Families are important. So are boundaries.
Developing healthy boundaries within families.
Our families signify the origin of our personal identities, comprise our first relationships and shape our conscience. Whatever we think or do, however we express our thoughts or emotions, whenever we relate with others – our lives are shaped by, and respond to, our family dynamics.
We encourage people to reflect upon their own family – its composition (i.e., who do you consider to be a member of your family?) and the varied roles, expectations and estrangements that characterize its relationships – and to share their stories with us.
We listen. We want to understand your family experiences, since it is these stories – painful and celebratory – that guide our work.
To explore ways of helping individuals, families and communities contend with family dynamics, and to share information that helps members of families and households to be safe and sound and lead a good life.
- Center on Sibling Dynamics – exploring sibling aggressions, conflicts and friendships
- Center for Families with Animals – improving relationships with other animals and one another
- Center for the Adult Child – healing transgressions and neglect between children and parents
- Center on Cyberfamilies – privacy, respect and connections in a digital age
- “Let’s Get Through This” – a program of self-reliance and understanding for youth and parents
Family Spirals was registered in 2017 as a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation in the state of California. We are currently in the process of registering as a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS.
Meanwhile, Family Spirals is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Family Spirals must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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updated June 7, 2017