CooperRiis Family Education Program
The CooperRiis Family Education Program was developed in response to consistent requests from families to receive more education as well as from research findings, which indicate that the long-term efficacy of our programming could be significantly enhanced by providing this service. The Family Education process greatly improves communication, collaboration, and cohesion between resident and their family members.
The mission of CooperRiis's Family Education Curriculum is to provide a mutual education process that can be applied to each individual and their family, in order to create a more powerful recovery partnership between family members and residents.
Residents and their family members partner with the Resident's Recovery Coordinator and Therapist as a part of this process and they work as a team using the same Family Education Notebook. Family members participate via the phone, or in person when possible. Weekly sessions occur over the course of a few months to complete the curriculum.
Topics covered in the curriculum include:
- Introduction: CooperRiis Philosophy Overview, Recovery Domains, and the Role of Hope in the Recovery Process.
- Understanding Mental Health Conditions
- Common Reactions to Mental Health Conditions
- Looking at the Family as a System
- Problem Solving
- Support in Times of Crisis
- Strengthening Communication Skills
Additionally there are monthly conference calls for family members only focusing on specific recovery topics. Please contact Paula Mullenax for further information.