Families and Chronic Illness

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Module Objectives

Through this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the multi-faceted domains of development (individual and family) surrounding a child battling a chronic illness
  • Utilize strategies and interventions, congruent with your training and experiences as a Home-Based Family Therapist (HBFT), to help affected families maintain healthy relationships
  • Identify and implement HBFT strategies for working with the family in collaboration with a medical treatment team.
  • Help the affected family understand their changing roles through the course of the family member’s illness (especially during the first two phases—crises and early chronic)