CYFAR Self Study Learning Opportunity


The CYFAR (Children, Youth, and Families at Risk) Self Study, first introduced as a staff development experience for University of Missouri Extension faculty and their collaborators, provides an opportunity to:

  • learn about CYFAR at the national
  • learn about CYFAR in Missouri at both the state and local levels
  • locate useful CYFAR resources
  • reach low income and at risk youth and families more effectively, including Hispanic/Latino audiences

The Modules

The Self Study consists of four modules. You work through the modules at your own pace.

  • Module 1 is an introduction to the National Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative.
  • Modules 2 and 3 explore CYFAR efforts past and present in Missouri. Missouri programs targeting at risk audiences in Missouri are newly created or integrated into on-going Extension programming.
  • Module 4 examines resources for partnering with Hispanic/Latino Populations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Modules

Getting Started

Although the order in which you do the modules is your choice, we recommend that you do them in sequence to see the connection between national and state resources.

Helpful Tips

  • CYFAR and Extension are notorious for using acronyms. Here is a quick reference - you may want to print it and keep it handy.
    Acronyms (PDF)
  • If you like to keep track of your progress, you may want to print out a score sheet.
    Score Sheet (PDF)