“Families can be involved and compliant without being engaged. Engagement is about motivating and empowering families to recognize their own needs, strengths, and resources and to take an active role in changing things for the better. Engagement is what keeps families working in the long and sometimes slow process of positive change.” Sue Steib 2004 www.cwla.org/programs/r2p/cvarticlesef0409.htm
When conflict has been longstanding with youth and families, engaging them in family counselling can be challenging. The PDF’s provided contain useful tips on how to engage youth and family members in the counselling process and can be useful in a variety of contexts.
Youth Engagement PDF