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THE FAMILY SOLUTION FINDER INTRODUCTION BOOKLET

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It's About the Family ......

 INSIDE THE "FAMILY SOLUTION FINDER LEARNING CENTERS,  YOU HAVE ALL THE CONTENT NEEDED TO SET- UP AND RUN YOUR FIRST COMMUNITY FAMILY LEARNING SESSION. YOU CAN DO IT THI S WEEK.

1. What if...  The flow of a family's Journey in substance use disorder was known by the family members in advance of the issue being presented, and they had the solution already defined, a plan of action on how to respond already determined, and a network in place of people and organizations to call for each of the 32 likely isues.  Your Family Solution Finder Learning Center Seminars are  built for  each of the 32 key stress issues family members will possibly face along their entire journey.  This is a game  changer and you can provide it to your community through a Family Solution Finder Learning Centers, easy to set up, incredabilty impactful when its delivered to your community.  

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It's here; we offer a Study Guide and Workbook with video's, power point presentations, meeting agenda and handouts, practical exercises and clinical papers on each of the 32 learning seminars that cover the families  entire journey. All the issues the family will face will be the knowledge they have before it happens in their journey?  There are four levels of Family Solution FInder Learning Centers to choose from. The Family Solution Finder Learning Center provides access to this learning.    Everything you will need to set up a learning center with content lasting 2.5 years of monthly meetings is provided. Free....$$$


2. What if...  They could identify how to define an issue, how the issue impacts their family, how to prepare for the issue, who is here to help the family and what to expect as a possible outcome.  This will allow them to identify a  family solution to any issue they face?  

It's here: we offer the family members a tool to breakdown an issue into understandable parts. Our solution finder model:  The Family Transformational Response Model (F.T.R.). 


3. What if...  The family had a best process model that takes their solution and develops it into a family values-based family decision making tool? 

It's here; The Family Value-Based Decision Making Model.  Family Value-Based Decision Making Model. 

 

4. What if... The community and local providers had a clear understanding of the family members issues?  To learn the 12 core competency issues.  

It's here; The Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminar. This has 12 core competency issues as individual 1.5hrs. seminars for providers, service organization, Govt Agencies to teach their internal staff about the family journey. From this everyone will have better understanding of the family members who are the first line in supporting recovery, to serve these family members needs from a deeper place of understanding of the challenges they are facing. This will strenghten outcomes, improve continuity of care and reduce stigma. 


5. What if.. Each family member could attend a faith organization monthly ministry meeting with other families to learn about their journey as a family with substance use disorder, Where they can develop their spiritual faith practices and have a resource referral network to help them find support services as their needs change in this journey?   

It's here: Invest in the Family Ministry. This is a turn-key model in both protestant and catholic editions to offer their congregation a Ministry (not a just a support group), for family members on a journey with substance use disorders. 


6. What if... The family could enroll in a Chronic Disease Management program for substance use disorders, lasting 5 years to cover the initial timeline of successful recover with services and outcomes management plan of care.  By treating this disease as we manage other chronic medical conditions, we will provide the needed medical, behavioral and addiction services in a structure outside the acute care setting, for better long-term recovery.

It's Coming. The Abacus, Chronic Disease Management Model.  This model will integrate the services of alternate site health care into the home for effective management of the client in achieving 5 years of abstinence.  Home Healthcare Agency visits, Digital Healthcare Management programs, Virtual Group Therapy Sessions, Artificial Intelligence feeds, These are all combine towards leveraging a new healthcare delivery system designed for excellence, using what is currently in the market, only with chronic disease management as its foundation.   We are developing a new healthcare delivery system: Alternate Site Healthcare Consortium (A.S.H.C.) to be designed to meet the needs of efficiently managing the long term care in substance use disorders.  (under development, September, 2023)


Can we agree... The key to EMPOWERMENT for the family is thru shared knowledge.  


For this reason, a Family Solution Finder Learning Centers can provide to their community a half day conference "Addiction & Family Empowerment Conferences" .  This template can be provided by your learning center to your community. Bringing both family and community providers together to understand and share ideas of what works best for our families. 


STAY CONNECTED WITH US: If you want to learn more... Take a moment to sign up and become a "Friends of our Family" . It is free but the impact is significant.   Register here: Friends of the Family. Receive valuable information about all the above topics and discounts on our conferences, seminars and books. 

CALL US AND WE WILL REGISTER YOU, SET YOU UP TO START A LEARNING CENTER IN YOUR COMMUNITY: 440.385.7605.


FAMILY EMPOWERMENT


Family Empowerment happens when the members  take ownership over an issue, Our role is to help them learn about each step in their journey, provide them tools to address these issues and meet them in the community at each step of the way. 

 

GET EDUCATED,   GET ORGANIZED,    GET NETWORKED   =  EMPOWERMENT





A letter to the family

One needs to consider that there are five key areas for the family members in the Substance Use Disorders journey  to embrace as being manageable (under your control). The First Area: is the ability to communicate. This is first because it is the most critical aspect to the family’s survival through this long journey. The Second Area: is learning what the disease is and how it will progress. The Third Area: is each family member must take a role to play and have ownership of that roles responsibility. The Fourth Area: using a standard model in making decisions, over the next few years the family will make many decisions. The Fifth Area: The family’s willingness to share in the spirit of God.

The Substance Use Disorders creates a special kind of spiritual journey for the individual, the primary caregiver and the other family members. If I had it my way, you would move the fifth area to the first place and the first area to the second place. The family would trust in the Lord in all matters of this journey. They would communicate their faith with each other in their “trust and belief”. They would learn more about their faith as it applies to this journey and make decisions from the understanding that God is in charge, that He loves us all, and that He will not harm us. The Lords hand is gentle, and it is He who has the final word.

I say this now, because in the end, each family member will look back and see this journey as their own spiritual development. You will grow in both spirit and soul. This is what happens when you give all of yourself to someone else in their suffering. That in fact, your loved one with a Substance Use Disorder is playing out their act of self to you in the sharing of their spirit and soul through their decline in this disease. They reach for the help which they do not understand. They do this in such a way so you can help them and learn with them. The caregiver thereby becomes a “Carepartner” in that they are both one, together in this journey. This is a time of a great honor and privilege, to experience the closeness of God in one that you both love and treasure. It is from within our struggle when God’s face shines the greatest for us to experience in His forgiveness and love. This is the forgiveness’ and love that we share with each other, first given to us free of judgement and condemnation.

The family spirit as a whole can evolve during this experience. As a family their focus is on the spirit and soul of their loved one with this brain disease. In providing care and working with each other, it can draw everyone into a united bond with the one they love and care for as they journey through the substance use disorder. In this journey, God’s hand is on all members of the family.

It is in part that because this disease shrinks the brains ability to think, we are frightened and pull away. And although it takes away their ability to communicate and process thoughts, their soul and spirit are still there. The brain is what we use to identify ourselves as a person. Therefore, it is the ability to express their personhood (their ego and awareness of self) that is being distorted, not the personhood itself. This leaves only their spirit and soul with some ability of capacity to change. Because we share in this Substance Use Disorders journey with our loved one, all that we can experience is what their spirit and soul provides us. The behavior belongs to the disease not the family and not their loved one. As we become one with them as their carepartner, (looking past the addiction behavior) we also share with them our soul and spirit. Therefore, I say that Substance Use Disorders is a journey across Spiritual Pathways, a journey of Mind, Body and Soul, for each member in the family to experience and grow.

My prayers are with you all. You’re Brother in Christ, Roy P. Poillon

Homeostasis 

Homeostasis is the family’s natural way of seeking balance. The family understands (knowingly or not) their goal, to help each other in life and to keep the family as a system "in-balance". When a family members' behavior becomes disruptive to the family unit, it causes imbalance in their roles and relationships. As the family responds to this undesired behavior, it compensates by making adjustments. The greater the behavior, the greater the required adjustments. An example of a family would be; take a family of four, two parents two children. Suddenly one child starts to present addiction behavior. This draws the attention from both parents, absorbing their time and resources. The second child is left on their own while years of attention, stress and worrying become the norm. From a development standpoint, the second child has been emotionally and in many ways physical abandon. The family system is out of its order and it will likely take therapy sessions to bring the family members back into alignment. This is taught in Part 1 Seminar #3 of the study guide and workbook. A 1.5 hr session with learning video reviews the different types of family therapy to empower the family in seeking the care they need by educating them on what to ask for, who to ask and what to expect as the outcome. This learning becomes their Family Empowerment. 

Find the best practices to support your family

Our Product: Best of the Cities Best Practices. Packaging the professional clinical and non clinical services provided; so a family can easily access these areas which are designed to meet their needs.  Often the problem is to know where to go and once there what to ask for and what to expect. Best of the Cities Best Practices identifies all 88 counties best practices in addressing the family members needs for support in substance use disorders.  The family is now networked into their community services. 

Learn your entire journey in advance. Empower the family with Knowledge

Our Product: The Family Solution Finder, Learning tracks for family on a journey with substance use disorder. The family members learn what are the  12 key issues faced in this journey, with insights from experts to guide their family members. There are over 30 learning seminars, each is self administrated at home or in a group. You do not need to have knowledge of the topic prior to presenting this content. The library of seminars covers the family members entire journey with substance use disorders. Then family member is now knowledgeable in their response-ability.

Managed any issue that presents. Use the F.T.R. model

Our Product: Family Transformation Response Model, Learn how to use the Family Transformational response (F.T.R.) model to address any of the 12 issues a family faces in their journey with addiction. The solution often sits inside a better understanding of the problem.  The family now has a tool to breakdown any issue they face and make a strong decision in how to best move forward. 

Child Resilience Program for Middle School's 

Preventure Program for middle school personality identification for coping skills.

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It is a disease of the brain, let's provide services that treats it like a chronic disease.

Our Product: The Abacus, Chronic Disease Management in Substance Use Disorder is an "Alternate Site of Care" model that delivers services after Acute Care IOP treatment center discharge. The admit to "The Abacus" covers the timeline, post discharge for five years to increase outcomes of successful life long abstinence.  The goal is to significantly decrease relapses by staying with the patient, providing them services that work inside the known best practice of the alternate site of care industry (Home Healthcare) . The model includes Primary Care, Mental Health, Addiction Counseling, Faith Group outreach, Community Services and other specialty groups both clinical and non clinical.  it is outcomes based. 


The Invest in the Family Ministry

Our Product: Invest in the Family Ministry, A universal model that offers strategy, structure and process for a faith organizations to provide meaningful outreach to their congregation families on a journey with substance use disorder.  The family members can go to their place of faith practice and start a substance use disorder family ministry. 

Get your Family into Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) it can reduce relapse up to 59%. 

Your family can make a huge difference in relapse.

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If only someone had told me this in advance......

Addiction impacts the entire family system. 


Where to go for help

That all depends

Knowing the issue you are facing, empowers a family to seek the right level of help and assistance. 

The journey is also about making changes. Everything Changes. 

One step at a time

There are 5 steps in Change. Know them and determine which one is yours.