Families are at home living under the same roof in a way that no one ever expected. Parents who completed the developmental phase of separating from and launching their college age and adult children, are now living together indefinitely. Old family dynamics are resurfacing and new issues are coming into play. Family of origin challenges including parent/child dynamics, sibling conflicts, triangles, coalitions, and cut offs are resurfacing and showing up in new ways. Adult children returning to the family home and living under the same roof as parents and siblings is not an expected developmental phase in the family life cycle. For many, the global crisis has triggered not only a personal family crisis but also an opportunity and willingness to address unhealed wounds and engage in family therapy as never before.Notice of Recording.
Please note that this event will be recorded. By participating in the Q&A portion, you consent to having your questions and comments recorded and to NASW making the recording available on its website and through other media, and you waive any rights you may have related to the recording.Learning Objectives:
•Help family members identify old dynamics that are currently impacting family cohesiveness and relationships
•Help each family member uncover and understand their role/contribution to the dynamic and family communication style
•Provide therapy for root cause of the issues, help family members understand where it’s coming from and provide families with tools or strategies to address issues differently in order to change the dynamic