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Chapter 15: Creating Effective Collaborative Partnerships
With all the challenges facing families today, wise family life education (FLE) professionals realize that they cannot fully address these concerns single-handedly. We need the help of like-minded others. How do we go about bringing our contributions to the collaborative table and synergize with them to effectively serve families in our communities?
“Community-based organizations, [family life educators], and agencies that share common goals can expand their outreach and effectiveness through collaboration, partnerships, linkages, and networking. Educational . . . needs of . . . families are interrelated and complex. Since no one system alone can effectively address the multiplicity of needs and problems of families, the collaborative process is a recognized and practical approach. The collaborative process ...