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Family Life Education With Diverse Populations

Family Life Education With Diverse Populations

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December 2011 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Family Life Education With Diverse Populations

Editors Sharon M. Ballard and Alan C. Taylor bridge the gap between research and practice by examining and presenting key strategies for working with diverse populations, including those based on race and ethnicity, family structure, geographic location, and context. By defining 11 diverse groups and presenting their strengths and unique cultural characteristics, the editors present an evidence-based practice approach with each chapter, prescribing the best practices for working with these diverse groups in regard to general family life education (FLE) needs, educator characteristics, ethical considerations, marketing and recruitment, modes of learning, and environmental considerations. This book is essential for students who are preparing to work with families, as well as professionals engaging in FLE activities with diverse populations.

Sharon Ballard, Alan Taylor
Best Practices in Family Life Education
Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kristy Archuleta
Family Life Education with Rural Families
Maureen Mulroy
Family Life Education with Prison Inmates and Families
Judith Myers-Walls
Family Life Education with Court-mandated Parents and Families
Elizabeth Carroll, Catherine Smith, Andrew Behnke
Family Life Education with Military Families
Eboni Baugh, Alan Taylor, Sharon Ballard
Family Life Education with Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Dianne Duncan Perrote, Saul Feinman
Family Life Education with American Indian Families
Paul Schvaneveldt, Andrew Behnke
Family Life Education with Latino Immigrant Families
Shann Hwa Hwang
Family Life Education with Asian Immigrant Families
Libby Balter Blume, Annita Sani, Menatalla Ads
Family Life Education with Arab Immigrant Families
Eboni Baugh, DeAnna Coughlin
Family Life Education with Black Families
Lis Maurer
Family Life Education with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families
Alan Taylor, Sharon Ballard
Preparing Family Life Educators to Work with Diverse Populations

"I am impressed with the organization of content for each chapter. Having consistent coverage in each chapter makes learning easier for the students and teaching easier for the teacher."

Cheryl M. Robinson
The University of Tennesee at Chattanooga

"This book is just what I was missing in my course."

Jacqueline E. Schwab
Penn State Mont Alto

"I strongly believe in incorporating diversity in the classroom however possible and I believe this textbook will provide a strong opportunity to do this."

Elizabeth Foley
Glendale Community College

Wanted something on diverse groups. This was better organized than most

Dr Lillian Breckenridge
Religion Dept, Oral Roberts University
June 18, 2014

Although this text provided rich cases and relevant information, the University requested that I use a text that was more theoretical and developmentally structured. Thus, though I did not adopt this as my main text, I used this book as an "optional" supplementary text for students interested in going beyond the basics and for those interested in multicultural issues.

Dr Seth Pardo
Business Psychology, Palo Alto University
November 28, 2012

This text efficiently introduces students to a number of important considerations for family life education programming.

Dr Kami Merrifield
Health Human Dvmt Div, Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton
September 4, 2012
Key features


  • Assists family life educators with further understanding the unique needs of 11 specific populations—an essential tool for working effectively within their practice
  • Organizes content in a practical and easy format to allow students and professionals to find the relevant information for their target audience, and then incorporate it into their own programming
  • Features material that is useful in agency programming practices—so students can continue to refer to it in their own professional practice—and is effective in training for best practices with specific populations
  • Presents an ideal balance of research-based information and practical experiences from family life educators in the field
  • Defines best practices as it fits for FLE to help professionals in the field better understand what that term means

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