ERIC Number: ED249368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The People Program--Parenting and Stress Education in an Industrial Setting.
The People Program is an educational effort being conducted at 20 worksites throughout Kentucky with more than 4,000 employee contacts. Part 1 of the People Program consists of a series of six 15-minute programs discussing problems experienced by parents of young children, and presented to them during their lunch break. Two main themes are stressed throughout the series: (1) selecting quality care for children while parents work and (2) strengthening parent-child relationships and making the most of their time when the family is together. Part 2 of the People Program is a series of four 15-minute sessions presented during the lunch break for employees with teenaged children. This series explores such areas as peer pressure, communication, self identity, and handling parent-teen conflicts. The success of these programs stems from the companies' recognition that these programs are feasible and not a waste of time or cost to the company, are strictly voluntary, do not interfere with productivity, are conducted in a minimum of time during the lunch break, tend to improve employee-employer relationships, and tend to reduce employee absenteeism related to child-care arrangements. Management and employee pre- and posttests and evaluation forms showed very favorable responses. Part 3 of the People Program deals with occupational stress management, and is designed for supervisory and management personnel. This newest component has also been highly rated by participants. The People Program demonstrates that industry is willing to become involved in employees' problems and that such programs are a viable means of reaching adults. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 6-10, 1984).