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The following project members contributed to curriculum development and implementation.


David Schramm, Ph.D., CFLE, HRMET Project Director and Principal Investigator and Kelly Warzinik, M.S., HRMET Project Manager Human Development and Family Studies University of Missouri Extension


Ted Futris, Ph.D., CFLE, HRMET Co-Project Director and Project Evaluator Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

North Carolina

Kim Allen, Ph.D., HRMET Co-Project Director and  Andrew Behnke, Ph.D., CFLE Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension


Anthony Santiago, Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies Iowa State University Extension and Outreach


H. Wallace Goddard, Ph.D. and James Marshall, Ph.D. Family and Consumer Sciences University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

Research Assistants

Thank you to the HRMET Project Graduate Research Assistants for their support  with curriculum development and training implementation and evaluation:

Allen Barton, University of Georgia Greg Brooks, University of Missouri Jenee Duncan, University of Georgia Nick Frye, University of Missouri Adam Galovan, University of Missouri Hannah Kline, North Carolina State University Sonja Mitchell, North Carolina State University Evin Richardson, University of Georgia Donny Thurston, University of Georgia

Additional Contributors

We would also like to thank the following for their contribution to the development of the curriculum and training materials:

Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D., Auburn University Sean Brotherson, Ph.D., North Dakota State University Brian Higginbotham, Ph.D., Utah State University  Bill Reeves, University of Georgia Printing Rachel Schwarzendruber, University of Illinois Karen Shirer, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Extension Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Ph.D., Kansas State University Linda Skogrand, Ph.D., Utah State University  Angela Wiley, Ph.D., University of Illinois

And a special thank you to our state and local partners, county Extension agents, and program participants for providing feedback that helped us continue adapting and making improvements to the trainings.

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