Strengthening Families Program

strengthening-families-300x148The Strengthening Families Program: A Family-Based Program for Youth has been recognized as an exemplary, scientifically studied curriculum by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the US Department of Education. The Strengthening Families Program is a parent, youth (ages 10-15), and family skill-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems; strengthen parenting skills; and build family strengths and communication.


Youth, ages 10 to 15, attend 7 weekly sessions with their parent or caregiver. Families share a meal together and then participate in activities, which focus on building relationships.

Some topics for adults include:

•Understanding the stresses and problems of teens.
•Deciding on rules and responsibilities.
•Learning ways to show love and support.

In addition, youth will learn skills in:

•Dealing with stress and peer pressure.
•Appreciating parents/caregivers.
•Identifying and developing their goals and dreams.

There is no charge to attend this program. Family-Child Resources is pleased to offer the Strengthening Families Program in York and Adams Counties through funding from the York/Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission.

If you are interested in learning more about the Strengthening Families Program, please call us at (717) 757-1227.