Finding a Path to Employment
How does the family support our member in choosing a specific goal?
Whether or not the family “approves” of the goal that is chosen, it is very helpful for the family to lend emotional and practical support to the goal. The family may just need to ask “What can I do to help?” Sometimes the answer will be a specific request and at times the answer may be “Nothing. I can do it myself”. Either response is o.k.
The important thing is that the individual, the team of professional supporters and the family members are in harmony (on the “same page”). This helps to reduce or eliminate any unnecessary stress that might occur when supporters differ. (CCMHI)