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ERIC Number: ED230860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Preparation for Mid-Life Challenges: The Role of Family Life Educators.
Fruit, Dorothy
This paper describes a pilot program developed to discover the concerns of the middle-aged and to begin education, training, and group sharing about this phase of the family life cycle. A brief literature review examining particular concerns of middle-aged adults is presented, and the question of whether middle age is a time of crisis or transition is explored. The development of the pilot program, led by a family life educator and others from such areas as nursing, health education, and counseling, is described. A one-night workshop is described which included panel and small-group discussions, and the use of questionnaires designed to elicit information about participants' present concerns and suggestions for future programs. Key results of the quesitonnaire are summarized in the areas of career concerns, time, older relatives, and family relationships. Recommondations are offered for future development of research, support groups, and outreach programs for the middle-aged. The questionnaire on mid-life challenges and a table of results are included. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Washington, DC, October 13-16, 1982).