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:
(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
Video-Taped Supervision to Ensure Fidelity
Often Case Review by Phone
Group + Family Therapy Together in One Continuum of Care
Group or Family Therapy but not together
Independent Research Team to Conduct Outcome Studies of Effectiveness
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)
You are Responsible to Monitor Outcomes
Specialized Task Force to Implement PLL Quickly But Effectively
Task force to meet quarterly or monthly to monitor implementation
PLL-FST (Family Systems Trauma) that works with entire family
Majority of EBM's Child-Centered
PLL- Reentry/Reintegration- Blueprint model to achieve expedited permanency for child welfare and release for juvenile justice
Majority of EBM's Outcomes for community-based alternatives, not reentry
Overview Of PLL System Of Care
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In Home (No running away)
- In School (No truancy, suspension)
- No Law Violations (2 consecutive wks)