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NCJ Number: 118981 Find in a Library
Title: Building Blocks to Strengthen Families
Author(s): C Anderson
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Illusion Theater Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet is designed to help families work through personal problems and prevent family violence.
Abstract: Healthy families know strength does not mean physical power or control over another person; strength comes from cooperating, communicating, accepting, and supporting each other. The building blocks to strengthen families are communication, support, equal value, trust, respect, humor, time together, rituals and traditions, affirmations, creative problem-solving, clear values and rules, flexibility, balance of power, nonviolent discipline, nurturing, healthy sexuality, and outside help. All these skills are essential to help families find alternatives to violence. Credits and resources listed.
Main Term(s): Environmental mediation
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention training; Family counseling; Family crisis training
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