CFLE Conversations

One-Hour Online Networking Sessions

All active Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs) are invited to attend a series of one-hour online networking sessions that will provide an opportunity for CFLEs who work in specific areas (healthcare, military, Extension, early childhood, hospice, schools, adoption/foster care, aging services, parenting education, and more), to connect with each other. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and successes and to share ideas, tips, and advice.

“I always leave these groups feeling excited and energized!”
- Stacey Taylor, CFLE-P

“It has been great to connect with others in the CFLE field and those specifically working with domestic violence survivors, marginalized populations, and those doing home visits. My formal education was excellent and still, there are some things we can only learn in the field. What a wonderful resource we have with our CFLE Conversations.”
- Kimberly Leach, CFLE-P


See below to reserve a seat at an upcoming date.

Navigating the Unspoken: CFLEs Tackling Difficult Topics in Education
Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Addressing Burnout: Personal, Professional, and Societal
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT


These events are free to all current CFLEs. Each session is led by a facilitator and the format will be open discussion. The meetings are not recorded.

If you are interested in meeting with other CFLEs working in your area, and/or would like to be a session facilitator, contact Jessica Oswald at [email protected].


Navigating the Unspoken: CFLEs Tackling Difficult Topics in Education

Jazmin Nagorski

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Facilitator: Jazmin Nagorski, CFLE

Are you a CFLE tackling difficult topics in your work? Join the July CFLE Conversation for an open dialogue on navigating challenging topics.

Jazmin Nagorski is a Certified Family Life Educator working primarily in sexual health education. As a Certified Holistic Sexuality Educator based in Georgia, she’s no stranger to the nuances and challenges of navigating difficult topics. In her full-time career as a health educator at the Georgia Department of Public Health, Ms. Nagorski educates adolescents on sexual violence, substance use and harm reduction, mental health, and sexual health. Whether it be in clinics, through a text, at community events, at a client’s home, or in a K-12 classroom setting, Ms. Nagorski has worked with diverse individuals to tackle challenging subjects. Ms. Nagorski also serves as a part-time crisis advocate at a local domestic violence shelter, the healthcare sector representative for a substance use prevention coalition, co-chair of the Oconee/Clark County Domestic Violence Task Force, and owner of Sun Academy, LLC. Join Ms. Nagorski and other CFLEs for an open dialogue on approaching difficult topics in your work. Bring any questions, stories, challenges, or successes you might have.

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Addressing Burnout: Personal, Professional, and Societal


Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

Facilitator: SaraKay Smullens, LCSW, CFLE

Are you a CFLE interested in the topic of burnout? Join the September CFLE Conversation to discuss burnout on a personal, professional, and societal level.

SaraKay Smullens, LCSW, CFLE, is an award-winning Philadelphia-based licensed clinical social worker and has been a Certified Family Life Educator for over 30 years. Her passions include addressing invisible cycles of emotional abuse and burnout— areas where burnout is found (e.g., personal, professional, relational, societal, and physical). Writing is an essential self-care tool for Ms. Smullens. Her latest book is Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work:  A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professionals (2nd ed., NASW Press, 2021). Join Ms. Smullens and other CFLEs for an open discussion about the prevalent, multifaceted, and important topic of burnout. Bring any questions, stories, challenges, or successes you might have.

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More dates and topics to be announced.

The CFLE credential, provided by NCFR is recognized in the U.S. and Canada as a professional standard for Family Life Education professions. Learn about the benefits of certification.


Past Conversation Topics

Family Life Education Within the Church: May 22, 2024

New Professionals in Family Life Education: May 8, 2024

Coaching and Consultation as a Part of Family Life Education: April 24, 2024

CFLEs Working in Social Work: March 27, 2024

Family Life Educator Insurance: February 21, 2024

Family Engagement in School Districts: January 30, 2024

CFLEs Working in Child Life: September 13, 2023

CFLEs Working in the Area of Disability: July 25, 2023

CFLEs Working in Sexuality Education: April 25, 2023

CFLEs Working in Mental Health: March 28, 2023

CFLEs Working in Academia – Focus on Internships: Sept. 22, 2022

Foster Care and Adoption: July 20, 2022

Home Visiting: May 18, 2022

Entrepreneurs/Self-Employed CFLEs: April 20, 2022

Homelessness: February 23, 2022

FLE Coaching: March 23, 2022

Marriage and Relationship Education: January 26, 2022

CFLEs Working in Substance Abuse Prevention: Oct. 27, 2021

Community Partnerships: Sept. 29, 2021

CFLEs Working in the Area of Domestic Violence: July 28, 2021

CFLEs Working in Parenting Education: May 19, 2021

CFLEs Working with Families Dealing with Mental Illness/Mental Health: April 28, 2021

CFLEs Working with Military Families: March 31, 2021