SPIRITT helps families to build their capacity for resilience – the ability to manage and bounce back from all types of challenges – by teaching problem solving skills, relationship building with family members, and knowing when and how to seek help. SPIRITT helps families to build their capacity for resilience by teaching problem solving skills, relationship building with family members and knowing when and how to seek help.
Families are often unaware of the cause of a child’s behavior or delayed development and how to respond. SPIRITT promotes positive relationships through early identification and assistance for both parents and children to effectively self-regulate their behavior and communicate their feelings.
SPIRITT educates parents about children’s developmental stages and what expectations are appropriate for children’s behavior at each age. This helps change negative parenting patterns they may have been learned in childhood – helping prevent, or break, the cycle of child abuse.
Many families struggle to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. SPIRITT offers resources to families in times of need – particularly in times of crisis – which provides some sense of family stability and alleviates barriers to further treatment and support.