Strategies to Connect and Work with Community Partners
Community organizations often establish and build relationships with families due to their focus on providing direct support and services. Working with these community organizations provides an opportunity for family researchers and practitioners to understand and deliver additional resources to support local needs. Thus, it is important for academics and Cooperative Extension agencies to develop and maintain community partnerships to effectively reach audiences and provide Family Life Education, research expertise, and other resources. Community partnership strategies conducted by scholars, Family Life Educators, and extension faculty can be complicated, though, ranging from simple information dissemination to full integration into existing service delivery systems.
This webinar will provide examples of working with community partners—such as schools, the criminal justice system, Head Start, and local businesses—and offer strategies for working with partners in one’s own community, both rural and urban. The presentation will include strategies and approaches to initiate and build relationships, methods to continuously support community partnerships, guidance on grant collaboration, and tips for integrating Family Life Education materials into existing programming or service delivery systems.
By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify potential community partners with whom to work
- Approach, build, and/or strengthen community partnerships
- Help community partners integrate Family Life Education materials into existing programming or service delivery systems
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 Presenter
David Schramm, Ph.D., CFLE, is an associate professor and family life extension specialist at Utah State University (USU) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. He earned his Ph.D. from Auburn University, worked as an extension specialist and professor for the University of Missouri, and is currently a family life extension specialist and associate professor at Utah State University and the co-faculty director of the Utah Marriage Commission. Dr Schramm’s expertise and educational programs focus on personal well-being, parenting, couple relationships, divorce and coparenting, and has presented more than 500 presentations, classes, and workshops across the United States. Dr. Schramm has received and collaborated on numerous grants and contracts that involve developing community partnerships and delivering Family Life Education to countless participants.
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.
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 for NCFR members, $324 for nonmembers.
Departmental license for CFLE-approved programs is $159.