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Family and Consumer Sciences

K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Programs transform lives through linking research and evidence based education with life experiences to help people improve their lives, their families, and their communities. Personal, family and community well being is dependent upon many kinds of knowledge and skills which are intertwined and inseparable. We provide a broad base of expertise to help solve complicated problems by teaching these essential living skills: Healthy Relationships, Healthy Living Choices, Financial Well Being, Strong Leaders, and Strong Communities.


Upcoming Programs

Curriculum Training: Strengthening Families Program 7-17

Who:    Open to all KSRE staff and agency partners with interest in working with families at their local level. Registration is capped at 30 participants.

What:   Strengthening Families 7 – 17 Program* curriculum training after which you will be a certified Family Coach for implementing the program in your communities. 

When: Monday, May 6 from 10am – 5:30pm and Tuesday, May 7, from 8:00am – 3pm.

Where: Salina K-State Polytech Campus

Cost:     $90 per individual for non-FCD PFT members (both agents and community partners.)** 

$18 for FCD PFT members – PFT funds will cover the remaining costs of what is included in the registration fee.**


Registration Link:  https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AhYQTrcs4tTpAh


Registration is now open! Register by Friday April 19 before 5:00pm.


*The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.


The FCD PFT members will be staying at the Best Western Plus Midwestern Inn & Suites located at 745 W. Schilling Rd, on the west side of Salina.  Feel free to make your lodging reservation there for the opportunity to extend our networking and connection time outside of our training days. 





Tristen Cope

Extension Agent

Family and Consumer Sciences