January 9, 2012

Family Strengthening Events

FSE: SAVE THE DATE.

Finally Home’s Family Strengthening Event, or FSE, is a family-tested and child-approved event for any foster, kinship, or adoptive family. During each FSE the entire family walks through age-specific proven curriculum. Kids and youth have a blast at the Super Hero Academy and Teen Titans programs, parents are trained through strengths-based curriculum to encourage them to be a healthy family while practically equipping them as parents.

The Finally Home team has been working since 2008 to continually adapt this excellent resource to the specific needs of foster, kinship, and adoptive families with emerging research, trained professionals, and experienced foster, kinship, and adoptive parents. This foundational curriculum is called “Family Wellness,” a psycho-educational, research based course of study with over 30 years proven success.

What’s Included:

  • 5 hours of Marriage Enrichment and Family Strengthening Education by experienced foster/adoptive parents and counselors
  • Refreshments & Catered Family Lunch
  • Take Home Resources
  • Follow Up Connection Opportunities

Past Topics:

  • Marital team-building and communication
  • Parenting as leaders and models
  • Managing change in healthy families
  • Establishing Value Based Rules
  • Leading Family Meetings
  • Problem Solving
  • Surviving hard times
  • Different Worlds, One Family
  • The Impact of Trauma
  • Processing Foster and Adoptive Placement with your Kids

Super Hero Academy Children’s Program:

  • Interactive, character based curriculum for 0-12 yrs
  • Structured indoor play
  • Small group discussion time
  • Super Hero crafts
  • Outdoor activities
  • Trained and dedicated volunteers
  • AM and PM Snacks

Teen Titans Youth Program:

  • Interactive, character-based curriculum for teens (middle school and high school)
  • Off-site field trip
  • Small group discussion time about strength
  • Trained facilitator presents a lesson in Family Wellness
  • Trained and dedicated volunteers
  • Mentor and peer support