CFLE in the News

/ CFLE Network, Winter 2023


The “CFLE in the News” column is a great place to share your accomplishments and important work in Family Life Education with other CFLEs. Have you received a grant, promotion, or award? Have you recently implemented a new curriculum or created a new program? Do you have a Family Life Education success story you would like to share? Please send information to Dawn Cassidy at [email protected].  

CFLE Special Recognition Award  

CFLEs Betty Cooke, Ph.D., and Glen Palm, Ph.D., received the 2022 CFLE Special Recognition Award for their work in the development and promotion of ethical guidelines for the practice of parent and Family Life Education. The CFLE Code of Ethics is based on the principles within the ethical guidelines. The Tools for Ethical Thinking and Practice booklet, which features the guidelines and a case study process, has been used by thousands of students and practitioners to guide them in considering and acting on ethical situations and dilemmas. Betty and Glen were presented with the award at the CFLE Reception held at the NCFR Annual Conference in Minneapolis in November 2022. 

Carol Darling Family Life Education Research Initiative Grant 

Carol Darling, Ph.D., CFLE, has established the Carol Darling Family Life Education Research Initiative Grant, which she will fund through personal financial contributions including her portion of the royalties from the book Family Life Education: Working with Families Across the Lifespan. The grant is designed to contribute creatively to the discipline of Family Science, and specifically Family Life Education, by bridging research and practice. Thank you, Carol, for your generous contribution! 

Twelve Programs Renew Their CFLE-Approved Program Status 

Fall is a busy time for CFLE-approved program approvals! Eleven undergraduate and one graduate program recently renewed their status as NCFR CFLE-approved programs. Undergraduate programs include Auburn University, Human Development and Family Science; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Human Development & Family Science; Louisiana Tech University, Human Development & Family Science; Mississippi State University, Human Development & Family Science; Montana State University Bozeman, Human Development & Family Science; University of Central Missouri, Child & Family Development; University of Florida – Gainesville, Family, Youth & Community Sciences; University of New Mexico, Family & Child Studies; University of Southern Mississippi, Child & Family Sciences; University of Wisconsin Stout, Human Development & Family Studies; and Weber State University, Child and Family Studies. University of New Mexico also renewed their Family & Child Studies graduate program. For a list of CFLE-approved programs, visit NCFR’s Degree Programs Guide