CFLE in the News: Summer 2019

/ CFLE Network, Summer 2019

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Drew Betz, M.S., CFLE, Awarded CFLE Emeritus Status

CFLE Drew Betz was awarded CFLE Emeritus status in recognition of her 20 years as a CFLE and 25 years working as an extension faculty member with a focus on parenting and family development. Drew’s work includes being a facilitator and statewide trainer for the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10 to 14, with a special focus on Latinx communities; development of an experiential education program for families using Ropes Challenge or Portable Ropes course technology; and programs focused on nutrition and family meals. See full announcement


Debra Berke Received Compassionate Champion Award

Debra L. Berke, Ph.D., CFLE, professor and director of psychology programs at Wilmington University, along with her colleague Rebecca M. Ghabour, Ph.D., received the Compassionate Champion Award for their work in helping to develop Delaware as a trauma-informed state by training three divisions of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services in trauma-informed approaches. Trauma-informed practices are increasingly prevalent in social work, counseling, and family therapy due to growing awareness of the negative outcomes of trauma in children and adults. Dr. Berke and Dr. Ghabour presented an NCFR webinar on Trauma-Informed Educational Practices (TIEPs) in Higher Education earlier this year. The recording is available for purchase through the NCFR Store.


University of Colorado–Denver Joins Growing List of CFLE-Approved Programs

The Human Development and Family Relations undergraduate program at the University of Colorado–Denver has received first-time approval as a CFLE-approved program. An additional five programs are currently under review for first-time approval.


Six CFLE-Approved Academic Programs Renewed

The following undergraduate programs received renewal of their CFLE-approved program status: Concordia University Saint Paul, Family Science (both the on-campus and online programs); Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies; Lubbock Christian University, Family Studies; Mississippi University for Women, Family Studies; and the University of Missouri, Human Development and Family Studies.