Strengthening Families®

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.


Class Facilitator:

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.


Class Structure:

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.

Class Details:

  • 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 Parenting Class Schedule:


Basic Topics:

Parent:

  • Using Love and Limits

  • Making House Rules

  • Encouraging Good Behavior

  • Using Consequences

  • Building Bridges

  • Protecting Against Substance Abuse

  • Using Community Resources

Youth:

  • Having Goals and Dreams

  • Appreciating Parents

  • Dealing with Stress

  • Following Rules

  • Handling Peer Pressure I

  • Handling Peer Pressure II

  • Reaching Out to Others

Family:

  • 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