Strengthening Families Program
For Parents and Youth ages 10 - 14
- Science-based prevention program
- Six session program for parents and youth age 10 - 14
- Reduces substance abuse in youth
- Improves family communication, problem solving, and stress management skills
Strengthening families is a workshop for parents and their children ages 10 - 14, with facilitators leading sessions once a week for six weeks. While parents work with a trained facilitator for the first hour of the program each session, the youth work with facilitators in their own group. During the second hour, both parents and children come together to learn how to set limits and strengthen bonds within the family. Each session contains a variety of activities.
Strengthening Families is offered throughout Madison County and is facilitated and coordinated by BRiDGES. For information on how to bring Strengthening Families to your area or group, call BRiDGES at 697-3947.
For more information about the Iowa State University Strengthening Families Program and its research base visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sfp/
Active ParentingFor Parents of Youth ages 5-12
Do you ever wonder if there’s a better way to handle those daily parenting problems? Maybe your son dawdles around whenever it’s time to get dressed for school….or your daughter is suddenly using disrespectful language…or the children seem to forget their chores or argue every minute of the day. Or maybe you’d like to prepare now for the upcoming teen years.
Active Parenting Now can help you become more successful at parenting – the most important job of your life. In six sessions you will learn a proven approach to parenting that will lead to more harmony and happiness for you and your children.
This interactive and entertaining program uses video, activities and discussion to show you ways to raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure.
Active Parenting Now is offered to the Madison County Community and is facilitated by BRiDGES. If you would like more information about the program, or to set a program date for your parent group, call BRiDGES at 697-3947