The nationally recognized and award winning Creating Lasting Family Connections Curriculum Series is announcing the released a new curriculum addressing stress and trauma.
The NEW CLFC: Overcoming and Understanding Stress and Trauma Program (CLFC: OUST) is designed for general audiences, including late junior high and high school aged students, and both young and middle-aged adults in a variety of educational, health, mental health, judicial or work settings.
Addressing stress and trauma is a proven preventative approach to substance misuse, delinquent and violent behavior, victimization, early and inappropriate sexual activity and judicial involvement. The Creating Lasting Family Connections series includes components listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, Crime Solutions, the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, Healthy Canada, and several other evidence-based repositories and best practices lists.
The program consists of two modules that contain six separate 2-hour sessions in each module (for a total of 12 sessions.)
Module 1: Understanding Stress and Trauma, explores human growth and development, information about stress and trauma, self-regulation, and how adverse childhood and community experiences can impact our physical and emotional health. Module 1 can be implemented as a stand-alone program.
Module 2: Overcoming Stress and Trauma, engages participants in personal skill building and reflection activities that are designed to promote cognitive awareness and understanding of possible effects of trauma, the value of self-regulation, and promotes both empathy and compassion for oneself or others who may be affected by stress and/or trauma. This module includes information on how to develop a more rewarding or healthier new path for oneself and how to support others seeking to overcome some of the effects of stress and trauma. Module 2 is designed to be used only after participants have completed Module 1.
While this program may be used by therapists to structure their educational approach with those impacted by stress and trauma, the program is not intended to create and does not constitute a therapeutic relationship between the facilitators and participants. The program should not be relied upon as medical, psychological, coaching, or professional advice of any kind or nature whatsoever. Further, it is not necessary or required for a CLFC OUST Facilitator to be a therapist or counselor to share this content. Any compassionate adult who completes CLFC OUST Implementation Training and receives certification can facilitate the CLFC OUST Program.
Pricing for CLFC: OUST Materials
CLFC: OUST Curriculum Set: $299.99 (Includes 1 Trainer Manual, 20 Participant Notebooks and 1 thumb drive containing digital program materials)
CLFC: OUST Trainer Manual: $75.00 each
CLFC: OUST Participant Notebook: $15.00 each
CLFC: OUST Notebook Replacement Set: $270.00 (Includes set of 20 notebooks only)
CLFC: OUST Sampler Kit: $99.99 (Includes 1 Trainer Manual, 1 Participant Notebook, and thumb drive containing digital program materials
*Note: Additional cost for shipping (and tax, if applicable) is not included in the prices listed above.
On-site 3-Day Implementation Training for up to 18 people: $6,500. Plus Travel and Per Diem for 2 RFN Master Trainers (Materials not included.)
To order CLFC: OUST materials, Implementation Training, or for more information, please email Teresa Boyd Strader of Resilient Futures Network, LLC. (RFN) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-897-1111.
Fred Ward, Founder and Executive Director
Alfred Cleveland, Executive Assistant
3 Strands, 1 Cord is a 10-week course for married and committed couples primarily in the institutional setting. Created by Alfred & Roberta Cleveland, a couple who has endured the conditions of incarceration for nearly 25 years, this program embodies the life lessons and biblical principles that have carried them through the concrete and razor wire circumstances of prison with grace.
Compelled by the belief that love, reconciliation, redemption, and restoration can take place in any relationship, the couple set out to produce a program that will help families and couples endure and persevere through their incarceration period, as well as increase one’s general relationship skills. The Curriculum and Workbook will teach couples the following:
• how to do time together successfully
• what true love is according to biblical standards
• unique advantages to an incarcerated relationship
• how to improve friendships and relationships in general
• how to detect the little foxes that seek to destroy the relational vine
• how to handle court delays and denials
• how to overcome the negativity of family members and friends, and much, much more!
The 10-week course is designed to be taken in the prison environment by both couples (CFC). Because of particular restrictions and policies at certain institutions that may prevent couple interaction, the program is set up with an incarcerated-only model (CFI) as well.