Take Out Activity: Using your new communication skills at home

Before moving to other activities, give out the “Using your new communication skills at home” handout which provides a list and description of all RECIPE (communication) components as well as a home assignment for family members to do together. It involves writing out examples of how they are actually using (or intending to use) RECIPE skills at home.

Handout: “Take Out” Activity: Using Your New Communication Skills at Home 


General Objective:

  • Participants will continue to discuss, explore, and apply the RECIPE components in their day-to-day lives.

Specific Objective:

Participant will be able to:

  • Describe 1–2 instances when they have used the RECIPE skills at home.


Family members should use the handout to write down how they are using/practicing/ intending to use the RECIPE communication skills at home.

When participants return for future activities of the FRIDGE program, ask them to be prepared to share their new communication experiences with other program participants.