Strengthening Families/ Fortaleciendo Familias

Program Contact: Meilana Charles
(360) 337-7157 x6271 •

The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 Years is a nationally recognized curriculum that provides parent, youth and family education. The model is designed to be delivered in local communities for groups of 7-12 families. Educational programs that bring parents and their children together in learning environments strengthen entire families.


For youth ages 10-14 and their parents/caregivers

Strengthening Families Brochure (English)

Para jóvenes de 10 a 14 años y sus padres

Forteleciendo Familias Programa Folleto (en Español)

Graduating Family

Quotes from youth who have completed the program:

“I didn’t realize how much my Mom cared about me.”

“I learned that my parents are fun to be with.”

“I learned what to say if someone is trying to get you in trouble.”


Quotes from parents/caregivers who have completed the program

“I wish I could have attended when my two older kids were still at home. We benefited so very much.”

“It was fun and moved along quickly.”

“(the most helpful tools I learned about were) spending quality time together, setting limits and following through”


  • Families attend orientation night
  • Classes run for seven weeks
  • Parents and youth attend together
  • Dinner is served each week
  • Child care is provided
  • Classes are free of charge

To learn about the Kitsap County Family Living Program, contact our office (360) 337-7157 x6271

Kitsap Community Resources

Kitsap Community Resource’s Parenting Place is a program offering a full spectrum of services designed to build strong families in Kitsap County. Classes for parents and children build on existing strengths using the Developmental Assets Model. Website