Family life education is relevant across the lifespan, is inclusive of all types of families, and is designed to meet the needs of the target audience (Arcus, Schvaneveldt, & Moss, 1993).
In regard to diverse audiences, program content must be culturally appropriate in order to be effective. Family life educators must determine the appropriate scope of their program and establish the relevance, or applicability, to their audience (NCFR, 2010b).
Given, the stated fact presented and in reflecting on your reading coupled with outside research, what are some best practices (actions) in creating and presenting a strengths based and culturally aware program for the diverse families served in programs today? Share and discuss at least 3.
Arcus, M. E., Schvaneveldt, J. D., & Moss, J. J. (1993). The nature of family life education. In M. E. Arcus, J. D. Schvaneveldt, & J. J. Moss (Eds.),Handbook of family life education: Foundations of family life education (pp. 1-25). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). (2010b). Family life education content areas: Content and practice guidelines. Retrieved from the NCFR website.