UNH Speakers Bureau

The Vital Balance: Making Your Work Life Fit with Your Family Life


Program Description:

This is a presentation that highlights recent research about how your work life and your family life intersect. Malcolm presents both vital and practical advice for balancing your work and family life based on his recent research and his monthly column for the NH Business Review.


Malcolm Smith

In spite of giving his parents a really hard time, Malcolm has been caring for and about families for over 30 years. He is a former staff member of the renowned Menninger Foundation where he worked closely with his mentor, pioneering psychiatrist Karl Menninger, M.D., in developing education programs for adults serving abused, neglected, behaviorally challenged and adjudicated children. Malcolm also developed the Peaceful Intervention Program and Realistic Parenting, two training programs that have received national distribution. Recent research led by Dr. Smith has included the NH Child Support Guidelines Economic Review study and the NH Work and Family Life Survey. As Family Life and Family Policy Specialist for the University of New Hampshire, Malcolm provides support, service and leadership to all Cooperative Extension Programs serving New Hampshire families. He designs and implements parenting support and training curriculum and programs to improve the quality of family life in New Hampshire. Malcolm is also a member of the Department of Family Studies faculty, teaching courses in Family Policy and serves on the Department's Graduate Committee and Advocacy Committee. He is also currently serving on the New Hampshire Legislative Task Force on Work and Family. Malcolm also writes a monthly column on work and family issues for the New Hampshire Business Review. Dr. Smith has recently assisted in the founding of the Family Education Collaborative, a unique effort based in Manchester, which unites Cooperative Extension with the YWCA of Manchester, UNH Manchester, UNH Department of Family Studies and Family Support New Hampshire to make a meaningful contribution to family research and parent education In his spare time, Malcolm loves playing old time music on claw hammer banjo and the mandolin and is a fixture at local music gatherings.

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