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.

Coaching and Consultation as a Part of Family Life Education
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

New Professionals in Family Life Education
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

Family Life Education Within the Church
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

Navigating the Unspoken: CFLEs Tackling Difficult Topics in Education
Wednesday, July 31, 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].

 

Coaching and Consultation as a part of Family Life Education

Laurel Hoekman
              

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

Facilitator: Laurel Hoekman, CFLE, CETS

Are you a CFLE currently engaged in coaching and consultation as a part of your professional role, or would like to learn more about coaching and consultation? Join the April CFLE Conversation to connect and learn from other CFLEs working in coaching and consultation.

Laurel Hoekman, CFLE, CETS, is the founder of Social Incites, LLC, providing insights that incite personal and interpersonal growth. As a Certified Employment Training Specialist (CETS) and a CFLE, her career has taken her from a first-grade teacher in a classroom of dozens of children, to a coach and consultant, working with hundreds of individuals in their homes, classrooms, and workplaces as a part of Family Life Education. She provides information and support to people with disabilities, their families, teachers, and employers, as well as assistance in preparing for, securing, and maintaining successful employment. She works alongside a team of nine other coaches, providing services for private clients, as well as customers of Michigan Rehabilitation Services. Join Laurel and other CFLEs for an engaging conversation on coaching and consultation as a part of Family Life Education.

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New Professionals in Family Life Education

Ashley Barksdale edited
                   

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

Facilitator: Ashley Barksdale, LCSW, CFLE, CADC-II

Are you a CFLE with questions about the professional practice of Family Life Education? Join the May 8 CFLE Conversation to connect and learn from other CFLEs currently working or aspiring to work in Family Life Education.

Ashley Barksdale is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II). She is a doctoral candidate in the marriage and family therapy program at Liberty University. She owns a private practice where she works as a therapist, social worker, educator, and advocate for the individuals and families in her community. Ashley is the new professional representative on the CFLE Advisory Board. All new professionals looking for an opportunity to meet and network with other CFLEs are encouraged to attend. Join Ashley and other CFLEs to gain insight and answer questions you may have about navigating the expansive professional practice of Family Life Education.

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Family Life Education Within the Church

Regina Williams
                 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

Facilitator: Regina Natasha Williams, M.S., CFLE

Are you a CFLE seeking to explore ways to integrate Family Life Education in a church setting? Join the May 22 CFLE Conversation to connect and learn from other CFLEs working in the church setting.

Regina Natasha Williams, M.S., CFLE, has served in many capacities including as her church’s youth president, resident director for Upward Bound Classic at the University of Delaware, senior family service specialist, employment service specialist for the Delaware Department of Labor, administrative specialist, and master level clinician. She is currently working towards certificates in postpartum doula and lactation counseling. Regina has a master’s degree in applied Family Science from Wilmington University. Regina is passionate about being an agent of change and utilizing faith to empower families and cultivate communities. Join Regina and other CFLEs to network and discuss strategies for incorporating the practice of Family Life Education in the church setting.

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Navigating the Unspoken: CFLEs Tackling Difficult Topics in Education

Jazmin Nagorski
                

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 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. 

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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

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

CFLEs Working with Military Families: March 31, 2021