Strengthening Family Coping Resources for Home Visitors (SFCR-HV) is an adaptation of SFCR, a trauma-focused, multi-family, skill-building intervention. SFCR is designed for families living in traumatic contexts. Since most families living in traumatic contexts contend with on-going stressors and threats, SFCR is designed to increase coping resources in children, adult caregivers, and in the family system to prevent relapse and re-exposure.
In the new adapted format, SFCR-HV provides an exceptional opportunity for helping parents place structure and process around their own family practices, beliefs, values, and cultural contexts and improve their protective function. We have two resources for home visitors to use when practicing SFCR – Strengthening Family Coping Resources: A Guide for Home Visitors and Strengthening Family Coping Resources: A Module for Home Visitors.
Strengthening Family Coping Resources: A Guide for Home Visitors consists of session outlines along with supporting handouts and materials. They are arranged under five conceptual headings: Family, Traditions, Routine, Safety and Connections. These sessions can be used anytime during a home visit. This guide was adapted from the “Strengthening Family Coping Resources: A Peer-to-Peer Group Intervention Manual” that was written by Laurel J. Kiser, Ph.D.
Strengthening Family Coping Resources: A Module for Home Visitors should be used as a supplement to the guide. Through the use of five video clips, you are shown a session in action. We hope that by viewing these videos, it will spark your own ideas for how to use the SFCR-HV guide during your visits with families that need help placing structure and process around family practices, beliefs, values, and protective capacities.