Functioning Well

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

Our mission at 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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Relationship Insurance Part 2 of 3: Conflicts are Inevitable, but Break Ups are Optional

Healthy Complaints actually keep a relationship clean and growing. However, when out of frustration and pain, we start to Criticize or show Contempt, there is danger of a permanent break in the relationship.

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10 Minute Mental Fixer Upper - Simple Step to Reduce Stress

Study after study shows that prayer and meditation lead to a healthier emotional, spiritual, and physical life.  Just a few minutes a day can help with facing a new day or unwinding at the end of the day.

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$ Paid members only I'm in Charge - Relationship Health

The sources of our stress are all around us. There are specific people who aren’t supportive and are actually negatively impacting your life. You know who they are. They are the people by whom you feel attacked when you share a concern or need. There are organizations you need that are difficult to work with. You know which ones they are. They don’t seem to understand your needs.

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

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.

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