The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 can help you and your children prepare for the teen years. This program is a free and fun opportunity to strengthen family communication and promote family bonding. A new seven-week cycle is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Palisades Middle School. Please register by Oct. 1.
Each session includes a family meal, free babysitting and a chance to win a weekly gift card. Classes will be held from 6-8:30pm on Wednesdays at Palisades Middle School and will continue through Nov. 19, 2014.
Fill out our online form to register or download a PDF of our registration form.
Weekly sessions include:
- Fun Family Games and Activities
- Engaging & Interactive Youth Activities
- Interaction with Other Parents
- FREE Family Meal Each Week
- FREE Childcare for Younger Siblings
- Gift Card Raffle Each Week
The first half hour of the program will be devoted to a communal dinner followed by an hour hour where teens and parents meet separately and then the final hour is dedicated to bringing parents and youth together.
Parents and caregivers will discuss a host of topics such as: the normal developmental changes in teenagers, helping teens to avoid risks and substance use, setting age appropriate limits, helping youth to understand rules and consequences, effective joint problem solving skills and ways to show love and support.
Youth will learn about and then practice making good decisions and setting goals, peer pressure resistance skills to avoid problems with drugs & alcohol, empathy and appreciation of parents/caregivers and ways to cope with stress.
Submit the form below or download our download a PDF of our registration form to mail in or fax to Nina Stephens. Call 215-536-7854 for more information.