Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) uses a skill-building, multi-family group framework to teach constructive resources to families who have a high exposure to stress and trauma. As an intervention for high-risk families, SFCR can cause a reduction in symptoms of traumatic distress and behavior problems and help families demonstrate higher functioning. The SFCR manual is based on a systemic, family approach and uses empirically-supported trauma treatment that focuses on family ritual, storytelling, and narration, which improves communication and understanding within family members. The manual is organized into three accessible parts:
-Part 1 details the theoretical and empirical foundations of SFCR
-Part 2 focuses on implementation and the clinical guidelines for conducting SFCR
-Part 3 contains session guidelines focused on the multi-family group versions of SFCR
Each session included in the intervention is structured according to specific guidelines, and instructions provide examples of what facilitators might say to a group.