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Understanding Families

This class focuses on the family unit. We will be discussing family relations, how they affect children, and how to communicate with families to have the best partnership possible.

Annie Strasser


2 Hours
0.2 CEU credits


$ 20

Included with the annual membership

Learning outcomes:

  1. Once the learner receives a report about different family units, he or she will understand how various individuals influence one another and how they impact the children they care for.
  2. At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to identify multiple ways that families influence children.
  3. After learning about how important partnering with families is, the learner will be able to distinguish different strategies of how to appropriately communicate with families.
  4. The learner will be able to illustrate many examples of how to support families in their household.

What is included?

4 Instructional Videos
2 Discussion Boards
6 Activities
4 Quizzes
1 Final Exam
1 Certificate
Meet the instructor

Annie Strasser

Hello there! My name is Annie Strasser. I attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. I love teaching children and helping others learn more about children. A lot has changed since college. I have a family of my own now. I’m married and have two daughters, one is three and the other is one. I also am pregnant with my third child. Life is great and I wouldn’t change a thing! Having a role in a child’s life is very important! Never take for granted the impact you can have on them. But helping a child to grow and nurturing them can be a big task, I have been in your shoes and I know that when we have the right education and tools it can make a big difference.
Patrick Jones - Course author