In tight budgetary times, prevention and community education programs are often the first targets on the budgetary cutting block. Documenting the effects of prevention has always been difficult. However, educating Extension advocacy networks and local budgetary decision makers is critical to help convey program value to the public and to program participants. This article challenges Family Life Extension educators to collectively arrive at some strategies to convey the value of prevention education in communities and presents two examples of ways to explain program impact.
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DeBord, K. (2005). Communicating Program Value of Family Life and Parenting Education Programs to Decision Makers. The Journal of Extension, 43(2), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss2/19