Thursday, May 5, 2011

Family Life Education Program Presentations

Family life education focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge needed for healthy functioning:  strong communication skills, knowledge of typical human development, good decision-making skills, positive self-esteem, and healthy interpersonal relationships.  The goal of family life education is to enable individuals and families to function optimally using a primarily preventive approach.
Four Child and Family Studies majors presented MULTI-SESSION Family Life Education programs to various groups in central Ohio.  CFS Seniors Abbey Latham, Katie Mock, Marley McDonough, and Sarah Ebinger all participated in this final project before their graduation from AU on May 7th. 

Katie Mock taught Conflict Management to 3rd Graders. 

Katie interacts with 3rd grade students in a lesson on conflict management.

Abbey Latham developed a program titled Love Lessons: Purity is Possible "Girls Night Out".  Her program targeted girls in grades 7-9 and focused on the importance to equip adolescent girls with the tools they need to make wise decisions.
Abbey leads a session on good decision making.

Abbey's students created notebooks as part of the program.

Sarah Ebinger developed a stress management program titled Balancing Stress Management with Work and Family, and presented it to the employees in the Financial Aid office at Ashland University.  She taught them how to find ways to manage their stress levels in the work force and also in relation to their home lives.

Marley McDonough presented family life education while interacting with young toddler and pre-school aged children and their mothers.  Her project focused on family similarities and differences.

Marley reads The Napping House to her group.

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