Naomi Brower

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Extension Professor / Couple and Family Relationships / Weber County Director


Naomi Brower

Contact Information

Office Location: Weber County
Phone: (801) 399-8206
Email: naomi.brower@usu.edu
Website: http://extension.usu.edu/weber

Educational Background

MS, Family and Human Development, Utah State University, 2006

Awards

Distinguished Service Award, 2019

NAE4-HA

Innovation in Programming Award--3rd Place Regional Award, 2019

NEAFCS

Innovative Youth Development Programming Award--2nd place Regional Award, 2019

NEAFCS

1st Place Distinguished Regional Team Award, 2017

ESP

3rd Place Human Development/Family Relationships Award-National, 2017

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

3rd Place Human Development/Family Relationships Award-Regional, 2017

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

1st Place Human Development/Family Relationship State Team Award, 2017

UEAFCS

1st Place Western Region Team Award, 2016

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

1st Place Western Region Team Award, 2016

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

2nd Place National Award Winner , 2016

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

2nd Place National Award Winner , 2016

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

1st Place Human Development/Family Relationship State Team Award, 2016

UEAFCS

1st Place Western Region Team Award Winner, 2015

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences

Certificate of Appreciation , 2015

The Utah Marriage Commission

Certificate of Appreciation , 2015

Utah Commission on Marriage

Human Development/Family Relationships State Team Award , 2015

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

Innovative Program Award Team State Winner , 2015

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

Marketing/Public Relations Award Team State Award , 2015

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

Visionary Leadership Award, 2014

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Iota Chaper

1st Place Human Development/Family Relationships Award, 2013

NEAFCS

3rd Place Human Development/Family Relationships Award, 2013

NEAFCS

1st Place Human Development/Family Relationships , 2013

UEAFCS

Marketing/Public Relations Award, 2013

UEAFCS

1st place western regional team award winner, 2012

National Extension Association Family and Consumer Science

1st place western regional team award winner, 2012

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

State Team Award Winner, 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Professionals

State Team Award Winner, 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

Extension Faculty of of the Year, 2012

USU Extension

Achievement of Service Award, 2011

NAE4-HA

Past President's New Professional Award, 2011

NEAFCS

Past President's New Professional Award, 2011

NEAFCS

Florence Hall Award, 2011

UEAFCS

New Professional Award, 2011

UEAFCS

State Team Award: Marriage and Relationship Strengthening Team, 2011

Epsilon Sigma Phi Iota Chapter

Diversity Individual Award, 2010

Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

Innovative Program Individual Award , 2010

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

New Educator Award, 2010

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

Early Career Service Award , 2010

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Iota Chapter


Publications | Abstracts

  • Bunnell, J.B, Brower, N., MacArthur, S., Dart, P.C, Lyons, L., Mann, C.L, (2011). "Got Dating?" 4-H Teen Winter Retreat. 4-H State Training

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

  • Davis, E., Brower, N., (2017). Making Media Work for Your Marriage.
  • Cromwell, S., Brower, N., (2013). Helping Children Understand and Manage Anger.
  • Brower, N., Wallace, J., (2013). From Time to Quality Time: Making Every Moment Count..
  • Brower, N., Darrington, J., (2012). Effective Communication Skills: Resolving Conflicts.
  • Brower, N., (2012). Healthy Conflict Management.
  • Brower, N., Stanley, K., (2012). I'm Not Stressed! Effective Stress Coping Techniques.
  • Darrington, J., Brower, N., Walker, E., (2012). Making the Most of Marriage Therapy.
  • Brower, N., Budd, D.Z, (2012). Preparing Children for a Healthy Marriage.
  • Darrington, J., Brower, N., Effective Communication Skills: I messages and beyond.
  • Brower, N., (2011). Have Fun! The Importance of Play in Couple Relationships.
  • Brower, N., Barnhill, C., (2011). Understading Autism.
  • Brower, N., Peart, K., (2010). Coping with the Loss of a Child.
  • Walker, E., Darrington, J., Brower, N., (2009). Honey I’m Home: Strengthening Your Marriage Ten Minutes at a Time. .

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

  • Brower, N., Washburn, C., Washburn, M., Richman, S., MacArthur, S., (2016). Discover 4-H Emergency Prepardness: Surviving the Zombie Apocolypse.
  • Brower, N., Washburn, C., (2016). Dating Survival.
  • Brower, N., Washburn, M., MacArthur, S., (2015). Discover 4-H Craft Beading Clubs. Utah State University Extension
  • Proctor, D.G, Brower, N., Haws, S., MacArthur, S., (2015). Discover 4-H Healthy Snacks Clubs. Utah State University Extension
  • Brower, N., MacArthur, S., (2014). Discover 4-H Cake Decorating Clubs. Utah State University 4-H
  • Washburn, C., Christensen, D., Brower, N., (2013). Marriage Survival Curriculum.
  • Christensen, D., Haws, S., Brower, N., Proctor, D.G, Lyons, L., Olsen, R., (2010). Utah Fun With Food.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Brower, N., Washburn, C., Bradford, K.P, (2018). Marriage Survival curriculum: Strengthening communities one couple at a time.. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues , 21:1, doi: https://www.theforumjournal.org/2017/01/01/marriage-survival-curriculum-strengthening-communities-one-couple-at-a-time/
  • Higginbotham, B., Hatch, D., Albertson, M.K, Brower, N., Perryman, C., (2013). Smart Child Care: Caregiver education for parents, family, friends, and neighbors. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 18:/No. 2, doi: http://ncsu.edu/ffci/
  • Brower, N., MacArthur, S., Bradford, K.P, Albrecht, C., Bunnell, J.B, Lyons, L., (2012). Effective elements for organizing a healthy relationships teen 4-H retreat. . Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 7, 64-68.

Professional Journal

  • MacArthur, S., Nelson, C., Brower, N., Memmott, M.P, Peterson, G., (2016). Discover 4-H Clubs: The Essential Resource for 4-H. Journal of Extension
  • Brower, N., Christensen, D., Washburn, C., Guy, S.M, (2012). Identifying the Needs and Wants of Couples Attending Marriage Education. Forum for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Brower, N., MacArthur, S., Bradford, K.P, Bunnell, J.B, Albrecht, C., (2012). Got Dating? Outcomes of a 4-H relationship teen retreat. Journal of Youth Development, 7:1, 118-124.
  • Brower, N., (2010). Implementing Relationship Education with Low-Income Audiences. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues
  • Mueller, M., Brower, N., (2010). Understanding Elder Abuse and How Extension Can Help Raise Awareness and Assist in Prevention. Journal of the Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 11:1, 80-90.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | MultiMedia

Audio

  • cressman, r., Brower, N., townsend, m., Northern Utah Marriage Celebration. *

Video

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Extension

    4-H Traditional Programs, 2019 - Ongoing
    4-H Afterschool & Urban Outreach, 2013 - 2020
    Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships, 2008 - 2020
    Civil Rights, 2008 - 2013
    4-H Educational Programs, 2008 - 2012
    4-H Afterschool & Urban Extension Youth Programs, 2008 - 2012
    Life Skills Classes, 2008 - 2012