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Small, Stephen A.; Huser, Mary – Journal of Extension, 2019
Trauma-informed care has become a major priority in recent efforts to address trauma and stress in the lives of children, adults, and families. Interest in trauma-informed care among Extension professionals has grown over the past several years as Extension partners and other child- and family-serving organizations initiate trauma-informed care…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Teacher Attitudes, Trauma
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Small, Stephen A.; Huser, Mary – Journal of Extension, 2019
Research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has garnered a great deal of attention and is increasingly used to demonstrate the negative impact of stressful and traumatic childhood experiences on psychological and physical health. ACEs have become a focus of local and state organizations and coalitions concerned about the well-being of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Mental Health, Physical Health, Trauma
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Stock, Tim; Kowalewski, Alexander; Gould, Micah; Jepson, Paul – Journal of Extension, 2019
Since 2011, Oregon State University has conducted integrated pest management (IPM) training specific to public schools. School personnel receive onsite training on key IPM practices as well as associated materials. To determine which practices and materials school employees are using as a result of the program, we administered a survey to 2016…
Descriptors: Animals, Public Schools, State Universities, Training
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Jasinski, James; Kulhanek, Ashley; Shumaker, Kate – Journal of Extension, 2019
A 6-hr train-the-trainer workshop focused on introducing the concept that insects may play a significant role in food security as the world population is projected to exceed 9 billion people by the mid 21st century. Workshop topics including cultural, nutritional, culinary, and commercial aspects surrounding edible insects were presented and…
Descriptors: Entomology, Workshops, Sustainability, Foods Instruction
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Yap, LeLee; Francis, Sarah L.; Shelley, Mack C., II; Montgomery, Doris; Lillehoj, Catherine J. – Journal of Extension, 2019
We identified gaps in safe food handling practices that may be placing older adults at increased risk of food-borne illness. A convenience sample of 1,019 older adults completed the Food Safety Behavior Questionnaire. Majority groups among participants were those who were female, those who were White, and those who were widowed. Participants had…
Descriptors: Older Adults, At Risk Persons, Food, Safety
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Worker, Steven M. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Effective evaluation requires the selection of appropriate methods to balance rigor and feasibility. Evaluation methods involving surveys and interviews are familiar; lesser known are methods involving the use of participant-generated artifacts. In this article, I share my process for developing an evaluation framework to assess learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Youth Programs, Robotics, Extension Education
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Stotz, Sarah; Lee, Jung Sun; Rong, Hui; Murray, Deborah – Journal of Extension, 2019
Through focus group interviews, we examined the perceptions of Extension peer nutrition educators (n = 6) and low-income adults (n = 8) regarding the feasibility of an e-learning nutrition education program, titled Food eTalk, tailored to Georgians eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). Findings indicated two…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction, Low Income Groups, Adult Education
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Whitacre, Brian – Journal of Extension, 2019
In today's society, individuals and households without reliable Internet connections are increasingly at risk of facing significant disadvantages. This article describes an Extension-led pilot project in Oklahoma centered on addressing this issue through the establishment of a hotspot lending program in four rural libraries. Through the program,…
Descriptors: Program Development, Rural Areas, Public Libraries, Library Services
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Jiles, Kristina A.; Chase, Melissa; Hosig, Kathy; Wenzel, Sophie; Schlenker, Eleanor; Rafie, Carlin – Journal of Extension, 2019
We developed a master food volunteer (MFV) continuing education program (CEP) for MFVs assisting Extension agents with a diabetes self-management program. Our development process included two phases of pilot testing. First, seasoned MFVs tested and provided formative feedback on the first iteration of the MFV CEP modules. After revising the…
Descriptors: Volunteer Training, Continuing Education, Self Management, Diabetes
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Moncloa, Fe; Diaz-Carrasco, Claudia; Hill, Russell; Erbstein, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2019
California's 4-H Youth Development Program adopted an asset-based and systematic community development approach to studying successful Latino-serving youth development programs. This effort included a scan of Latino engagement resources and Latino-serving youth development settings as well as key informant interviews. Beyond generating important…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Youth Programs, Community Development, Outreach Programs
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Hanks, R. Daniel; Baldwin, Robert F.; Leonard, Paul B.; Bee, Gillian B.; Claflin, Patrick – Journal of Extension, 2019
Landscape-scale conservation planning performed in a systematic and transparent manner is becoming more common as it is increasingly evident that ecological processes are being affected at large spatial scales. The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative undertook a 15-state landscape conservation planning project, resulting in a landscape…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Planning, Extension Education, Decision Support Systems
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Cushing, Tamara L.; Koshollek, Alanna; Cloughesy, Mike – Journal of Extension, 2019
Following a daylong symposium featuring tax-oriented presentations, attendees participated in facilitated roundtable discussions centered on identification of educational needs and challenges associated with the symposium subject matter. Participants discussed their educational needs; challenges related to local, state, and federal tax laws; and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Forestry, Extension Education, Taxes
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Das, Anindita; Das, Biswa – Journal of Extension, 2019
An increasing refugee population has led to scrutiny of the effects of refugees in the United States. One way to assess effects is through studying economic and fiscal impacts. We used an input--output framework and refugee employment and wage data to estimate the short-term economic and fiscal impacts, both indirect and induced effects, of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Economic Impact, Extension Education, Employment Level
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Johnson, Tonya; Vera, Tina Dodge; Irvin, Veronica; Elliott, Karen – Journal of Extension, 2019
Providing experiential learning opportunities within Extension for college students generates benefits for multiple parties. As two campus-based faculty and two Extension county-based faculty who have collaborated to increase public health student engagement through endeavors within Extension, we have gained perspective on this topic. We describe…
Descriptors: College Students, Experiential Learning, Extension Education, Student Participation
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Bonnett, Rebecca; Camire, Mary Ellen; Therrien, Mona; Yerxa, Kathryn – Journal of Extension, 2019
Limited data exist on the self-reported retention of core educational concepts by Maine Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) participants. We assessed the effectiveness of the program by comparing participants' responses on an EFNEP checklist completed before starting the program, immediately after the program, and 6 months after…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Food, Eating Habits
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