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About our “Effective Family Program”


An effective family talks together to define shared values, expectations, and needs and then functions in ways that meet them. Communicating shared values, expectations, and needs is central to improving a family’s dynamics. Becoming more effective in solving and avoiding problems day by day enables living successfully independent of social services. The root cause of family dysfunction is rarely the lack of a proper “do’s and don’ts” list. Family dysfunction is rooted in incompatible values, expectations, and needs. Based on this, the Effective Family Program is designed to help parents and children to improve their lives by meeting current needs with available solutions. The Program is not a class or seminar. Most is not delivered in groups. The approach of the program is summarized as follows:
a. Work with the family to identify the root causes of current problems one at a time.
b. Use the resource material in this program to learn good methods for dealing with these specific problems one at a time.
c. Help the family define an action plan to implement solutions to the problems.
d. Help the family define methods and plans that will reduce problems and frustrations and make family life more positive.


The Effective Family Program Table of Contents

1.     Introduction to the Effective Family Program

a.     Introduction

b.     Approach

c.     Team Requirements

d.     Schedule     

2.     Solving Basic Problems in an Effective Family

3.     Improve the Mental Health and Coping of Individuals

4.     Rehabilitate and Reunite Families

a.     Domestic Violence

b.     Child Abuse and Neglect

c.     Unhealthy Partner Relationships

d.     Intervention for Batterers

e.     Protective Factors Survey

5.     Child-Parent Relationship Therapy- how to foster healthy relationships with young children.       

6.     Parental Care of Children in an Effective Family

a.     The Parent as Secure Base: Meeting the psychological and emotional needs of children

b.     The Parent as Chief Caretaker: Meeting the physical needs of children

c.     The Parent as Educator: Meeting the educational needs of children

d.     The Parent as Coordinator of Relationships with Child's School

e.     The Parent as Developer of Child’s Assets

7.     Discipline in an Effective Family

a.     What is Good and What is Bad in an Effective Family?

b.     Setting Boundaries in an Effective Family

c.     Each Family Member makes Independent Choices

d.     Each Family Member has Responsibilities

e.     Each Family Member has limits to Independent Choices

          f.      Doing the Right Things Right at the Right Time

8.     Anger Management

    1. Is Anger Excessive in your Family?
    2. Anger can Distract Children from Learning
    3. Children Learn to use Anger to Get What they Want
    4. Special Anger Management Therapy
    5. Anger as a Chemical Addiction

9.     Avoiding Substance Abuse in the Effective Family.

    1. Effective Families don’t Abuse
    2. How to Avoid Substance Abuse
    3. Effective Families make Choices Together

10.Skills Assessment and Job Goals

    1. The Employment Readiness Scale

b.     Parents’ Personal Identity or Personality

c.     The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator©, MTBI

d.     Career Analysis Form

e.     Classification of Instructional Programs

       f.      Job Search

g.     Clients transform themselves for work and community

11.Money Management in an Effective Family

    1. The Gentle Art of Saying, “No.”
    2. Starting with the Family Budget
    3. Track your spending using your household budget
    4. The Envelope System
    5. Consider a Cash Card in Lieu of an Envelope
    6. How Families Can Survive With Just One Salary
    7.  Avoid Overspending on Children

12.Household Management in an Effective Family

a.     How to Keep Your House Clean in 20 Minutes a Day

b.     5 Habits For A Clean House

c.     Beat the House Cleaning Blues

d.     How to Declutter a House

e.     6 Quick Kitchen Organizing Tips

f.      9 Ways To Put Time on your Side

g.     Organizing Your Home For Homework

h.     Beating the School Morning Madness

i.       Tips for Washing Clothes

j.       Washing Baby Clothing

k.     Removing Pet Odors

l.       The Scentless Killer - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

13.List of Helpful Organizations and Hotlines

a.     Sorted by Organization Name

b.     Sorted by Category of Service Provided