Strong Families = Strong Communities

The Strengthening Families Program is a nationally and internationally recognized, evidence-based family strengthening program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children, and improve social competencies and school performance.

The Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth is delivered over seven or fourteen weeks in parent, youth, and family sessions that are highly interactive. Sessions include role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects. Each session meets for two and a half hours and includes the following complimentary supports:

  • Family Dinner

  • Babysitting for Younger Siblings

  • Transportation (if needed)

During the first half of the session, parents and youth meet separately with facilitators to work on specific skills. During the second half, they come back together for fun activities designed to engage the whole family. Families that graduate the program receive a $100 Visa gift card.

Parent Topics

Love and Limits
Making House Rules
Encouraging Good Behavior
Using Consequences
Building Bridges
Protecting Against Substance Abuse
Getting Help for Special Family Needs

Youth Topics

Love and Limits
Having Goals and Dreams
Appreciating Parents
Dealing with Stress
Following Rules
Dealing with Peer Pressure
Peer Pressures and Good Friends
Reaching out to others

of families found the program helpful.
of families would recommend the program.
of families learned something new.

For more information contact Chanel Dupree at 201-740-7069.

For more information contact Chanel Dupree at

“I learned during this program how valuable it is to listen to my kids. I can help them make better decisions and use consequences without feeling guilty”

– Tracey

“The most valuable thing I learned during this program is how to deal with problems or future problems with bad friends. I learned how to tell my parents the truth even when it’s hard, to help them on a bad day and to follow their rules more.”

- Amaya