Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Creating Lasting Family Connections Program

  • Ted N. Strader
  • Christopher Kokoski
  • David Collins
  • Steven Shamblen
  • Patrick McKiernan
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_365-1

Name of Model

The Creating Lasting Family Connections® (CLFC) Program

Introduction

Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) is a manualized, family focused program to increase parenting skills and family-relationship skills to build the resiliency of youths aged 9–17 years, to increase alcohol and drug knowledge and attitudes, to reduce the frequency of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, and to increase family use of needed community services. CLFC is designed to be implemented through community systems such as mental health centers, churches, schools, recreation centers, and court-referred settings. There are three modules for parents and three separate modules for their children.

CLFC Program Modules for Adults

Raising Resilient Youth.Participants learn and practice effective communication skills with their families, friends, and coworkers, including listening to and validating others’ thoughts and feelings. Participants also enhance their ability to develop and implement...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Bandura, A. (1977). Social learning theory. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall.Google Scholar
  2. Beck, A. T. (1993). Cognitive therapy of substance abuse. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  3. Benard, B. (1991). Fostering resiliency in kids: Protective factors in the family, school, and community. Portland: Western Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities.Google Scholar
  4. Bordin, E. S. (1979). The generalizability of the psychoanalytic concept of the working alliance. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 16, 252–260.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Hawkins, J. D., Catalano, R. F., & Miller, J. Y. (1992). Risk and protective factors for alcohol and other drug problems in adolescence and early adulthood: Implications for substance abuse prevention. Psychological Bulletin, 112(1), 64–105.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Johnson, D. W. (1997). Reaching out: Interpersonal effectiveness and self-actualization. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.Google Scholar
  7. Johnson, K., Berbaum, M., Bryant, D., & Bucholtz, G. (1995). Evaluation of creating lasting connections: A program to prevent alcohol and other drug use among high risk youth. Final evaluation report. Louisville: Urban Research Institute.Google Scholar
  8. Johnson, K., Bryant, D. D., Collins, D. A., Noe, T. D., Strader, T. N., & Berbaum, M. (1998). Preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug use among high-risk youth by increasing family resilience. Social Work, 43(4), 297–308.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. Kolb, D. A., & Fry, R. (1975). Toward an applied theory of experiential learning. In C. Cooper (Ed.), Theories of group process. London: Wiley.Google Scholar
  10. Satir, V. (1983). Conjoint family therapy. Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books.Google Scholar
  11. Strader, T. N., & Noe, T. D. (1998a). Raising resilient youth training manual and participant notebook for the creating lasting family connections program. Louisville: Resilient Futures Network.Google Scholar
  12. Strader, T. N., & Noe, T. D. (1998b). Developing positive parental influences training manual and participant notebook for the creating lasting family connections program. Louisville: Resilient Futures Network.Google Scholar
  13. Strader, T. N., & Noe, T. D. (1998c). Developing independence and responsibility training manual and participant notebook for the creating lasting family connections program. Louisville: Resilient Futures Network.Google Scholar
  14. Strader, T. N., & Noe, T. D. (1998d). Developing a positive response training manual and participant notebook for the creating lasting family connections program. Louisville: Resilient Futures Network.Google Scholar
  15. Strader, T. N., & Stuecker, R. (2012). Creating lasting family connections®: Secrets to successful facilitation. Louisville: Resilient Futures Network, LLC.Google Scholar
  16. Strader, T. N., Noe, T. D., & Crawford-Mann, W. (1998). Getting real training manual and participant notebook for the creating lasting family connections program. Louisville: Resilient Futures Network.Google Scholar
  17. Strader, T. N., Noe, T. D., & Collins, D. (2000). Building healthy individuals, families, and communities: Creating lasting connections. New York: Kluwer/Plenum Publishers.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Strader, T. N., Kokoski, C., & Shamblen, S. R. (2013, July 25). Intersection of treatment and prevention: Prevention and recovery-informed care. SAMHSA Recovery to Practice E-Newsletter, 14. Retrieved from http://www.npnconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Strader-Kokoski-Shamblen-ENewsletter.pdf.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ted N. Strader
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christopher Kokoski
    • 1
  • David Collins
    • 3
  • Steven Shamblen
    • 3
  • Patrick McKiernan
    • 4
  1. 1.Council on Prevention and Education: Substances (COPES)LouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.CLFC National Training CenterResilient Futures NetworkLLC LouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)BeltsvilleUSA
  4. 4.University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  • Diana Semmelhack
    • 2
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA