Over seven weeks, families learn communication skills, stress management tools, and ways to connect. Families will meet once a week for 2 hours to connect and learn together. Meetings will be conducted over Zoom with trained facilitators. A phone or computer with a camera is required, however prior experience with Zoom is not. You will receive an email with further information after you complete registration.
Over 7 weeks, youth and caregivers learn…
|– Having Goals and Dreams
– Appreciating Parents
– Dealing with Stress
– Following Rules
– Dealing with Peer Pressure
– Peer Pressure and Good Friends
– Reaching out to Others
|– Practicing Love and Limits
– Making House Rules
– Encouraging Good Behavior
– Using Consequences
– Building Bridges
– Protecting against Substance Use
– Accessing Community Resources
These include: Supporting goals and dreams, appreciating family members, understanding family values, using family meetings, building family communication, and reaching goals.
Program contact: Kate Foster – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: This program is intended for any family seeking to guide youth and teach children the skills to avoid peer pressure and deal with stress. It is not a remedial program.
Strengthening Families Program Brochure:
English Version (pdf) • Spanish Version (pdf)
The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 Years (SFP) 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.
• 7-week program
• Once a week; typically 5:30 pm – 8 pm
• Dinner is provided for the family
• Pre-registration is required.
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Whatcom County families have been participating in the program since 2002. Current programs are being offered in both English and Spanish.
For detailed information on the program, please go to our statewide SFP website: http://sfp.wsu.edu