To achieve a treatment goal(s), the FST must identify tasks that, when completed, will achieve the specific goal(s). Tasks can be specified for the family unit, an individual, Children’s Service Worker, placement provider, or other provider or resource. The FST must limit the number of tasks so as not to overwhelm the family.
Tasks of other FST members should complement the family’s tasks. They should encourage family empowerment and enhance the family’s ability to solve problems. To ensure success, family tasks should take into account the following:
- The cognitive and social abilities of the family members
- The family’s level of cooperation and motivation
- The family’s ability and willingness to use community resources and
- Practical limitations, such as transportation, employment and other responsibilities