Identify the interrelationship between career path decisions and individual/family life decisions throughout the family life cycle.
Identification should include
- identifying the stages of the family life cycle
- explaining ways in which each stage influences career involvement (e.g., a job that allows a parent to be home when children are not at school), career choices, and the balancing of personal and career responsibilities (e.g., a career that allows for time off to care for children or older parents)
- becoming aware of policies such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- What is FMLA, and how does it affect workers?
- Why is it valuable to understand the life cycle of a family?
- How does one’s chosen career path provide the skills needed throughout life?
- How does one communicate the needs of an individual as it relates to family changes?
- What methods of communication create understanding among family members concerning workplace and family demands?
- To be effective, how often should communication take place? Explain.
- How should the constraints and demands of family and work be approached by workplace leaders?
- What resources assist in creating harmony when life changes affect the workplace?
- How can families manage the changes brought about by the family life cycle?
- How does FMLA help families manage life-changing situations?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Families First: Balancing Family and Career
Families First: Families Today
Families First: Meet the Challenge
Families First: Parent Practice
Families First: You-Me-Us
Financial Fitness: Earning
Financial Fitness: Protecting
Financial Fitness: Saving
Financial Fitness: Spending
Power of One: A Better You
Power of One: Family Ties
Power of One: Working on Working
Student Body: The Real You
Student Body: The Resilient You
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Analyze potential effects of various career path decisions on balancing work and family.