Strengthening Families Program
By Miriam Rodriguez and Carlos Reyes
The Strengthening Families Program is a fourteen-week evidenced-based enrichment program that aims at improving parenting skills, family life skills, and children’s social skills. The program is available to families inclusive of parents and children ages 6-17. Each session is an hour and a half long. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish. SFP touches on a variety of topics such as: learning positive interactions, how to manage common child behavior problems, effective communication skills, effective discipline, and overall improving parents/child relationships.
Strengthening Families Program is proud to present the latest graduating classes that completed the program in May 2017. There were a total of 23 English-speaking parents, and 31 Spanish-speaking parents with a total of 84 children serviced!
“Although our family did not want to attend the class at the beginning, towards the end we liked it. We met people and we learned a lot, not only from the instructor, but also from
listening to the other parents, and their different situations.” -Parent
“I have changed by the ways I approach situations and
always trying to be as clear as possible with [my daughter]. She is a lot more calm and has a lot more patience as well. Always thanking her for certain behaviors or explain-ing certain problems to her as detailed as I can makes her act different.” – Parent