How Families Flourish, A Workbook for Family Optimization
by Daniel Trussell
How Families Flourish, A workbook for family optimization, is a compilation of over sixty years of research from brilliant social scientists who posited theories, conducted laboratory studies and pushed their findings into real world applications. I take no credit for developing any individual theories or techniques reported in this book, although I have combined them into a unique program. As a positive psychology family coach and professional counselor, I take the insights of others and provide a structure and experience that can be internalized with the families and agencies with whom I work. All the techniques, processes and information in this book are evidence based. Evidence based or best practices are processes and programs that have been used repeatedly with a similar outcome and reported in scientific literature. To qualify as an evidence based practice, the process or program is rigorously studied in real life applications to determine if similar outcomes are obtained.An evidence based practice has a rigid definition of rules of practice. It has been shown that the further one strays from the prescribed activities, the less likely participants will have an outcome similar to participants in the studies. While How Families Flourish is derivative in that it identifies and defines the concepts and outcomes of researchers; it is original in its structural components and combines multiple evidence based practices into a framework that is easy to use.