ERIC Number: ED280528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Family & Life Education Program.
Brand, Mellie R.
The Family and Life Education program at Aims Community College (ACC) in Colorado began in 1967 as prenatal classes taught by volunteer instructors who were registered nurses with backgrounds in maternal-child health. Currently, the program, which is co-sponsored by ACC and North Colorado Medical Center, involves a program coordinator, three staff coordinators, and over 50 part-time instructors. While ACC provides salaries for the coordinators and instructors, instructional materials and audiovisual aids, full-time secretarial support, and advertising services, the Medical Center provides office space for the coordinators, classrooms for prenatal education, and part-time secretarial and administrative support. Classes are set up on a quarterly basis for one to three credit hours with an average of 16 participants per class. Three programs are offered: (1) Expectant Families, which includes classes in childbirth and pregnancy preparation taught by registered nurses or practitioners certified by the American Society of Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics; (2) Active Families, which includes classes in self-esteem, child abuse, remarriage, creative parenting, suicide, single parenting, and foster parenthood taught by educators, psychologists, social workers, and registered nurses; and (3) Senior Education Program, which includes classes in exercise, health awareness, hearing loss, Medicare, and nutrition taught by instructors with degrees in nursing, nutrition, physical education, gerontology, and education. Promotional materials on the Expectant Families and Active Families programs are included. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aims Community Coll., Greeley, CO.; North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO.