Safe, nurturing, and joyful families
give rise to a more peaceful and communal world.

Rembrandt, Untitled, c. 1656. 93 x 154 mm. Ink on paper. Collection of The British Museum.

Family Spirals® develops capacity-building programs addressing family identity, cohesion, trauma, and joy. We also plan to establish ourselves as a think tank that focuses on the impacts that local and global problems have upon families.

We are committed to supporting family experiences that are safe, meaningful, relaxed, and healthful. (Learn more about our Mission and Core Values.)

By taking an interdisciplinary approach, Family Spirals® will apply research from the social sciences, humanities, health sciences, and ecology in order to find the best solutions to family conflicts.

We address some of the most stigmatized, marginalized, and complicated issues within families, including:

  • Sibling aggression, sibling abuse, sibling rivalry and sibling revelry
  • The links between the mistreatment of pets and child/spousal/elder/sibling abuse
  • In-law conflicts
  • Technology and family connectedness
  • Tensions between parents and teens

As a capacity-building provider, we develop programs in order to provide educational trainings and resources to professionals and volunteers who work with families, as well as to families themselves. With appropriate community and institutional support, most families can manage problematic dynamics – we help to establish those supports.

As a global think tank on contemporary families, we will conduct research and make policy recommendations that reflect a holistic understanding of family dynamics.

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