Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Intervention for Families Impacted by Trauma

1st Edition

Laurel Kiser

Published January 14, 2015
Reference - 284 Pages
ISBN 9780415729536 - CAT# Y157884

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Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) uses a skill-building, multi-family group framework to teach constructive resources to families who have a high exposure to stress and trauma. As an intervention for high-risk families, SFCR can cause a reduction in symptoms of traumatic distress and behavior problems and help families demonstrate higher functioning. The SFCR manual is based on a systemic, family approach and uses empirically-supported trauma treatment that focuses on family ritual, storytelling, and narration, which improves communication and understanding within family members. The manual is organized into three accessible parts:
• Part 1 details the theoretical and empirical foundations of SFCR
• Part 2 focuses on implementation and the clinical guidelines for conducting SFCR
• Part 3 contains session guidelines focused on the multi-family group versions of SFCR
Each session included in the intervention is structured according to specific guidelines, and instructions provide examples of what facilitators might say to a group.

Formed through the input of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and anthropologists, Strengthening Family Coping Resources will help you reduce the symptoms of traumatic stress disorders and increase coping resources in children, adult caregivers, and the family system. It also provides a novel approach to addressing co-occurring traumatic reactions in multiple family members by including developmentally appropriate skill-building activities that are reinforced with family practice. For anyone working with families in a therapeutic capacity, this manual is a must-have resource.


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