CT STRIVE Family Mediation

Project STRIVE (Support to Reunite, Involve and Value Each Other) is a psycho-educational intervention for reunifying families and their adolescents who have run away. Developed by Dr. Norweeta Milburn, STRIVE is a evidence-based approach to family mediation developed by ETR (Education, Training and Research), a non-profit with the University of California, Los Angeles.

Front-line service providers for homeless and unstably housed youth and young adults across the state came together for a three-day workshop to be trained in the STRIVE 5-session family mediation model.

Stay connected with your fellow STRIVE providers. Access the CT STRIVE roster here.


CT Implementation Goals & Timeline

GOAL: 5 Families in 6 months for each STRIVE mediator!

  • Provide on-going services for youth and young adults with weekly contact.
  • Participate in YETI and local CAN
  • Be available to conduct STRIVE mediation for youth and young adults entering via CAN and CAN affiliated agencies.
  • Participate in STRIVE Learning Collaborative 2 times a month for 6 months
  • Track data and share with CCEH and STRIVE providers.

Week One: Share STRIVE Project with supervisors. Mimi will be happy to assist and can be reached  at mhaley@cceh.org

Week Two: Make a list of potential families and start to gather the materials to conduct STRIVE sessions.

Week Three: Call all families to determine who is ready to start.

Week Four: Start first family sessions. Co-train with another trainer if possible.

Week Five: Start consultation calls with STRIVE. Please participate even if you have not begun using STRIVE mediation with families yet.

Please email training@cceh.org with any questions. Thank you.


Project STRIVE Google Drive

STRIVE Manual (For STRIVE Providers only)

STRIVE Handouts

STRIVE Handouts- Spanish

STRIVE Outcomes Research Paper

CAN System Overview

STRIVE Interventionist Checklist

STRIVE Family Album Cover

Setting Up Intervention Sessions & Safety Tips

Project STRIVE Thank you Letter

Phone Call Tracking Sheet

Interventionist Supply Kit List

Home-Based Services and Etiquette

Contact Record Sheet

STRIVE Completion Certificate (FOR FAMILIES)

STRIVE Tokens Print Sheet