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I have not had the experience of working with families under the guise of an EPI program, however I have had many different types of family engagement within previous work in the realm of long term care. Family experiences have ranged for denial and disbelief, to outrage at the systems in place. I think the most difficult challenge I have worked with has been the family that did not have a full understanding of their loved ones disorder or process and thus lack the language or a realistic expectation regarding outcomes. Family education and supporting understanding sums this up. The other aspect of this is the family having differing views from that of the client, and then supporting the knowledge that the client is primary focus, but needs the complimentary support of the family.