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Strengthening Families

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

The Iowa Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 is a nationally recognized, science-based, best practices program developed to serve families with pre-adolescents and young adolescents.
The benefits to the community are:

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

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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

To request facilitator training or for more information about this program, email Chris Koehler, or call 360-482-2934.