Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) is a manualized, trauma-focused, skill-building intervention. SFCR is designed for families living in traumatic contexts with the goal of reducing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related disorders in children and adult caregivers. SFCR provides accepted, empirically supported trauma treatment within a family format.
Since most families living in traumatic contexts contend with on-going stressors and threats, SFCR is also designed to increase coping resources in children, adult caregivers, and in the family system to prevent relapse and re-exposure. SFCR builds the coping resources necessary to help families boost their sense of safety, function with stability, regulate their emotions and behaviors, and improve communication about and understanding of the traumas they have experienced. SFCR's therapeutic strategies promote contextual change within the family milieu through encouraging positive modifications in important aspects of daily life and home environment.
SFCR is an evidence-supported intervention. Results of feasibility and implementation studies of SFCR demonstrate significant and positive results.
There are two multi-family group versions of SFCR:
• Trauma Treatment (TT): The trauma treatment model is a 15-week group with closed enrollment. The treatment model is most appropriate for families who have a family member with a stress or trauma-related disorder.
• High-Risk (HR): The high-risk model is a 10-week group more appropriate for families at risk for exposure to trauma or for families who have experienced trauma but have minimal symptoms of traumatic stress. This is also a closed enrollment model.
Other SFCR models include individual family therapy and peer-to-peer group versions. For further information on these models, please contact Laurel Kiser.