Fostering Family Wellbeing:
Tips and Strategies for Working Parents
As a working parent, it’s important to not only focus on your own wellbeing, but also the wellbeing of your family. In this training, we will discuss the importance of family wellbeing and provide strategies for supporting the wellbeing of family members.
The goal is to help working parents understand the factors that contribute to family wellbeing and provide tools and resources to help them support the wellbeing of their loved ones.
- Definition of family wellbeing and its importance
- Factors that contribute to family wellbeing, including physical health, mental health, and social connections
- Strategies for supporting the wellbeing of family members, including communication, stress management, and self-care
- Workplace policies and support for family wellbeing
- Resources for supporting family wellbeing
- Lecture and discussion
- Group exercises and role-plays
- Case studies and real-life examples
included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions
- Group exercise: Participants will work in small groups to identify the strengths and challenges of their own families and brainstorm strategies for supporting family wellbeing.
- Role-play: Participants will role-play a scenario in which a working parent is struggling to support the wellbeing of their family and will practice using the strategies learned in the session to address the issue.
(included in Half-Day and Full Day sessions)
- The Family Systems Theory: This theory suggests that families function as a system and that changes in one part of the system can affect the whole. It can be leveraged within work settings by recognizing the impact of work on family functioning and implementing strategies to support healthy family dynamics.
- The Family Stress Theory: This theory suggests that families experience stress when they face demands or challenges that exceed their resources or coping abilities. It can be leveraged within work settings by identifying the sources of stress for working families and providing support and resources to help them cope.
- The Family Resilience Framework: This framework suggests that families can be resilient in the face of stress and adversity by using positive coping strategies and building on their strengths. It can be leveraged within work settings by helping working parents identify their own strengths and teaching them positive coping strategies to support the resilience of their families.
At the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the factors that contribute to family wellbeing and will be equipped with strategies and resources to support the wellbeing of their loved ones.
Participants will be able to identify and address issues related to family wellbeing in their own lives and will be prepared to implement strategies to support the health and happiness of their families.