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ERIC Number: EJ837855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
The Family Outreach Model: Tools for Engaging and Working with Families in Distress
Cornille, Thomas A.; Meyer, Andrea S.; Mullis, Ann K.; Mullis, Ronald L.; Boroto, Daniel
Journal of Family Social Work, v11 n2 p185-201 Jul 2008
The purpose of this article is to present a family intervention model to family service providers that builds on previous research in areas of social support and family problem solving. The Family Outreach Model provides a set of strategies for engaging and working with families in five phases of family coping at different points in time in the family's life. The strategies reflect intentional choices by family service providers about both collaborative and directive styles of therapeutic alliance and highlights ways to determine which style best fits with what specific families want and need, depending on the manner of family coping that it is using. Implications for programs and public policy are presented. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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