# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1100235282

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify strategies for balancing work and family roles.


Identification should include
  • use of time
  • prioritization of family and work responsibilities
  • ways to handle stress
  • health and safety issues
  • conflict resolution
  • family and work values
  • stages of the family and career life cycle.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the relationship between the family’s circumstances and work productivity?
  • Why is it important to an individual, to the family, and to the employer to balance work and family roles?
  • What factors should be considered when developing management strategies related to family? To the workplace?
  • What responsibility does an employer have for a worker’s well-being at home?
  • When is it appropriate for an employer to intervene in an employee’s personal/family life?
  • What is the relationship of community activities and responsibilities to work and family roles? How do management strategies for balancing work and family roles change as the family progresses through its life cycle?
  • When is it appropriate for an employee to communicate personal/family problems to an employer?
  • What communication skills are needed to develop strategies for balancing work and family roles?
  • How can you communicate to others the importance of balancing work and family roles?
  • What leadership techniques might be used to address and resolve conflict regarding work and family roles?
  • What skills do family members need to become leaders?
  • What criteria should be used to assess personal efforts at balancing work and family roles?
  • What management skills are needed to set priorities at work and at home?
  • What training is needed to develop management strategies for balancing work and family roles?
  • What management skills are needed to deal with issues at different stages of the family life cycle?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. planning inquiries by synthesizing information from diverse primary and secondary sources;
  2. analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
  3. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
  4. evaluating critically the quality, accuracy, and validity of information to determine misconceptions, fact and opinion, and bias;
  5. constructing informed, analytic arguments using evidence from multiple sources to introduce and support substantive and significant claims;
  6. explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events;
  7. taking knowledgeable, constructive action, individually and collaboratively, to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
  8. using a decision-making model to analyze the costs and benefits of a specific choice, considering incentives and possible consequences;
  9. applying civic virtues and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
  10. communicating conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from multiple sources and citing specific sources.

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


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


Power of One: Working on Working


STOP the Violence


Student Body: The Real You


Student Body: The Resilient You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation


Early Childhood Education




Focus on Children


Interpersonal Communications


National Programs in Action


Parliamentary Procedure


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Develop a life plan, including pathways to acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to achieve individual, family, and career goals.


Apply time management, organizational, and process skills to prioritize tasks and achieve goals.