Family life practitioners are increasingly being called upon to help families meet work-life challenges. This article describes the grassroots beginnings, program development, and formative evaluation findings for 1 module of a Cooperative Extension work-life management program. Although the curriculum module is based on theory and research, it emphasizes practical strategies. A total of 101 employed parents participated. An intervention group received the curriculum and materials, whereas a comparison group did not. Pretest and posttest comparisons provide initial support for the success of the curriculum in encouraging effective work-life management practices among employed parents. Directions for further program revision and evaluation are discussed.
- Program development
- Work and family
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)