The Practice of Family Life Education: Toward an Implementation Framework. By: Ballard, Sharon M. Family Relations. Jul2020, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p461-478. 18p. 1 Diagram, 1 Chart.

The practice of family life education (FLE) includes the methods and strategies that family life educators use when implementing programs, along with processes and contextual factors that influence effective program implementation. The focus of this article is on the evidence‐based practices (i.e., best practices) used in the effective delivery of FLE programs. These best practices are organized into an implementation framework designed to guide and support FLE practice and thereby improve program outcomes. The FLE Implementation Framework includes the following components: (a) program environment, (b) program participants, (c) program design and delivery, and (d) program facilitator. Best practices for each component, as well as guiding questions and evaluation strategies, are provided.