This article provides a brief overview of the Family-Directed Structural Assessment Tool which is a strengths-based, family-driven assessment tool that has been developed during the last 10 years. A discussion of its application in a therapeutic family camp setting, a traditional outpatient clinic, a residential treatment environment, and a child welfare setting follows. Finally, implications for strengths-based family work and current projects are addressed.
Key Take Away Points
- Readers will be introduced to the Family-Directed Structural Assessment
- Readers will gain an understanding of ways in which the assessment tool has been implemented in a variety of service provision settings
- Readers will learn about current Family-Directed Structural Assessment Tool projects
Tara McLendon is an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University and has been an integral part of the development of the Family-Directed Structural Assessment Tool during the last 10 years.
"Family-Directed Structural Assessment: Facilitating Strengths-Based Family Assessment and Engagement,"
Journal of Family Strengths:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol13/iss1/4
Responses to this Article:
Roger S. Friedman, Commentary on "Family-Directed Structural Therapy: Ten Years of Building on Family Strengths" (December 2013)