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Contact

Beth S. Russell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, CFLE Coordinator
beth.russell@uconn.edu
(203) 236-9874
Waterbury Campus, Rm 115  OR
Storrs Campus, FSB Rm 123


What is Family Life Education?

Family life education in as intervention and prevention approach that focuses on healthy family functioning within a family systems perspective. The skills and knowledge needed for healthy functioning are widely known: 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 programs is to teach and foster this knowledge and skills to enable individuals and families to function optimally. Our Certification in FLE (CFLE) program provides National Certification to attest to our Bachelor students' knowledge and ability relevant for joining this work force.

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Common Job Opportunities for CFLEs

Certified Family Life Educator

Family Life EducationPotential Jobs-

  • Family resource management school staff
  • Head Start home visitor
  • assistant living program director
  • healthcare community-family liaison

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Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is sufficient

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Business, Consumer & Family Services

Family Life EducationPotential Jobs-

  • Consumer Protection Staff/Agent
  • Employee Assistance Program staff

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Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is sufficient

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Public & International Policy

Military SupportPotential Jobs-

  • Family Policy Advocate,
  • Peace Corp
  • Military Family Support Specialist
  • Dept of Children & Families (DCF)
  • Global Family Planning
  • Immigration & Migrant Family Services
  • NGOs

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Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is possible

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Family Financial Counselor

Family Life EducationPotential Jobs-  Poverty remediation agencies like:

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Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is sufficient

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Food Assistance Programs

Family and Consumer SciencesPotential Jobs-

  • Program Staff
  • Poverty remedation agencies like: Local Food Banks, and Meals on Wheels

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Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is sufficient

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Education

Potential Jobs-

  • Preschools,
  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start
  • Corporate Childcare Centers
  • Afterschool programming

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Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is sufficient

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Healthcare and Wellness

HealthcarePotential Jobs-

  • Public Health Outreach,
  • Hospital-based Family Support
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Holistic Health Center staff
  • Nutrition Education
  • Hospice and other Long-term care settings

Consider Taking-

Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is sufficient, MA is preferable

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Family Interventionist

InterventionPotential Jobs-

  • Individual & Family Support Services
  • Crisis hotline services (interpersonal violence, suicide, or substance use)

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Advanced Degree Requirement- BA is sufficient, MA is preferable

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