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.
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.
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 Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families, Child Trends examines the special circumstances characterizing the lives of children under age six in military families. Based on that research, researchers offer five reasons that young children in military families might be at risk.
Interested in programs for children or youth? Discover What Works, a database of more than 600 programs that have undergone random-assignment evaluation to find out what works, and what doesn't, in out-of-school-time programs. You can search by age, race, program type or setting, targeted outcome(s), and more.
Recently, comedian Stephen Colbert lost his 92-year-old mother, Lorna Tuck Colbert. On his Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report," Colbert took a rare moment away from his usual satire and gave a loving tribute to her. It's not to be missed.
by Renee Ellis, U.S. Census Bureau, Family and Fertility Statistics Branch
Although two-parent families are still the majority family form, families that include grandparents and their grandchildren have been increasing. The concern over the increase of children living with grandparents, particularly in skipped-generation families, where children lived with grandparents without parents present, was large enough to convene a 1992 hearing to focus on grandparents and spur research investigating the causes.
by Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin, Department of Sociology, Bowling Green State University
Broad cultural shifts in the meanings of marriage and divorce suggest that gray divorce could be on the rise. Changing family norms have spread across the generations. The notion that marriage is a lifelong institution has fallen out of favor as there has been a growing emphasis on individual fulfillment and satisfaction through marriage.