The family is one of the smallest unit of a community. The strength & unity of families will have a great impact on the strength & unity of their communities. What does it take to be a strong family? My clinical work with troubled families led me to develop attributes of a strong family, a raft to keep them afloat when the family seemed to be sinking. It was developed when I noticed that certain subjects kept coming up, week after week in my discussions with the families. I call this tool the R.A.F.T. Each letter stands for two of the attributes of a strong family. You could say they are rafts of protection to help keep your family afloat.
A funny aside was one of the possible combination of the letters – F. A. R. T. Butt (ha, ha) I chose R. A. F. T. for obvious reasons.
I will name each attribute here and then develop each one with other entries in this blog.