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Strengthening Families Program 10-14


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Strengthening Families Program for caregivers and youth aged 10-14

• Learn how to talk more as a Family.
• Learn better ways to Handle Conflict.
• Learn ways to deal with Peer Pressure.
• Have a better relationship between Parents & Children.


Mount Baker Area

Program in English
April 8, 2024 – May 20, 2024
Mondays, 5:30 – 8:00pm
(Dinner 5:30pm, Class 6:00 – 8:00pm)

Mt Baker School campus
4936 Deming Road
Deming, WA 98244

Register link

Ferndale Area

Program in English
April 23, 2024 – May 28, 2024
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Mountain View Learning Center
5780 Hendrickson Avenue
Ferndale, WA 98248

Register link

Mount Baker Area

Program in English
Status: Planning
Dates: TBD

Photos of program participants

Over 7 weeks, youth and caregivers learn…
Youth Sessions Caregiver Sessions
– 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


Family Activities
These include: Supporting goals and dreams, appreciating family members, understanding family values, using family meetings, building family communication, and reaching goals.


Program contact:


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.


List of Resources 


Strengthening Families Program Brochure

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.
• Get notified of new programs starting

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:

SFP State website thumbnail

Strengthening Families Program

for caregivers and youth aged 10-14


  Program contact:

Victoria Mayers

Facilitator Training Flyer

Free Facilitator Training
May 8, 9, 10 – 2024

– An introduction to the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program
– Learn the 7-week program in a team setting
– Review the updated research
– Discuss the experiential-based curriculum with participants
– Topics include: Implementation, logistics, technology, recruitment, and retention

Chick Stevenson is a SFP 10-14 Master Trainer specialist who delivers research-based facilitator training throughout Washington State. He will deliver the training in English.

AnaMaria is an Associate Professor in the Human and Family Department Specialist program for WSU. She has been involved with SFP since 2013 and is a certified National Trainer. She will offer additional supplemental training for those wanting to facilitate in Spanish.

21 Washington State Approved Equity-Based
21 Educational Leadership Clock Hours through NWESD 189

Program is appropriate for:

• Teachers, para educators
• Coalition members
• Clergy
• SFP parent graduates
• School counselors
• School administrators
• Youth leaders, and more…

Registration link:

SFP Podcast (English & Spanish)

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“A Parent’s Perspective”

(Running time 3:34)


“Group Leaders”

(Running time 25:54)


“Parents, Group Leaders and more”

(Running time 5:10)

The following videos were recorded in Spanish, captioned in English.

“Parent Participants”

(Running time 5:02) (Recorded in Spanish, captioned in English)


“Ana, a Parent Participant”

(Running time 4:18) (Recorded in Spanish, captioned in English)


“Ignacio, a Parent Participant”

(Running time 2:31) (Recorded in Spanish, captioned in English)