Applying coaching strategies to support youth-and family-focused extension programming

Jonathan R. Olson, Kyle R. Hawkey, Burgess Smith, Daniel F. Perkins, Lynne M. Borden

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In this article, we describe how a peer-coaching model has been applied to support community-based Extension programming through the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) initiative. We describe the general approaches to coaching that have been used to help with CYFAR program implementation, evaluation, and sustainability efforts; we discuss strategies coaches use to maintain effective relationships with CYFAR stakeholders; and we review common characteristics of effective coaches. Finally, we discuss implications that coaching strategies might have for Extension programming in general and present future directions for research and practice related to peer coaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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