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Download Unit 2: Exploring your own culture (28 KB)

Download Unit 2: Family Values Activity (22 KB)

Download Unit 2: Life Experiences Activity (16 KB)

Download Unit 3: Building relationships (40 KB)

Download Unit 3: Family Scenario 1 (19 KB)

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Download Unit 3: Family Scenario 3 (19 KB)

Download Unit 3: Highlights from the National Extension Parent Educational Model (NEPEM) (27 KB)

Download Unit 3: Principles of Family Support Practice (17 KB)

Download Unit 4: Engaging new families in your community (26 KB)


Families build the foundation of communities. As the demographic profiles of families in communities change, communities change. In order to design and deliver extension programs and services to effectively meet the needs of communities, it is important to understand the needs and wants of those who live there. This module can provide professional development to extension staff. However, activities in this module can also be used in extension programming to assist others in learning about the role of culture in families, how individuals can design and deliver programs and services.

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Purdue University


West Lafayette, IN


Family, Life Course, and Society

International Extension Curriculum: Strengthening Extension's Capacity for International Engagement—Module 6: Exploring Cultural Perspective of Families