Promoting Well-Being through Online Family Life Education
In working with Dr. Aaron Ebata, I’ve had the opportunity to explore online family life education generally and online parenting education specifically. We, along with Dr. Robert Hughes, Dr. Jill Bowers, and Dr. Elissa Mitchell wrote a paper published in Family Relations outlining a framework for developing online family life education: Developing Online Family Life Prevention and Education Programs. I adapted this paper into a workshop for the Illinois Council on Family Relations in 2013. Our team also presented a paper at the National Council on Family Relations in 2011: Program Development Issues in Designing Online Family Life Education Programs.
Just in Time Parenting
Just in Time Parenting (JIPT) is a series of age paced online newsletters that get delivered to parents via email with reliable parenting information as children age. This is a national eXtension program. I worked with this group to help develop a redesign of the website and and evaluate the effectiveness of the email updates. We presented a paper describing our findings at the annual conference of eXtension in 2011: The effectiveness of Email Updates as an Educational Delivery Method. In the fall of 2013, we presented poster comparing the information seeking parents of JITP parents and socioeconomically disadvantaged rural parents at the National Council on Family Relations: Parents’ use of Traditional and Digital Sources of Information and Advice.
Parenting 24/7 s a “one-stop” source of news, information, and advice on parenting and family life from University of Illinois Extension developed by Dr. Ebata. As part of this project I helped develop and evaluate Parenting 27/7’s social media strategy which was presented at the National Council on Family Relations in 2011: Developing and Evaluating a Social Media Strategy for Online Parenting Programs.