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Improving the Lives of Latino Families through Effective Practice and Research.
• Defining the Population: Strengths and Assets
• General Needs for Effective Support
• Cultural Competence in Working with Latino Families
• Marketing and Engagement
• Community and Environmental Considerations

Link to webinar recording

Dr. Behnke is an associate professor and human development specialist, North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Behnke is a certified family life educator through the National Council on Family Relations. He has served as a board member of the National Council on Family Relations and is a past president of the North Carolina Association for Cooperative Extension Specialists. Dr. Behnke earned his doctorate in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. He currently has a Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training project funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and another project, Child Care and Youth Training and Technical Assistant Project, supported by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Department of Defense (DoD) via the University of Nebraska. In addition, he is involved in the Triangle for Student Success (TSS) supported by Lumina Foundation and the Juntos Summer Program funded by the North Carolina 21st Century Learning Century Summer Grant. Dr. Behnke recently concluded the University Passport Project supported by NIFA, DoD and Kansas State University.