Strengthening Families

Program Contact: Chris Koehler, Extension Faculty
(360) 482-2934 • koehler@wsu.edu

clip_image002_001The Strengthening Families Program is designed for parents and youth 10-14 years old and is a nationally recognized, science-based, best practices program developed to serve families with pre-adolescents and young adolescents. The benefits are:

To the Community:

  • Decreased problem behaviors in teens
  • Less teen use of drugs and alcohol
  • Increased positive parenting of teens

Parents learn:

  • What to expect from their adolescent children
  • Over a dozen tools for effectively parenting teens
  • How to set limits and show love during the preteen and teen years

Youth learn:

  • How to resist peer pressure
  • How to handle angry feelings and manage stress
  • How to choose positive friends
  • Appreciation for their parents

For more information about this program, see the WSU Strengthening Families website, email Chris Koehler, Family Living Faculty, or call 360-482-2934.

Additional information regarding Family Living issues can also be obtained from: