About PLL

What Is PLL?

Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) is a recognized evidence-based Best Practice treatment model. It is one of the first programs of its kind to combine parenting management groups and family therapy into one continuum of care to quickly engage resistant parents.

CENTRAL PROBLEMS PLL ADDRESSES

Traditional treatment models do a poor job of engaging difficult parents/caregivers of out-of-control teenagers because they don't address this problem:

"Juveniles will return to future delinquent acts if their parents remain unchanged in the areas of consistent limit setting, rebuilding emotional attachments, and improved communication"

(Williams and Chang, 2000, p. 159)

  • Parent involvement and engagement is the key to permanent changes in the adolescent, yet most traditional treatment is focused primarily on the individual youth.
  • Parenting groups are essential to fill in these deficits, but most are designed for normal acting out kids. They often fall short with youth with extreme emotional or behavioral problems.
  • Therapists or service providers are typically not adequately trained to effectively engage and treat resistant parents or caregivers.

How is PLL Different?

Main Differences Between PLL and Other Evidence-Based Models

PLL (Parenting with Love and Limits®)
Other Evidence-Based Models

Video-Taped Supervision to Ensure Fidelity

 

No

Often Case Review by Phone

Group + Family Therapy Together in One Continuum of Care

 

No

Group or Family Therapy but not together

Independent Research Team to Conduct Outcome Studies of Effectiveness

 

No

You are Responsible for Studies & Cost

Web-Based Dashboard for Rapid Results

(i.e., parent engagement, lower recidivism, cost containment, fidelity, attrition, pre-post outcomes, etc)

No

You are Responsible to Monitor Outcomes

Specialized Task Force to Implement PLL Quickly But Effectively

 

No

Task force to meet quarterly or monthly to monitor implementation

PLL-FST (Family Systems Trauma) that works with entire family

 

No

Majority of EBM's Child-Centered

PLL- Reentry/Reintegration- Blueprint model to achieve expedited permanency for child welfare and release for juvenile justice

 

No

Majority of EBM's Outcomes for community-based alternatives, not reentry

Overview Of PLL System Of Care

WEEK 1: UNDERSTANDING WHY YOUR TEEN MISBEHAVES
  • Why the teen creatively uses things like substance abuse, disrespect, running away or violence to commit acts of "parent abuse" to continually defeat parents tryilang to regain control of their household.
WEEK 2: BUTTON-PUSHING + ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
  • Teaches adolescents and parents how and why button-pushing creates conflict and confrontation. Shows both adolescents and parents how to identify the top three buttons that each pushes to escalate arguments.
WEEK 3: WHY TRADITIONAL CONTRACTS FAIL AND THE ART OF NEGOTIAION + ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
  • Teaches adolescents and parents why their current contracts fail.
  • Teaches adolescents how to design their own rewards.
  • Teaches both adolescents and parents the Art of Negotiation, or "It's not what you say but how you say it."
WEEK 4: WRITING NEW CONTRACTS AND THE USE OF EMOTIONAL WARM-UPS + ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
  • Teaches parents how to write their first loophole-free contracts.
  • Teaches parents through role plays to deliver the contracts without their buttons being pushed.
  • Teaches adolescents the button buster of "Being Unpredictable" to reduce conflict and enhance the relationship.
WEEK 5: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER + ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
  • Parents will learn creative consequences to stop behaviors like (a) Extreme Disrespect (b) Running Away, (c) Alcohol and Drug Use, (d) Sexual Promiscuity, (e) Threats or Acts of Violence; (f) Threats of Suicide.
  • Teaches parents how to create a Positive Teen Report Certificate to catch their teen doing something right.
WEEK 6: RESTORING LOST NURTURANCE AND TENDERNESS + ONE-ON-ONE COACHING IF NEEDED
  • Educate adolescents and parents on Reactive Attachment Disorder and how noncompliance skyrockets.
  • Teaches how the fine line between love and dislike works and why there is a current lack of nurturance.
WEEK 7 AND BEYOND: Coaching Continues Especially for youth on probation or youth exiting residential or group homes until:
  • In Home (No running away)
  • In School (No truancy, suspension)
  • No Law Violations (2 consecutive wks)

(800) 735-9525

E-mail: jburek@gopll.com

P. O. Box 30381, Savannah, GA 31410-0381

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