The Task Force Essay Research Paper Selkirk

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The Task Force Essay, Research Paper Selkirk Avenue Family Centre * S.A.F.C. * (temporary title for project identification) Rational Our community is made up of several cultures and within, each culture there are many families. Unfortunately there are families that have become victims of ? Domestic Violence?. There is substantial evidence, supported by research that verifies the existence of this phenomenon, and its effects on the family. Some of the resulting effects are the development of fear, mistrust, abuse, and the continuation of this inappropriate, and some times learned behavior. The existence of these traits, lead to the destruction of individuals, and families. We acknowledge the fact that there are a number of successful individual treatment process, and programs

in existence today. We also acknowledge that there are two gaps in social programming, support for children, and more services geared towards the rebuilding of the family unit. The rebuilding of the family unit is the prime objective of the S.A.F.C project. ?Family Restoration and Self-Sufficiency? Program Focus The main purpose of the program is to establish a residential resource that will make available culturally sensitive healing and treatment opportunities for family members that have grown up in dysfunctional or violent families. The goal will be to break the cycle of violence and abuse perpetrated within families. The Family Center is intended to provide families with the opportunity to understand, develop, and strengthen their relationships. Families entering the Family

Centre may be co-habitants or could be coming together for the first time after a period of separation. Relationship building will focus on family of procreation or family of origin, depending on the personal life circumstances and commitments of each member. Each member will be encouraged to develop insights about how she/he relates to others, to family members, to loved ones; the social environment, and to the community. This insight oriented way of looking into one?s own current life situation is based on healing with an emphasis on building healthy relationships, and learning how to grow and strengthen existing interpersonal relationships. The program will operate on the premise that members from families where relationships are often violent, hostile and painful – need to

understand how to avoid creating these types of relationships in their own lives. Consequently, the members, with the assistance of Elders and counselors, will be given the time and opportunity to learn how relationships work (and don?t work) and how to promote healthy ways of interacting at home and in the Community. It is our expectation that our current families, and the next generation of families (through the children), will be offered an opportunity to strengthen and enjoy a better quality of life through the programs within and linking with other existing programs within the community. Treatment Program Philosophy, Purpose and Model The Family will reside at the Family Centre in order to develop interpersonal relationship skills; to learn, grow, heal and re-attach to

social support systems (family, surrogate family, extended family, care giving family or support group). Violence within families will be dealt with from a ?relations? perspective. In effect, insight development will focus on learning about healthy relationships, and learn about why relationships become violent and abusive an about how to grow and learn their way out of destructive relationships into more healthy, open communication focused relationships. Elders or others (identified by the family) will be asked to share their wisdom and experience about relationships; (relationships with each other, with partners, with family members, relationships with the Creator, Higher Being) In effect, when a family resides at the Family Centre, interaction with the healing (natural),