Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

FCS Educators want to help the communities they serve live happier and healthier lives through improved health, well-being, and resiliency to life’s challenges. They provide education in:

  • Food preparation and nutrition
  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Food safety
  • Wellness
  • Home and work environment safety
  • Health literacy
  • Financial management
  • and much more! 

 

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Mental Health & Well-Being

NEW! MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST JOINS UME

Did you know that the University of Maryland Extension has recently hired a Mental and Behavioral Health Specialist to coordinate mental health programming across the state? The position is a new one within Extension and is now occupied by Alexander Chan, PhD, LMFT.  

Dr. Chan offers informal educational programs, expert consultation, and written resources designed for youth, families, and professionals of any background. Stress/anxiety management, adolescent mental health, dating violence prevention, and communication skills are a few examples of the topics he can cover for you or your group or business.

Please consider reaching out to him to discuss your group's educational needs at alexchan@umd.edu.

More Information

Alexander E. Chan, Ph.D., LMFT
Mental and Behavioral Health Specialist

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UME FCS