Family and Consumer Sciences

Strong, successful families are the foundation for strong, successful communities!

All families, no matter how diverse, want to be physically and mentally healthy and financially sound. However, some families find they lack basic skills needed for daily living in today’s society. This commonality creates the bond uniting Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programs across Texas, as they help families and individuals develop these vital life skills.

There are numerous educational opportunities for families provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Dallas County. Each of our programs can be explored below.

Master Wellness Volunteer Program

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Better Living for Texans

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Extension Education Association

The Dallas County Extension Education Association is managed through the County Extension Office. Families are the heart of any community, and educational programs serving the needs of Texas’ families are at the heart of the work carried out through the Extension Program. Extension Education clubs provide members with opportunities for education, leadership, and community service. Club members make new friends as they learn about topics that influence and impact their quality of life. Some of these areas include:

  • Parenting and Child Development
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Consumer Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Housing and Interior Design

Extension Education Club members meet monthly for fun, fellowship and education. Dallas County also has an Extension Education e-mail club. Each month members receive a newsletter via e-mail, containing research-based information related to family and consumer sciences, and the group comes together quarterly for special “Ladies Night Out” educational programs.

If you would like to form an Extension Education club in the Dallas community, contact:

Brittany Coop – Martin

County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences
214-904-3050

Family Life Education

Strengthening families through family life education.

Parents are the primary influence in a child’s life. Extension programming in parent education enables prospective parents, parents, and grandparents to improve their knowledge, parenting practices, and caregiving skills.

Child care providers play a vital role in caring for America’s children. Extension provides research-based information on child care related issues and on-line courses for child care providers to satisfy state mandated training requirements.

The Aging/Gerontology program focuses on improving health, well-being and independence through educational programs for older adults, their family members, children and youth, and professionals serving older adults and their families.

For additional information contact:

Brittany Coop – Martin

County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences
214-904-3050

Family Financial Literacy Program

Extension programming in family economics and resource management assists families and individuals to:

  • maintain economic stability and security,
  • manage human and material resources, and
  • increase consumer proficiency.

For additional information contact:

Brittany Coop – Martin

County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences
214-904-3050

 

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