Welcoming Communities How to Help Families Feel Safe in an Unsafe World: Suggestions for Parents, Teachers, and Community Leaders

At a time when numerous immigrant residents of our communities feel unwelcome or under siege by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and in great fear that a family member may be removed from the US or when they struggle with the trauma experienced already during their immigration journey, the crucial question for us as a welcoming community is:

How are we to act as therapists, teachers, neighbors, caregivers, or, above all, as parents of children who feel unsafe, or as leaders responsible for civil or religious communities that look to us for reassurance?

Balancing individual Self-determination and relational Engagement.

Reflections on the challenge for young adults to reconcile the need for self-determination and individuation with the equally crucial need for relational engagement with others. A "Kaleidoscopic" view on family relational patterns.

Addiction is a Family and Community Event

Many of us are deeply affected by the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman (46) on Sunday, February 2, apparently from an overdose of heroin. His mother, his long-term partner and their three young children are “devastated”. Hoffman had spoken candidly about his decades long struggle with addiction during an interview in 2006.

Categories for Human Anguish? DSM 5: The New Inventory of Mental Illness

People who look for a consultation with a member of Princeton Family Institute engage in a relational process that is at the same time simple and profound. Parents who worry about a child, the partner in a couple who is confused and disappointed about the couple’s life together or an individual in distress or pain begin a conversation with a fellow human being who is listening.