Syracuse University hosts presentation on relationships of low-resource parents
Syracuse University hosts presentation on relationships of low-resource parentsMay 15, 2007Gillian Ottmangeottma@syr.edu
On Tuesday, June 19, Francesa Adler-Baeder, co-director of the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network, will present “For the Sake of Children: Lessons Learned to Enhance Marriages and Couple Relationships of Low Resource Parents” at the Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse. The project is funded by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The information provided will help child and family practitioners, child welfare workers, human service workers, public health educators, parenting/family educators, school counselors and social work professionals act on the link between couple functioning, parenting and child safety, permanency and well-being, as well as incorporate relationship/marriage education in their prevention programming for families in the child welfare system.
Through Adler-Baeder’s presentation, professionals will become more familiar with best practices and research that underscore effective relationship services to couples and families who are being helped by the child welfare system. They will gain an appreciation for the strengths of low-resource couples and families that can be used to enhance their relationships and strengthen prevention programs. And they will learn core program components and other strategies needed to implement a successful relationship or marriage education program.
Registrations must be received by June 15, along with the $35 registration fee, which covers the daylong schedule of events and lunch. For more information and a schedule of events, contact Jacqueline Spears at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-5550.
Adler-Baeder is a professor of human development and family studies at Auburn University in Alabama. Her research and publications focus on families under stress and children’s experiences in diverse family types. She also serves as state extension specialist in the area of children, youth and families, with the primary responsibility of bridging research and practice through curriculum development and program implementation.
Adler-Baeder has worked with family life education services for various agencies and institutions, including the U.S. Army and Cooperative Extension Service. She has also authored family life education curricula and resources focused on co-parenting post-divorce, and regulating emotions and stress in order to build healthy relationships and marriages.
This Continuing Education Workshop is sponsored by Syracuse University’s Promoting Child Welfare: Training Professionals to Support Healthy Marriages, Relationships and Families Project; the Study Council at Syracuse University; and the College of Human Services and Health Professions (Departments of Marriage and Family Therapy, Child and Family Studies; and the School of Social Work).