About the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth ages 10-14

This program has been specifically designed for parents and youth ages 10-14 to:Family Problem Solving

  • Prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems
  • Strengthen communication skills between parents and youth
  • Increase youth academic achievement
  • Prevent violent and aggressive youth behavior, both at home and at school

The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 consists of:

Family Meal 1

  • 7-10 families coming together for a 2-hour session each week for 7 weeks
  • Each week typically begins with a group meal
  • Programming is led by three certified facilitators
  • The first hour consists of separate youth and parent programming
  • For the second hour youth and parents come together for family programming
  • Childcare is frequently provided for younger children

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Because each session builds upon the previous one, it is VERY IMPORTANT to attend as many sessions as possible to achieve the full benefits of this special program.