Pregnant mother with daughter and husband outside

Supporting Strong Families

Our programs support parents and caregivers from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and life stages to raise children who thrive by helping families recognize and build upon their strengths. Our work helps families remain strong in the aftermath of divorce, be prepared for when their young children begin school, and stay connected as their children move into adolescence.  

Parenting Programs

Strengthening Families Program (SFP) 10-14

The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is an evidence-based and 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 and provides educational programs bringing caregivers and their children together in learning environments to strengthen the family unit. The program targets outcomes such as healthy parent-child communication, which reduces the risk of substance use and delinquency among youth, factors related to youth violence and cycles of poverty.

Guiding Good Choices (GGC)

Guiding Good Choices® is an evidence-based program for parents of pre-teens that emphasizes strong family bonds to stay on course toward better health and educational outcomes. Educational sessions provide caregivers information and tools to protect preteens and teens from the inevitable risks they encounter as they become more independent.

Positive Indian Parenting (PIP)

Positive Indian Parenting was designed to help parents and families remember traditional Native American teachings and to practice those teachings.  In part one of each of the eight sessions, examples of traditional practices and teachings from several different tribes are discussed.  Facilitators also share teachings from local areas and communities.  Part two of each session discusses how to apply those traditional teachings and values in today’s parenting.