Building a Family Life Education Program: Part 1 of 2
A Family Life Education (FLE) progam is developed by a practitioner to equip families with information and resources using an educational, preventive, and strengths-based approach. It can be difficult to form a FLE program that recognizes and adapts to an ever-changing and diverse society.
To form a program that is both structured and flexible in meeting the needs of the community, a Family Life Educator must consider how the program can adjust to the audience and context. This involves thinking creatively about participant engagement and delivery modality while continuously considering the reproducability and fidelity of the program.
This 2-part webinar series will provide a foundation for developing and executing an effective FLE program that meets the objectives and goals of the families in which it is intended to support.
Webinar 1: Developing Family Life Education Programming
April 18, 2023 | 11 a.m. – noon CT
Presented by Nichole Huff, Ph.D., CFLE
The first webinar of this 2-part series will focus on how to create FLE programs that are intentionally designed to educate, engage, and equip participants in ways that promote positive changes in participant knowledge, self-efficacy, and behavior. Led by Dr. Huff, a CFLE that has designed programs for non-profit, faith-based organizations, and Cooperative Extension Service for 17 years, attendees will learn how to interweave intentionality into a program design and how to enhance participant experience and program efficacy.
By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify key considerations of effective program design
- Create intentional programming that educates and engages participants
- Design programs that promote positive changes in participant knowledge, self-efficacy, and behavior change
Webinar 2: Implementing Family Life Education Programming
May 2, 2023 | 11 a.m. – noon CT
Presented by Nichole Huff, Ph.D., CFLE, Kayla Watts, M.A, and Jill Harris, M.A.
The second webinar of this 2-part series will feature a panel of practitioners who have conducted FLE programs in the community. These experienced educators will candidly discuss considerations to enhance program implementation by sharing their recommendations for improving consistency in practice while still adapting to participants’ needs. The panel will also share strategies for connecting with an audience, preserving program fidelity, keeping participants engaged, and working with community-based partners.
By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify key considerations of effective program implementation
- Incorporate strategies to promote participant connection, engagement, and attendance
- Facilitate tailored experience while maintaining program fidelity
Please note: If you are interested in attending the second webinar in the series, we highly recommend that you register for and attend the first webinar. Though the webinars in this series are also offered for registration individually, they have been designed so the second webinar builds on the first.
Series approved for 2 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.
Each webinar approved for 1 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.
The views expressed in this webinar may not represent the views of the entire organization.
About the Presenters
Nichole Huff, Ph.D., CFLE, is an assistant professor and Extension specialist in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Huff has been a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations since 2006 and has devoted much of her career to Family Life Education and community outreach; counseling and crisis intervention; and teaching. Dr. Huff earned her Ph.D. in Family Sciences from the University of Kentucky and her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Most recently, Dr. Huff was named the 2022 University of Kentucky Outstanding New Extension Faculty by the Kentucky Association for State Extension Professionals. She has been awarded numerous state, regional, and national awards for her innovative, multimodal program and curricula development.
Kayla Watts, M.A., serves as a family and consumer sciences Extension agent for community, recovery, and resiliency for the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Ms. Watts is currently working on special assignment in flood-affected counties in Eastern Kentucky. Ms. Watts earned her B.A. in family and consumer sciences education from Berea College and her M.A. in library information sciences from the University of Kentucky. Her strong background in learning, development, and management assisted her as she has taught high school family & consumer sciences, worked for Kentucky Adult Education as an area field director, and worked for the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. She has received numerous awards for her Extension work through the KEAFCS and NEAFCS organizations.
Jill Harris, M.A., has served as the family & consumer sciences agent with the University of Kentucky Extension Service in Todd County for 34 years. She earned a B.S. in home economics from Murray State University and a M.A. in communications from Western KY University. Ms. Harris has served as the president of the Kentucky Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as the president of the Kentucky Joint Council of Extension Professionals. She was previously awarded the Patricia Brantley Todd Award of Excellence in Human Environmental Sciences Extension and, most recently, she was recognized by the UK College of Agriculture, Food & Environment Office of Diversity for Women’s History Month as an outstanding woman in Extension who is making an impact and difference.
On-Demand Webinar Recording
Unable to attend the live webinar? Your registration will grant you access to watch the recording at your convenience.
Webinars are a great resource to use in the classroom. Classroom and departmental use licenses allow faculty members to share the video in class or embed the video in their online learning management system. Departmental use licenses allow more than on faculty member to use the webinar in their class. We request that links or downloads are not shared with students.
Single Webinar Pricing
- License for classroom use by one professor is available for $134 for NCFR members, $204 for nonmembers.
- License for departmental use (multiple professors) is available for $184 NCFR member / $324 nonmember.
- Departmental license for CFLE-approved programs is $159.
Series Webinar Pricing
- License for classroom use by one professor is available for $224 for NCFR members, $344 for nonmembers.
- License for departmental use (multiple professors) is available for $314 for NCFR members, $564 for nonmembers.
- Departmental license for CFLE-approved programs is $269.