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EIU Child & Family Life Education Center


The CFLEC is sponsoring a Speaker Series for the area and EIU community with a Thursday-evening program each semester.   Topics focus on Family Life Education topics.


"EXCESSIVE Use of Force, Then and Now: A Mother of the Movement SPEAKS"

Excessive use of Force book coverFebruary 6, 5:30 pm, Booth Library 4440, Book signing to followDr. Loretta Prater

Dr. Loretta  Prater

Since the death by positional asphyxia of her  unarmed son, Lesley, in 2004, Dr. Prater has conducted research on the incidence of unarmed individuals dying while in custody of law officers.   Her family’s story and her collection of quantitative as well as qualitative data  offers insight and specific support.






“MoneySmarts:  Recognizing Teachable Moments during the Early Years”

Spring 2019 Speaker Event:  April 4 at 7 pm in Buzzard Hall Dr. Simpson

Dr. Linda Simpson


Parents are the primary influence  on their children in developing saving and spending habits.  Educating young consumers on money management is a valuable skill set that will be utilized at every stage of life. This session will provide strategies to recognize teachable moments related to saving and spending and how these moments can have a significant impact on their future.




Past Programs: 

Nov 10th, 2018

“Seven Secrets to Guidance & Discipline of Young Children”

Dr. Frances Murphy Dr. Murphy

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Child and Family Life Education Center

1102 & 1128 Buzzard Building
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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