Teaching Family Model
The Teaching-Family Model is an evidenced-based model of care. The model emphasizes the positive teaching of functional skills and behaviors. It uses a 4:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions, which research proves as the ideal motivational formula.
Methodist Family Health is the ONLY organization in Arkansas that utilizes the Teaching-Family Model.
All residential and inpatient treatment programs of Methodist Family Health use the framework of the Teaching-Family Model, an evidenced-based model of care that has been extensively researched. The Teaching-Family Model is a controlled, fully integrated approach to providing personal, effective treatment to its individuals, families and children.
The Teaching-Family Model places a high priority on forming therapeutic bonds with its practitioners, for family-style relationships are essential to healthy development of interpersonal and social skills.
Some common elements of the Teaching-Family Model include:
- Self-determination — stressing individual ownership of actions and responsibility for the outcome of those actions.
- Relationships — mutual trust and respect help the progress of high quality, individualized services.
- Teaching systems — take a strengths-based perspective to encourage supportive teaching of functional behaviors and skills.
- Family-sensitive approach — we recognize the value of family to the client. We encourage delivering services in a family-aware environment.
The Teaching-Family Model has received acclaim from numerous agencies and reviewing entities.
- The American Psychological Association selected it as a model program in service delivery in child and family mental health.
- The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention identified it as possessing a program characteristic closely connected with the reduction of re-offense rates of serious offenders.
- The U.S. Surgeon General listed it as one of two models conducive to learning social and psychological skills.
- The Juvenile Forensic Evaluation Resource Center identified it as a successful community systems-based program with evidence-based practices relating to conduct disorders in children.
All programs are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Methodist Family Health is a member of The Teaching-Family Association.
Methodist Family Health is the only Teaching Family Association certified site in Arkansas. Methodist Behavioral Hospital in Maumelle is the only Teaching-Family Association certified hospital in the world.