There are several ways to create and environment of compassionate care while working with families.
- The strength of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the family. This is fundamental to achieving the greatest outcomes for the person and their family
- The extraneous variables at play and being aware/mindful of how this may affect outcome e.g., additional support from alternate family members, religious beliefs
- Hope and or expectancy – establishing realistic goal setting but also enabling hope for the person we are supporting and their family members that things can change, that skills can be taught