Functioning Well

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Functioning Well – every family member doing a job they are capable of

Our mission at FamilyEQ.us is to equip families to function as a championship team. In championship teams, every team member has a job to do, and they are trained to do their job with all their heart, focus, and personal skills.

Families that have a member with special needs may need to do jobs they have never done before for the care of the family member, and, even more importantly, for the care of each other. When families are functioning well the responsibility of meeting the needs of the member with special needs is shared to others beyond the primary caregiver.

A great solution to this dilemma happens when every family member adjusts their family responsibilities to assist the primary caregiver. Friends and extended family members find their role in this team-focused process.

The FamilyEQ Resource Builder®reflective assessment and family report helps guide the entire family and support system in the adjustments needed to better care for one another, in addition to the family member who has special needs. This tool identifies family problem solving skills, resilience factors, household organization and caregiver health, and family strengths & resources as areas important to improving functioning wellness.

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Supporting a Loved One Who is Grieving

Being with people who are grieving can be difficult because we really want to say and do the ‘right thing’ but are anxious about making a mistake. There are many ways to add to their pain and not many ways to relieve it. Showing our love and care for those we are close to is […]

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New Member Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How much time will it take to complete the FamilyEQ Resource Builder reflective-assessment? A: If you stay focused on the reflective assessment task, it should take from 10 – 20 minutes to complete.  If you feel you need to take a break, or just want to consider your answers to any of the areas, […]

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Be an Encourager, not a Discourager for Families with Special Needs

Be an Encourager . . . What can each one of us do to help a family with a child who has special needs? During our year-long, ethnographic research process families in the study shared with us those specific things which encourage them – create positive energy and feelings that mean so much. Consider how […]

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How to Have Respectful Disagreements

Learning how to work through disagreements is essential to developing healthy, up-building relationships and working cooperatively to accomplish worthy goals.  For the past 47 years I have been working with individuals and families who are in conflict. Some conflict is good, necessary, and growth producing. Conflict comes from an inability of two or more people […]

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