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.

Family Life Education with Rural Families

Family life education with rural families
Charlotte ShoupOlsen, CFLE and Kristy L.Archuleta

If you have ever listened to the lyrics of the song “Down Home,” recorded by country music sensation Alabama in 1991, you have heard the ideals and values placed on the simple life of living in rural America. However, if you are not from a rural community or familiar with rural life, you may not be able to fully appreciate the sentiments that the lyrics provoke. Rural families are often portrayed as independent, hardworking, and honest. With these positive attributes, rural people sometimes gain a negative reputation and are viewed as narrow-minded, uneducated, and stressed for various reasons. Rural families may or may not possess some or all of ...

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