Ethics and Explanations

Family Life believes in do no harm for clients and staff.

Creating Balance

Family Life Science Education offers affordable educational services that are ethical. FLSE protects your right to confidentiality. FLSE does not sell your information nor report any private data, with the exception of the following mandates: duty to warn, suicidal or homicidal ideations and confessions, child abuse, abuse of differently-abled persons, and elder abuse.

Theories and Approaches Defined

Character Education: character development education emphasizes core values and moral action, self-motivation and caring. Character education incorporates the development of respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: cognitive-behavioral therapy analyzes the connection between thoughts, emotions, and actions. It prioritizes internal processes over outward influence. 

Constructivist Learning: constructivist learning education highlights the role that learners have in the  construction of knowledge. The learner is primarily responsible for the learning. The educator's role is to be a judgment-free guide who assists the learner in also valuing their mistakes.  

Culturally Sensitive: culturally sensitive therapy are open to the value systems of other cultures and do not take a centric position.  

Ecological: ecological counseling works from the perspective that humans are developed and influenced by many different systems and are developing and influencing many different systems. Ecological counseling highlights the process-person-context model. 

Family Systems: family systems therapy view families as a unit and that every member of the family contributes to the helping and restraining forces in the family.  

Psychodynamic: psychodynamic therapy analyzes the conscious and unconscious thought patterns to gather insight and resolve intrapersonal conflicts. 

Rational Emotive: rational emotive therapy focuses on the development of rational thinking to achieve accurate and responsible emotional expression and behavior. 

Social Support Strategy: social support strategy education provide education in other, far-reaching ways that give people a sense of confidence and self-worth necessary to finding success in life. 

Solution-Focused: solution-focused therapy is goal-directed and addresses specific issues to achieve specific objectives. 

Strength-Based: strength-based therapy draws on internal strengths and resources to overcome weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. 

Trauma Focused: trauma focused therapy includes traumatic events as causal factors an (TF-CBT) helps people who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress after a traumatic event to return to a healthy state. 

FLSE follows the Foundational Principles of Community Psychology

Ecological Perspectives: The ability to articulate and apply multiple ecological perspectives and levels of analysis in community practice.

Empowerment: The ability to articulate and apply a collective empowerment perspective, to support communities that have been marginalized in their efforts to gain access to resources and to participate in community decision-making.

Sociocultural and Cross-Cultural Competence: The ability to value, integrate, and bridge multiple worldviews, cultures, and identities.

Community Inclusion and Partnership: The ability to promote genuine representation and respect for all community members, and act to legitimize divergent perspectives on community and social issues.

Ethical, Reflective Practice: In a process of continual ethical improvement, the ability to identify ethical issues in one’s own practice, and act to address them responsibly. To articulate how one’s own values, assumptions, and life experiences influence one’s work, and articulate the strengths and limitations of one’s own perspective. To develop and maintain professional networks for ethical consultation and support.

Community Program Development and Management

Program Development, Implementation and Management: The ability to partner with community stakeholders to plan, develop, implement and sustain programs in community settings.

Prevention and Health Promotion: The ability to articulate and implement a prevention perspective, and to implement prevention and health promotion community programs.

Community and Organizational Capacity-Building

Community Leadership and Mentoring: Leadership: The ability to enhance the capacity of individuals and groups to lead effectively, through a collaborative process of engaging, energizing and mobilizing those individuals and groups regarding an issue of shared importance.

Mentoring:  The ability to assist community members to identify personal strengths and social and structural resources that they can develop further and use to enhance empowerment, community engagement, and leadership.

Small and Large Group Processes: The ability to intervene in small and large group processes, in order to facilitate the capacity of community groups to work together productively.

Resource Development: The ability to identify and integrate use of human and material resources, including community assets and social capital.

Consultation and Organizational Development: The ability to facilitate growth of an organization’s capacity to attain its goals.

Community and Social Change

Collaboration and Coalition Development: The ability to help groups with common interests and goals to do together what they cannot do apart.

Community Development: The ability to help a community develop a vision and take actions toward becoming a healthy community.

Community Organizing and Community Advocacy: The ability to work collaboratively with community members to gain the power to improve conditions affecting their community.

Public Policy Analysis, Development and Advocacy: The ability to build and sustain effective communication and working relationships with policy makers, elected officials, and community leaders.

Community Education, Information Dissemination, and Building Public Awareness: The ability to communicate information to various segments of the public, to strengthen competencies and awareness, or for advocacy. 

Community Research

Participatory Community Research: The ability to work with community partners to plan and conduct research that meet high standards of scientific evidence that are contextually appropriate, and to communicate the findings of that research in ways that promote community capacity to pursue community goals.

Program Evaluation: The ability to partner with community/setting leaders and members to promote program improvement and program accountability to stakeholders and funders.