.
NICHD research conversations are audio interviews with NICHD scientists and grantees, on the latest NICHD-supported scientific findings. The written transcript and audio feature are available at this link.
This paper presents findings from an ongoing systematic review of research on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention programs, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help support evidence-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention. A total of 88 studies met the review criteria for study quality and were included in the analysis.
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.
Parenting Your Stressed Child: 10 Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Practices to Help Your Child Manage Stress and Build Essential Life Skills provides the reader with dialogue that can be helpful when addressing stress at almost any age and is catered to meet the needs of both the parent and the child.
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.
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.