Family School Wants To Help Your Family Soar.
OUR MISSION: To Help Parents Turn Tension into Teamwork
OUR VISION: We bridge the GAP between family services, family symptoms and family systems by providing supportive educational services for families. We decrease the effect of PARENTAL STRESS on child adjustment, increase healthy CHILD ENGAGEMENT in the family and stimulate OPTIMAL PATTERNS of family functioning. We also advocate PARENTAL LEADERSHIP as a basis for fostering future leaders, DECREASING THE LOAD on society of poor child adjustment.
• We believe healthy relationships are critical for human thriving.
• We believe solid leadership brings security to the whole.
• We believe parents (and all family leaders) understand their critical role in contributing to healthy child adjustment.
• We believe that family leaders want to know how they can be their best, with maximum confidence and minimum stress.
• We believe curious, intentional observation brings critical perspective, especially during stressful times.
• We believe growth can occur in the crucible of responsible human conflict.
What we do best:
Family School is a (primarily) grant-funded psychoeducational program based on the work of Murray Bowen and Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST; Bowen, 1978). The curriculum supports parents (and all family leaders) in establishing a foundational framework that promotes optimal child development and strengthened family cohesion. By bringing its curriculum to schools, community centers, churches, libraries and other accessible community spaces, Family School provides accessible knowledge and guidance to parents invested in being their best. The well-being of the whole family system depends on the strength and organization of its leadership, and Family School helps by fortifying the parents of our future leaders.
Because Family School is funded by grants and donations, its classes are affordable to all parents. Donations are suggested, but not necessary, and scholarships cover any family leader who inquires…no questions asked.
Reference: Bowen, M. (1978). Family therapy in clinical practice. New York, NY: Jason Aronson.