Aspiration that a better life is possible
Creating Sustainable Family Programs
Describe , Deﬁne and Discuss
Identify Purpose, Mission of
Structures and Costs
Identify Program Structure,
Length of Time , Objectives and
Discuss and Illuminate Staff and
To Develop Evaluation Tools and
Discuss Outcome Data
To Identify the Role of Family as
What Families Want to Know
Their son or daughter will tell
them they love them again.
Their husband or wife will want
to be with them
They will go to school, get a job,
and have a life worth living
What are your Assumptions
Want to be loved
Want their loved ones to Love
Your assumptions are critical
To Charge or Not to Charge ?
Who can attend ?
How many members ofd a family
How often can they attend ?
Free or Does It Cost?
Is Cost added in to total Charge of
Always Remember Most Families
Travel to Programs
Words of Wisdom about Staff
Do Not Pathologize or Diagnose Negatively
Staff’s Training and Credentials
No Matter what the credentials Must have PASSION for working with Families
The Wounded Hearts
Secrets & Lies
MikeJim Sr Mary
Anxiety & depression
= Money Issues
Sample Family Map
died age 38
Have Staff Done Family of Origin Work?
Program Length and
3-5 Days in residence
Individualized or group
Telehealth - Zoom
I set Boundaries to
respect and protect
myself not to Offend
Family Programming Staﬀ
“I am the mirror who reﬂects back their pain, their fears their
voices. I am the inquirer who asks diﬃcult questions, who searches
for evidence and patterns. I am the companion on the journey
bringing my own story to the encounter, making possible an
interpretive collaboration, I am the audience who listens , laughs ,
weeps an applauds. I am the spider women spinning their tales.. I
am the therapist who oﬀers cathaersis support and challenge… I am
also the stage manager coordinating the intersection of three plays-
the story teller, the narrator and the readers inviting your voice to
the drama” Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
Families are taught
• About Substance
Abuse ,Process and Mental
Health Disorders and Chronic
• The part they play in the
continuation of the disease
What do you want to happen ?
Communication Skills enhanced
Families get their own help
Families go to 12 step meetings
Families form Alumni Group
What speciﬁc Behaviors
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To Contact Dr. Louise Stanger
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Strategies . NY . Routhledge.
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Stanger, L 2016. Learn to Thrive :An Intervention Guidebook (available at
Stanger, L & Roger P. 2016-present Huﬃngton Post, Thrive Global, The Sober World, Renew,
Recovery View, DB Resources, Counselor Magazine etc.
Stanger, L .& Flowers, J. 2016-present. Huﬃngton Post, Thrive Global,The Sober World.
Stanger, L & Holsomback, J. 2016-present. Huﬃngton Post, Thrive Global, The Sober World.
Stanger, L. WWW.AllaboutInterventions.com
Brown, Brene- Rising Strong . Speiegel & Grau International 2015 NYC NY
Brown, Brene, DaringGreatly. Gothom Books 2012
Lawrence Lightfoot,Sarah & Hoﬀman Jessica .TheArt and Science of
Portraiture. Joey Bass. 1997
LawrenceLightfoot, S. Respect , 1998. Press Books, Mass.
Lawrence, Lightfoot,S. I’ve Known Rivers , Penguin Publishing. Ny 1995
Lawrence, Lightfoot, S Growing Each Other Up, University of Chicago Press.
Reedy, Brad . The Journey of the Heroic Parent.2015
Pozatek, Krissy. The Parallel Process: Growing Alongside
Your Adolescent or Young Adult, 2011 Lorem Arts
Pozatek, Krissy. Brave Parenting : A Budist Inspired
Guide to Rasing Emotionally Resilent Children, 2014