12.5 Take home messages


Take home messages

  • Families can be a great resource and provide much support
  • A strengths perspective focuses upon the strengths and resilience of a family member, rather than their weaknesses or flaws
  • Taking a strengths perspective will change how staff view a family member’s situation
  • Listening to a family member and understanding their feelings and experiences will help staff to respond with empathy and work effectively with both a client and their wider family support system
  • Staying neutral is very important!
  • Staff should seek specialist help for family members when it is required

Angela (1 min 24 sec)

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