Term Family Life Education
Code PH-6200.2000
Definition Programs that offer educational workshops that cover a range of family-living issues and help participants develop the knowledge and skills they will need to better handle life transitions and crises, improve overall self-esteem, promote growth, strengthen coping mechanisms and avert situations that can lead to family dysfunction. Topics may include parenting and step parenting skills, human growth and development over a life span, the physiological and psychological aspects of human sexuality, communication skills, couple and family relations, stress management, intergenerational issues, elder care, family and community relations, family and work relations, the impact of money and time management on daily family life, personal development, self-discovery and self-motivation. Family life education programs are offered by a wide variety of organizations including social and community service agencies, hospitals, schools and after-school programs, employee assistance programs or wellness programs in business organizations, learning centers and religious institutions.
Created 12/14/04
Changed 5/4/10
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See Also References Money Management (DM)
Parenting Education (PH-6100)
Stress Management (PH-6200.8400)
External Classification Terms Family Community Support (ACH H-01)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Personal Enrichment (NPC P05.19)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Family Life Education Program", Advocate Health Care website, http://www.advocatehealth.com/system/services/outpatient/fam-edu.html

“Family Life Education Programs”, Children’s Home Society of Florida website, http://www.chsfl.org/servdisp.php?Main=Services&firstSub=HealthyFamilies&secondSub=FamilyLifeEducation NOTE: this program description is no longer available.

"Family Life Education Substance Areas", Bredehoft, D., & Cassidy, D. (Eds). (1995). College and University Curriculum Guidelines to Family Life Education Curriculum Guidelines, pp. 12-14). Minnesota: National Council on Family Relations. http://ncfr.com/pdf/cfle_cert/FLE_Substance_Areas.pdf

“What is Family Life Education?”, National Council on Family Relations website, http://www.ncfr.org/cfle/c_certification.htm

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