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HDFS Outreach

Complementing the outreach missions of HDFS centers are the initiatives of the HDFS Alabama Cooperative Extension team. Faculty extension specialists provide professionals and the community with a variety of research-based resources via an array of delivery formats that include training programs, research briefs and topical publications, curriculum models, and online education.

Examples include: the Alabama Community Marriage Initiative fostering healthy couple relationships and family stability; Promoting Alabama Youth Development program designed to enhance adolescents' personal and social competencies; Begin Education Early program offering educational support services and materials that meet the needs of rural and limited resource families; the Family Child Care Partnerships which assists child care providers in meeting national accreditation standards for high quality child care; and the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project dedicated to bringing educational opportunities to prisoners in Alabama.