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Family Strengthening FAQs

Frequent Questions

The Family Strengthening Model is a strength-based, holistic approach to working with families that encourages a non-threatening, systems approach to resolving the issues that arise amongst relationships.

We focus on strengths and resources rather than pathology or deficits: strengths are inherent and discoverable in any family environment.

WIN Team is one the leaders using the model in our work with children and families.  All of our staff  are trained in the model, but we also welcome anyone interested to join our training sessions.  To find out when the next training session takes place, call (410) 578-8003.

Our trainings are didactic, process-oriented, and highly interactive professional development options for youth leaders, caregivers, and helping professionals.

There are seven that are foundational for this model, and they are as follows:

  1. Do not find fault with others.
  2. Live up to the power of your own discrimination.
  3. Do not look for the fruit of your actions.
  4. I will be single-pointed.
  5. Think something good.
  6. Say something good.
  7. Do something good.

No!  Everyone can learn and master the model with training and much practice.  Once you embrace it, you will find that the communication in most of your relationships will become more effective.

Communication & Intervention Skills Training, Parenting Skills Sequence, and Family Meetings are three successful tools that we use to help families.

Absolutely not!  Family meetings are primarily conducted in the home.  They are an innovative way of shaping the structure, communication, and kinship love found within all families.

There are five stages of a family meeting that are as follows:

  1. Social Stage
  2. Issue Stage
  3. Interaction Stage
  4. Restructuring Stage
  5. Closing Stage