CFLE Conversations: One-Hour Online Networking Sessions

March 28, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Free for CFLEs
Online via Zoom

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

Seats at each conversation are limited to about 15 to keep the group small and facilitate discussion.

See below to reserve a seat at an upcoming date.

CFLEs Working in Mental Health
Tuesday, March 28, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

CFLEs Working in Sexuality Education
Tuesday, April 25, 3:00 – 4:00 pm 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 Dawn Cassidy at [email protected].


CFLEs Working in Mental Health

Tuesday, March 28, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

Ashley Barksdale

Facilitator: Ashley Barksdale, LMSW, CFLE

The March CFLE Conversation will focus on Family Life Education and Mental Health. Are you a CFLE that works in mental health? Join the March CFLE Conversation to connect and learn from other CFLEs working in this area.

Ashley Barksdale is a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently under supervision for clinical licensure, and an Ed.D. candidate of Marriage and Family Counseling at Liberty University. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University and her bachelor’s degree in Family Science with a minor in Psychology from Mississippi University for Women. She is currently employed at Baptist Behavioral Health Care as a Mental Health Therapist. Ashley holds several certifications including Certified Family Life Educator, Certified Trauma Professional, and Certified Grief Professional. In addition, she is the New Professional representative on the Certified Family Life Educator Advisory Board. Ashley’s interests are in child and family therapy, as she enjoys empowering families by providing them with education and support, from birth through parenthood.  

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CFLEs Working in Sexuality Education

Tuesday, April 25, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

Deborah Roffman

Facilitator: Deborah Roffman, MS, CFLE, CSE

Are you a CFLE that works in sexuality education? Join the April CFLE Conversation to connect and learn from other CFLEs working in this area.

Deborah Roffman, MS, CFLE, CSE, has worked at the cutting edge of the field of human sexuality education since its inception. Author of three renowned books for parents and teachers, she has taught sexuality education in grades 3-12, and consulted with more than 400 schools and youth serving organizations across the US. The recipient of the 2022 Golden Brick Award for lifetime achievement in the profession, she's recently published The Science of Babies: A Little Book for Big Questions about Bodies, Birth, and Families for young children and their parents and teachers.

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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 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