2022 Family Life Education Virtual Summit

Evolving Best Practices in Family Life Education

Recordings are available for the 2022 Family Life Education Virtual Summit, held on Friday, June 24, 2022. This virtual event focused solely on family practitioners at all experience levels working with and for families.

The summit is approved for up to 14 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Overview & Theme

Family Life Education (FLE) is the professional practice of equipping and empowering family members to develop knowledge and skills that enhance well-being and strengthen interpersonal relationships through an educational, preventive, and strengths-based approach (n.d. NCFR).

The National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) second virtual Family Life Education Summit will provide an opportunity for both experienced and new Family Life Educators to come together to share information and insights into this important practice.

The theme of this year’s Summit focuses on Evolving Best Practices in Family Life Education. While considering the content, context, and delivery of Family Life Education programs and services, providers often strive to adhere to best practices.  But what does “best practices” mean? Can they be consistently applied across different platforms, audiences, and programs, especially in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse world where the quality and availability of resources varies? And what role does the Family Life Educator play in evolving best practices? How are we adapting to our current environment (i.e., pandemic, social and racial justice concerns, and economic shifts)? What positive outcomes have emerged from recent adaptations?

2022 Virtual FLE Summit Goals

The 2022 Virtual FLE Summit will support and advance the practice of Family Life Education by providing a platform for FLE practitioners to:

  • share information about best practices and practical tools to support and empower families within their specific contexts
  • foster connection and build collaborative networks that bridge practice, policy, and research
  • inspire best practices, new research, and innovation 
  • share their global and diverse voices, ideas, visions, initiatives, and actions in the practice of FLE
  • support and nurture the current and next generation of FLE professionals


Thank You!

Thank you to the FLE Summit task force members for their work in planning and carrying out NCFR’s 2nd FLE Summit: Anita Armstrong, Deb Berke, Mary Bold, Kelly DaCunha, Chinatu Gladrich, Joyce Mayberry, Karen Shirer, and Barbara Sweeney .

An added thanks and appreciation to the CFLE Advisory Board members who served as proposal reviewers and/or session facilitators: Ashley Barksdale, Dorothy Berglund, Robyn Cenizal, Kelly Frisch, Lisa Krause, Jennifer Reinke, Michael Walcheski, and Cindy Wilson.