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A practical how-to guide to developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining effective family life education programs. Drawing on the best scholarship and their own years of professional experience, the authors of this thoroughly updated Third Edition begin by discussing the foundations of family life education and encourage readers to develop their own outreach philosophies. The book then helps readers learn principles and methods for reaching out to the public and how to form and use community collaborations and use principles of social marketing to promote programs.

Helping Others Find Their Place in Family Life Education
Helping Others Find Their Place in Family Life Education

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great mentor.”

— Japanese Proverb

In the previous chapter, we spoke of our own journeys as family life educators (FLEs) and profiled the experiences of many others. In this chapter, we provide suggestions for how we can help ourselves and others along our journeys to find our places in family life education. Family life education (FLE) scholarship is mostly silent on mentoring relationships—transformational relationships we have had with more experienced others that have helped us find our way in FLE, even doing things we never thought we would or could do. In this chapter, we first ...

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