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Family Group Contract


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As families re-emerge from COVID-19, uncertain, frustrating, and isolating are just a few of the words that could be used to describe what life is like in our homes and communities. During this time, bringing your families together to create an environment of positive communication will help to weather the storm. On Canyonlands Field Institute expeditions, we use Group Contracts as a tool to promote learning and help students feel confident when they are out of their comfort zones. Group Contracts establish communication norms, give us a chance to express our feelings, and serve as a key developer of social and emotional health. Here is an outline on how to create a Group Contract within your home or community: