MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR Family, Marital and Life Skills
Family, Marital and Life Skills programs are designed to enhance personal and family skills for work and home, reduce marriage/family conflict, and develop attitudes and capabilities that support the adoption of healthy, recovery-oriented behaviors and healthy re-engagement with the community.
Family, Marital and Life Skills Services
The goal of Family, Marital and Life Skills services is that through advocacy, teaching, role modeling, educational, social service and groups, clients and consumers in recovery will find and adopt the various tools they’ll need to become productive members of society. Family, Marital and Life Skills activities may include activities that are culturally, spiritually or gender specific
Programs seeking approval for Family, Marital and Life Skills programs shall meet the following requirements:
Family, Marital and Life Skills activities for recovering individuals may be provided on an individual basis or group setting and shall consist of one or more of the following objectives:
promotion of structured leisure and recreational activities.
restoration and celebration of traditional family events and rituals.
support and promotion of healthy parent-child engagement;
provide the structure, through skills and knowledge development, to support stabilization in the family and to assist the entire family in making changes that support the recovery of the client and all members of the family;
help to engage the client’s family in treatment and enhance their understanding of the treatment and recovery process in order to assist the primary client in working toward treatment or recovery goals, or both.