Resilient Families, Inside & Out (RFIO)
Parenting is not always easy. While there is no one “right” way to parent, there are some basic, generally agreed-upon parental skills and practices known to help cultivate thriving, resilient children and families. Resilient Families, Inside & Out (RFIO) provides both practical information and skill-building activities to help parents, other adults, and their families be their best. RFIO offers parenting information and strategy sessions on Mindful Parenting (skill-full tools to cultivate optimal relationships with your kids); Mindful Living (building self awareness and resilience to stress); Communication (using responsive language); Child/Human Development (an overview to reflect on your and your children’s optimal development); Setting Limits (Discipline through offering developmentally-appropriate choices). Designed to build a person’s effectiveness as a responsive parent by building his or her understanding of oneself and others, RFIO combines parenting education with yoga and mindfulness practice. As a result, participants strengthen their understanding and abilities to skillfully respond to ever-changing important family member needs.
RFIO Mindful Parenting Curriculum Components that Support Parental Resilience.pdf (presented at National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX 2013)
Outcomes-based Evaluation Comparison of Mindful Parenting Education Intervention (presented at University of Washington’s Mindful Families, Schools & Communities: Research-to-Practice Promoting Child Well-being, Seattle, WA 2013)- available upon request
En Español: FFSFIOinfoflyer 2011espanolabril junio 2011.pdf
Campus Bulletin, & County page for WSU Spokane’s Health Sciences Program (Click on Chelan or Douglas County)