Extension News

Programs Examine Relationship of Marriage, Parenting and Healthy Kids

11/4/2005

AMES, Iowa -- Professionals who work with families are invited to “The Impact of Couple and Marital Relationships on Parenting and Child Outcomes,” a two-part national satellite series, Dec. 2 and 9. The series will be broadcast at 10 a.m. CST in Iowa and various locations throughout the United States. Iowa State University Extension is sponsoring the program. See details about the satellite series and a list of downlink sites (http://www.extension.iastate.edu/marriage/).

 

“The Dec. 2 program will cover the relationship between marriage and parenting,” said Kimberly Greder, ISU Extension family life state specialist. “Participants also will learn how to support unmarried, new-parent couples in forming healthy marriages and stable families.

 

“The Dec. 9 program will examine how healthy couples lead to healthy kids,” Greder added. “Participants will learn ways to strengthen couple relationships so children of those relationships have a better life.”

 

During each program, viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via live call-in sessions and to learn from and network with others who share similar interests or concerns about parenting, Greder said.

 

The series is designed for professionals who work with families, including family and parenting educators, social workers, family support workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, extension educators and others interested in couple and marriage relationships and parenting. College students who are studying in these areas also are welcome to attend.

 

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Contacts :

Kimberly Greder, Families Campus Director, (515) 294-5906, kgreder@iastate.edu

Catherine Hunt, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1039, cathi@iastate.edu