Linkages Between Family Life Education and Early Childhood Home Visiting

September 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
$25 for NCFR student members / $45 for NCFR members & CFLEs / $85 for nonmembers

Walsh Peterson
Walsh and Peterson

Home visiting is increasingly recognized as an essential way to support families with young children. The professional expectations for the home visiting workforce continue to expand, as well. Given the alignment of Family Life Education (FLE) content and methodology with the goals of many home visiting programs, there is great opportunity for FLE to contribute to home visiting efforts.

More efforts are needed, however, to bring awareness to the value of FLE within home visiting and to ensure proper preparation.

This webinar, presented by Bridget A. Walsh, Ph.D., CFLE, and Carla A. Peterson, Ph.D., will explore linkages between FLE and home visiting — particularly Early Head Start’s Home-Based Option — and the merits and challenges of collaboration in delivering home visiting services. The presenters will compare home visiting and FLE competencies; present a model to guide and standardize home visitor training in Family Science programs; and discuss future directions.

By attending the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • compare and contrast the competencies of home visiting with those of Family Life Education to inform the knowledge, skills, and attitudes addressed in pre-service home visitor training;
  • understand the benefits of Family Life Educators delivering home visiting services; and
  • evaluate the strengths and challenges of collaborating with Early Head Start’s home visiting program.

Approved for 1 CFLE contact hour of continuing education credit.

Intended Audience:

  • Family Life Educators, faculty in Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) approved programs, those in the home visiting field

Prior Knowledge Required:

  • General understanding of Family Life Education
  • General understanding of home visiting


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About the Presenters

Bridget A. Walsh, Ph.D., CFLE, is an associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches courses on lifespan human development, research, and Family Life Education. She is passionate about conducting research about early childhood development and family engagement/involvement. She is co-chair of the NCFR Home Visiting Focus Group.

Carla A. Peterson, Ph.D., is the Nancy Rygg Armbrust Professor of Early Childhood Development and Education in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. Her research and teaching are focused on home visiting programs serving families with young children at risk and/or with disabilities.

On-Demand Webinar Recording and Classroom Use

Even if you can't watch this webinar live, your registration will still grant you access to watch the recording at your convenience. The fee for this webinar is $25 for NCFR student members, $45 for NCFR members and Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs), $85 for nonmembers.

License for classroom use by one professor is available for $120 for NCFR members, $185 for nonmembers.

License for departmental use (multiple professors) is available for $170 NCFR member / $305 nonmember.

Departmental license for CFLE-approved programs is $140.

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