Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D., CFLE

Human Development and Family Studies

Auburn University

*Research interests include: Parenting, Families and Stress, Military Family Functioning, Physical Child Abuse, Parenting During Divorce; Stepfamily Relationships, Couple/Marriage Education

*Smart Steps is a new research-based program developed through a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension in Jefferson County, NY and the Stepfamily Association of America. The program provides a comprehensive educational base that recognizes the complexities and the interdependent nature of relationships within stepfamilies. This 12-hour program is designed to be offered as 6 two-hour sessions held once a week for parents and children ages 6-14 living in stepfamilies. Lessons are informative and interactive and involve media, discussion, and hands-on activities and exercises. Click on buttons above to see examples of the programs. Contact Francesca Adler-Baeder for more information at the following email address: