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Building Family Bridges got its start in 1993 with a
three year grant from the Colorado Department of JJDP - Juvenile Justice
Since that time it has been evolving into a unique program which helps
families begin a process toward authentic, open communication where mutual
respect and empathy are experienced by all family members. It assists
families to collectively and individually identify and begin to solve
issues affecting the quality of their family life.
& How to Achieve It
family members express their truest thoughts and feelings without
fear of repercussion? Will
they be heard with empathy?
& How to Resolve It
conflict viewed as a normal part of family development, and most
importantly, are conflicts resolved with win/win solutions?
patterns of behavior that do not work noticed and replaced?
& How to Manage It
is defined as the ability (and permission) to initiate change for
the betterment of oneself or one's family.
is the power structure within the family? How do family members
access that structure?
each family member truly become and be themselves while still retaining
a sense of belonging in the family?
Myers-Briggs Type Inventory is utilized for family members to better
understand similarities, differences, and unique contributions to
Quotes on Parenting & Family Life
parent consciously requires that we engage in an inner work on ourselves
as well as in the outer work of nurturing and caring for our children."
- Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
must clear a path to the strength and energy at the core of family
life...which will challenge each of us to face the truth about ourselves,
and to find the courage to protect, nurture, and revitalize the
families we so cherish."
- Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia & The Shelter
of Each Other, Rebuilding Families
Favorite Web Site for Parenting:
Before becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1993, Jacquelyn founded two
nonprofit agencies addressing the needs of the primary caregiver and their
families. One of these agencies is the LaPlata Family Resource Center in Durango, Colorado. She has been in private practice and now focuses her time writing
and developing LifeWorks, her counseling, coaching & training business
which focuses on families, Highly Sensitive People and cultural diversity issues. Jacquelyn has worked with parenting and
family concerns since 1983, and has worked with Highly Sensitive People since 1999, offering HSP Gathering Retreats, counseling and coaching. Much of her work is done via retreats, phone and internet, although she does has a local office in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She and her husband Steve are the proud parents of two sons born in 1980 and 1983.
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