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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Why Are Strong Families so Important?
Looking at Life From a Strengths-based Perspective
What Is a Strong Family, Anyway?
American Family Strengths Inventory©
Positive Emotional Bonds
How to Be Nice
Showing Appreciation and Affection
Teaching and Learning About Appreciation and Affection
Commitment to Each Other
The FamilyComes First
I Should Have Spent More Time at Work
Strengths-based Activities for Enhancing Commitment to Each Other
Positive Communication
Smoothing Out the Bumps in FamilyLife
Wants Are Never-ending
Listening and Speaking From the Heart
Successful Management of Stress and Crisis
A StressCheck List
Reframing the Situation
By Helping Others We Help Ourselves
Strengths-based Activities for Developing Coping Ability in the Family
Spiritual Well-being
Sacred Connections
Talking About Religion and Spiritualityin Families
The FamilyThat Eats Happily Together Stays Together
Appendix
More About Couple and Family Strengths Research
Prominent Research Efforts
Dimensions of FamilyStrength as Delineated By Prominent Researchers
The International FamilyStrengths Perspective
The International Family Strengths Perspective
American Family Strengths Inventory— for Professional Use
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Family Treasures

Family Treasures

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Families are one of society's oldest and most resilient institutions. From the beginning of human life, people have grouped themselves into families to find emotional, physical and collective support. Although in recent years social commentators have predicted the demise of both marriage and the family, they not only survive but continue to change and evolve.

Family Treasures is a tool for all different types of individuals and families to better understand the qualities of strong families: appreciation and affection, commitment, positive communication, successful management of stress and crisis, spiritual well-being and enjoyable time together. Written in conversational style, Family Treasures empowers families to assess their own strengths and to develop a plan for building upon their successes. Within each chapter are family inventories and a variety of family-tested activities that can be used to enhance the quality of the family.

"Family Treasures is one of those great resources that has strong research at its base and can be used by a variety of disciplines. The assessment tools and activities can be readily used by professionals and families to strengthen family relationships."
Linda Skogrand, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Extension Specialist
Utah State University
Families are one of society's oldest and most resilient institutions. From the beginning of human life, people have grouped themselves into families to find emotional, physical and collective support. Although in recent years social commentators have predicted the demise of both marriage and the family, they not only survive but continue to change and evolve.

Family Treasures is a tool for all different types of individuals and families to better understand the qualities of strong families: appreciation and affection, commitment, positive communication, successful management of stress and crisis, spiritual well-being and enjoyable time together. Written in conversational style, Family Treasures empowers families to assess their own strengths and to develop a plan for building upon their successes. Within each chapter are family inventories and a variety of family-tested activities that can be used to enhance the quality of the family.

"Family Treasures is one of those great resources that has strong research at its base and can be used by a variety of disciplines. The assessment tools and activities can be readily used by professionals and families to strengthen family relationships."
Linda Skogrand, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Extension Specialist
Utah State University

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