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A practical how-to guide to developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining effective family life education programs. Drawing on the best scholarship and their own years of professional experience, the authors of this thoroughly updated Third Edition begin by discussing the foundations of family life education and encourage readers to develop their own outreach philosophies. The book then helps readers learn principles and methods for reaching out to the public and how to form and use community collaborations and use principles of social marketing to promote programs.

Education for Personal Well-Being: Flourishing People Make Better Family Members
Education for Personal Well-Being: Flourishing People Make Better Family Members

Some people might wonder whether a chapter on personal well-being has a place in a book on family life education. The individual is not normally considered a family.

Yet our personal functioning has great impact on our ability to be good family members. The research is clear that a depressed parent is a less effective one (Oyserman, Mowbray, Meares, & Firminger, 2003). It is likewise obvious that a partner who is unhappy or stressed will have a harder time contributing to a couple relationship (Bodenmann, Pihet, & Kayser, 2006). A parent or child who is hostile will affect the family negatively as well (Belsky, Lerner, & ...

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