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9/11/2019  |   1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   |  Cascade E

Protective Family Coping Resources: Exploring the Foundations of the Strengthening Families Coping Resources Model

Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) is a skill building intervention for families impacted by trauma designed to increase the family’s resilience and ability to cope with ongoing stress. SFCR includes therapeutic strategies that incorporate six protective resources that boost a family’s sense of safety, increase ability to function with stability, regulate their stress reactions, and ultimately increase the protective function of the family. SFCR is an empirically supported model for trauma treatment that addresses the way the family contributes to healing and supports joy in daily life. During this presentation, attendees will learn about the model and the ways they can boost a family’s protective coping resources.

Kami Neves (Primary Presenter), YWCA Utah, kneves@ywcautah.org;
Kami Neves received her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix. She is currently working as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and has 12 years of experience serving young children and families. Kami has championed the implementation of SFCR for six years at multiple agencies and created adaptations of SFCR for very young children. Kami became a SFCR trainer in 2015 and has trained therapists, paraprofessionals, and group facilitators to further the implementation of SFCR in trauma informed agencies. Kami continues to work with the SFCR Stewards group whose goals are 1) broader dissemination of SFCR, 2) continued adaptation of SFCR for specific populations, trauma types, or provider/community groups, 3) continued improvement of the model, training, implementation, fidelity monitoring protocols, and evaluation methods, 4) continued research on efficacy and effectiveness, and 5) discovery of and solutions to practice and policy sustainability barriers.


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