What happens at Strengthening Families?
Each week the program begins with a family meal followed by separate parent and youth sessions. We end the evening by coming back together for family time. Parent breakouts include keeping and improving positive behavior, reducing stress, and other important topics. Youth and teen breakouts include communicating with parents and other adults, handling peer pressure, and other life skills. The family sessions include games and activities that help reinforce what was discussed earlier.
The program also provides child care and/or homework help for children younger or older than the program’s age range. Weekly and program completion incentives are offered. Assistance is also available for those who need transportation to and from the program.