A program designed to bring families together and create an environment with lots of love, but very definite limits. Research has shown this program to be a protective factor against substance abuse, aggression, and failure in school. This is an evidence based program and endorsed by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) and the US Department of Education.
Strengthening Families® is proven to improve parent skills including building a positive relationship with their youth, setting appropriate limits, and following through on consequences, while showing love and support for their children.
Sessions are highly interactive and include role-playing, discussion, learning games, and family projects.
Lisa Brown 307-233-4276
Strengthening Families® is proven to:
Delay the onset of adolescent substance use
Lower levels of aggression in youth
Increase the resistance to peer pressure in youth
Reduce youth conduct problems in school
Improve parent skills including building a positive relationship with their youth, setting appropriate limits, and following through on consequences, while showing love and support for their children.
Parents and youth meet in separate groups for the first hour, and together as a family during the second hour to practice skills, play games, and do family projects. Sessions are highly interactive and include role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects.
Begin the registration process now or call 307-265-7366 for more information:
***Enrollment is only complete when paperwork and payment have been received at Mercer Family Resource Center. Must be received 24hr before class.
Parents/caregivers AND children 9-14
Seven week program
5:30 – 8:00pm
Dinner is provided
Pre-registration is required
$80 fee per family includes all sessions and materials.
Upcoming class schedule:
June 3, 10, 17, 25 July 1, 8 *Participants will need to attend all 6 sessions.
Using Love and Limits
Making House Rules
Encouraging Good Behavior
Protecting Against Substance Abuse
Using Community Resources
Having Goals and Dreams
Dealing with Stress
Handling Peer Pressure I
Handling Peer Pressure II
Reaching Out to Others
Supporting Goals and Dreams
Appreciating Family Members
Using Family Meetings
Understanding Family Values
Building Family Communication
Reaching Our Goals
Putting It All Together and Graduation