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.
Chapter 11: Family Life Education with Black Families
Family Life Education with Black Families
As chapter authors, we have unique academic and professional preparation in addition to volunteer experience with black families, both in the United States and abroad. Eboni has a family life education and marriage and family therapy background, working with black families as both a therapist and a state extension specialist. She has presented and published in the areas of culturally sensitive research methods and working with diverse populations. DeAnna has worked and volunteered countless hours with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), gaining experience with black families. In the international arena, DeAnna has traveled to Kenya and worked with Kenyan parents and children. Based on knowledge gained ...