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Table 2 Multiple Family Group (MFG) targets, family skills, and goals

From: Strengthening mental health and research training in Sub-Saharan Africa (SMART Africa): Uganda study protocol

MFG target Empirically supported family skill MFG goals
Rules Family organization; consistent discipline Clarify rules, consequences, rewards
Responsibility Inter-connectedness; expectancies Clarify responsibilities, expectations, rewards
Relationships Family warmth; within-family support Schedule for positive family interaction
Respectful communication Family communication; family conflict Listening/ talking skills (parents/children)
Stress Parenting hassles and stress; life events Identify stressors undermining family change
Social support Social isolation Within-family and external support plan