It's next to impossible to fix a problem until:
a) you know
precisely what the problem is, and
b) you have the appropriate resources to do
the job that's required.
The quizzes, surveys and tests described on this page
will help you to identify issues of important concern in your stepfamily, and
then provide you with, or point you to the specific tools, strategies and
resources you need to address and resolve them.
Many of the resources that appear below, and many of those
linked to this page, are provided as a
free service to stepfamilies visiting this site. Those where a modest scoring
fee is levied, were developed specifically for stepfamilies, and provided for the
exclusive use of the Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta by Helpmetrics--a developer of the
premium quality self-help resources.
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The Relationship Test
Unless your couple relationship is strong, it is very unlikely that your
stepfamily will succeed.
|in good shape
|in need of work, or
|at risk of breaking down.
here to complete the
The Stress Test
Many stepfamily parents report dangerously high levels of
- Complete the Stress Test to see if the
stressors in your life are adequately managed, or if they are in need of
complete the Stress Test
The Stepfamily Problem List
- Complete the Stepfamily
Problem List to see how the problems in your stepfamily compare to those in
complete the Stepfamily Problem List
The Stepparent Self Assessment
- Gauge how well you are progressing in the central aspects of the
here to complete the SSA
Stepfamily Stress Index (SSI) (Scoring Fee Applies)
Identifies the structural factors in your stepfamily that tend to generate
Evaluates the extent to which, and the ways in which these stressors are
Assesses the presence and strength of the coping resources that are
available to you to combat the stressors in your situation.
For each problem area identified, the SSI report provides you with a list
of tried and true techniques, strategies and resources you can use to address
and resolve the problems identified.
to take the SSI
Stepparent Survey (SPS)
(Scoring Fee Applies)
The Stepparent Survey is most comprehensive measure of stepfamily functioning
that is available today.
stepfamily's risk of breaking down,
compares your family to other similar stepfamilies across 15 vital areas
of stepfamily functioning,
offers specific techniques, strategies and resources to address and
resolve the problems occurring in any of these pivotal areas of stepfamily
here to take the
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