Strengthening Families®

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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 a best practice 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. 


Class Details:

  • Parents/caregivers AND children 9-14

  • Seven week program

  • 5:30 – 8:00pm

  • Dinner is provided

  • Intake appointment 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