Bringing Partnership Home: A Model of Family Transformation

Julie De Azevedo Hanks
2015 Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies  
Eisler's cultural transformation theory suggests that the global crises we face can be addressed only through movement to a partnership model of social organization. Drawing on cultural transformation theory and systems theory, a partnership model of family organization (PMFO) is outlined as a practical framework to guide families toward partnership relations. Eight components of PMFO are presented and expanded on as a path toward furthering familial and societal transformation. The eight
more » ... of a PMFO are: 1) cooperative adult leadership, 2) connecting orientation, 3) caretaking emphasis, 4) collaborative roles and rules, 5) celebration of unique contributions, 6) compassionate communication, 7) conscious language use, and 8) collection and creation of partnership stories. Finally, specific strategies of application of the PMFO will be discussed.
doi:10.24926/ijps.v2i1.100 fatcat:5ivvp7dnivby3jgby7cfymu73u