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Strengthening Families Program

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems
Children not experiencing anxiety or mood disorders, such as depression

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Child Care / Preschool
       Elementary School
       Middle School
       High School
     Type of Service
       Family Support
       Parent Education
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Mental Health
       Substance Use and Dependence
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

The Strengthening Families Program is a parenting and family skills training program that offers training sessions to both children and parents. Children's skills training sessions focus on goal setting, stress management, emotional adjustment, communication skills, responsible behavior, and peer pressure. Parents' skills training sessions concentrate on rule setting, child nurturing, monitoring compliance, and applying appropriate discipline.

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Program Reviews

The Strengthening Families Program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

Find Youth Info Program Directory

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

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