Number of unique resources found: 6
Description: This NEPEF module addresses BUILD. To BUILD relationships with other professionals working with children and families may be one of the most effective ways to increase parenting options and resources. Building networks and partnerships that support children, parents, and families at local and state levels and sometimes at regional, national, or international levels will ultimately BUILD the field of parenting education. While many of these affiliations are informal in nature, membership in professional associations or organizations will provide critical linkages with others working toward similar goals.
Description: This NEPEF module addresses DEVELOP. DEVELOP is the process of creating a parenting education program before and after actual program delivery. The process includes all elements of the program development process for adult education in community-based settings, from need assessments through evaluation.
Description: This NEPEF module addresses EDUCATE. EDUCATE is the process of building relationships with participants to help them more effectively solve problems, resolve conflicts, set goals, and gain knowledge and skills to guide and nurture their child(ren). EDUCATE involves knowing and using a variety of effective teaching strategies, skills, techniques, and methods. It includes adapting these teaching tools to meet specific learner needs.
Description: This NEPEF module addresses EMBRACE. EMBRACE means recognizing, respecting, and responding to ethnic and cultural diversity, different family forms, and multiple environmental contexts of families raising children. EMBRACE also means reaching out to parents and caregivers who differ in preferred communication and learning approaches, sexual orientation, English language proficiency, access to basic resources, and levels of literacy.
Description: This NEPEF module addresses GROW. GROW is the process by which parenting educators become professionals and associate themselves with colleagues through professional development activities. GROW involves educators learning to know themselves and their values while building knowledge, skills, and connections as educators. GROW recognizes that the parenting educator and her/ his personal qualities are a critical part of the educational process. GROW is used to suggest career-long activities that begin with the earliest preparations for becoming a parenting educator and continue as an ongoing developmental process.
Author: DeBord, Karen (59 more by this author); H. Wallace Goddard
Description: The National Extension Parenting Educators' Framework (NEPEF) builds upon the earlier effort, the National Extension Parenting Education Model (NEPEM) (Smith et al., 1994). The NEPEM model established six categories of priority practices and skills to be learned by parents and taught by parenting educators. NEPEF takes the original NEPEM categories "care for self, understand, guide, nurture, motivate, and advocate" and joins them with six more categories of practices aimed at the parenting educators alone "grow, develop, frame, embrace, build, and educate". Used in tandem, the six "content" categories (for parents) and the six "process" categories (for educators) will allow parenting educators to work most effectively with parents and children.