A family resource center is an important tool in empowering families. It provides a Filipino family with access to counseling and religious services. The SCREEM-RES questionnaire is a reliable and effective tool for determining the family’s resources.
Family empowerment nights build stronger communities
One of the most effective ways to engage parents is to give them a sense of ownership. It’s a two-way street. If parents feel they have control over their lives, they will be more likely to realize their dreams. The Family Empowerment Center can empower them and remove any barriers that may prevent them from becoming advocates.
A family night is a great way to get the community together in one place. Not only are the parents a little less stressed out, they are also given a chance to have fun as a group. They are also exposed and informed about community resources that might be of benefit to them. For instance, they are able to learn more about job training programs that are available in the area. Even schools are involved. In fact, they partnered with Lyft to provide a free ride to and from the event.
As the name suggests, the family night is a monthly affair. The event is held in conjunction with the Mecklenburg County Low Income Energy Assistance Program, and participants save an estimated $16,000 over the course of a year. Having these resources at your disposal in one place helps to reduce the odds of a family going without.
The name of the game is to provide families with the tools and resources to improve the quality of life in the homefront. This is done through an assortment of programs and services, including after school mentoring, child care, and summer camps. These are just a few of the many resources that can be found at any family night. Families can also look forward to free dinner on select nights. Lastly, the organization is dedicated to the education of parents and the promotion of a child-centered culture. After all, if we can’t have a healthy and happy child, then what is the point?
As with all the family night programs, there are a number of challenges. The organization’s high level support and engagement ensures that their programs are a success. While some of the programs are seasonal, many are on a monthly basis. Currently, 33 partners are participating in the 2019-2020 school year. This is a lot of people and organisations putting their money where it’s needed. Hopefully the weather will cooperate a bit more in the coming months. People who have been to the programs will tell you that they are memorable experiences. Family Empowerment Center has a dedicated team that will continue to make a positive impact on the community for many years to come.
Religious resources are important for Filipino families
The Philippines is a Christian nation in an archipelago with 7,000 islands. It is Asia’s only country that is primarily Christian. There are many other religions in the country including Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Most of the population is Malay. But there are also a large number of Chinese, Filipinos, and other ethnic groups in the Philippines. While the Philippines may seem disunited, Filipinos share many commonalities with each other.
Filipinos have a strong sense family, a tradition and good manners, as well as a sense humor. They are gregarious, friendly, and witty. Despite these traits, Filipinos can be considered nosy, gregarious, and easily offended.
The Philippine government has targeted religious workers, particularly those claiming to be communist sympathizers. This includes pastors of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), who were arrested and charged with murder in 2012. Karapatan, a group that claims to represent religious leaders, also accused the government of intimidating them. UCCP Pastor Benjie Gomez was reportedly the target of harassment, and was even arrested.
Although the country is primarily a Catholic nation, there are a large number of Protestants in the Philippines. The Bible Baptist Church, Iglesa Ni Cristo, Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Seventh-day Adventists, and Iglesa Nui Cristo are the main denominations. They share the same Catholic beliefs but have their own unique differences. Some Christians believe in a pantheon, while others believe in non-Western beliefs.
According to the Statistical Coordination Board of the Philippines, one in five families is below the poverty line. These numbers are higher in rural areas than they are in urban areas. Moreover, most Filipinos live in substandard conditions. Most of them have little or no resources to help them in terms of shelter and education. Some of the poorest households in the country are located in the Central Mindano region.
Filipinos value education. Public and private schools are attended by more than three-quarters of the population. Many young Filipinos are sent abroad to seek a better life. And they often have several godparents for their children.
The Happy Planet Index ranks the Philippines 17th among 178 countries according to a study by the New Economics Forum in Britain. Several factors, such as high poverty rates and the country’s slow economic growth, contribute to this statistic.
However, the country is a cosmopolitan society, and a number of non-Western ethnicities have had a significant influence on the culture of the Philippines. The coloration of Filipino Catholicism has been influenced by the Chinese minority. Similarly, the Philippines’ Spanish colonial past has contributed to the machismo culture that is prevalent in the country.
SCREEM-RES questionnaire is a useful and reliable instrument to assess the adequacy of family resources
If you are in the health care industry, you may have heard about the SCREEM Family Resources Survey. It is a validated and useful tool for measuring the adequacy of family resources. The instrument is based on Smilkstein’s SCREEM method of analysis. 128 families were selected from the East Coast metropolitan area of the U.S. for a cross-sectional study. This study focused on the psychosocial needs of families, especially those caring for a loved one with a chronic illness.
Family resources include economic, cultural, social, educational, and spiritual resources. These resources are essential for coping with stress, recovering from illness, and maintaining functional equilibrium. When there are not enough resources, individuals and families experience a crisis. A well-functioning family is one that has a sufficient supply of resources.
A sample of family caregivers were asked to complete the SCREEM RES questionnaire. They were then asked to assess their resources. Results revealed that 25.5% of participants had a perceived inadequacy in at least one of the resources at the beginning of the survey. They also indicated that they retained the same perspective eight weeks after discharge. At 8 weeks, the perception of medical and social inadequacy grew.
To determine which items were most relevant, an exploratory factor analysis was done on the SCREEM Family Resources Survey. Items were grouped based on their severity, and scores were collapsed into a two-point scale. Cronbach’s Alpha was used to calculate inter-item correlation and item total correlation.
As expected, the social, cultural, and religious domains formed the first factor, followed by the educational, and medical domains. Although the number of items was smaller, the overall correlation was very strong. The number of items in each domain was large. This indicates that each item had a significant effect on participants’ perceptions of the value of their resources.
A follow up study will be conducted with a heterogeneous population to determine the validity and reliability of the SCREEM-RES questionnaire. The results of this study will be presented in a subsequent paper. However, this initial study was limited by the lack of a Filipino-made data collection and evaluation instrument. Future studies will require more reliable tools to assess the family’s ability to use all resources.
The study reveals important information about the role of family resources in family recovery. Although adequate resources are most important, there are other factors that can help families recover. For example, inadequate education and communication among the family and their health care provider can be a limiting factor in caregiving.
This study is a first step towards the development of a more comprehensive model that explains how stress and resources affect family function. While these findings are positive, more research is needed to determine the best way to measure these factors. Future research should also be done to determine the best ways to use these stressors and resources. Ultimately, a more complete understanding of family resources and stressors can help doctors and other health professionals develop more effective strategies to improve patient outcomes.