Strengthening Families Program
For Parents and Their Children Ages 10-14
REGISTER NOW! On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, A Program of Children’s Aid and Family Services, in collaboration with the Bergen Family Center, will be initiating the first session of their FREE 7-session Strengthening Families Program that will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Bergen Family Center, 44 Armory Street, Englewood, NJ. The six remaining sessions will be held on the following Tuesdays: January 14, January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18 and February 25th.
Strengthening Families is a comprehensive, family skills training designed to develop and strengthen parents’ confidence in their ability to supervise, support and communicate with their children. This program helps parents and caregivers build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits, helps youth develop skills for building a positive future, and helps families grow together and become stronger. Each two and a half hour session includes family meal time, separate group meetings for parents and children, and large group interaction among all family members participating in the program.
Each week families begin the program by eating a free dinner together. After dinner, the families break up into three groups: parents, youth, and babysitting where parenting skills and life skills are taught. Some of these topics include: parents - Love and Limits, making rules, consequences, and protecting against substance abuse and youth – speaking, listening and staying out of trouble. The families then come together and do family bonding games and activities around these topics.
The only requirement to participate in the program is that the family has a child in the 10-14 age group. To address the issue of parents having children too young to be in the program, free babysitting will be provided for children (minimum age of 2 years) who would accompany their families.
The Strengthening Families Program is a great opportunity for families. Many parents have found that this program has helped them to connect with other parents, understand their youth more, and communicate better as a family. Many of the youth have found that this program helped them to resist peer pressure, taught them about drugs and alcohol, and helped their families connect.
When families graduate from the program, they receive a $100 Visa Gift card.
With seating limited, registration is required and the deadline is January 3rd, 2020. To register, contact Jan Michael Quinit Ramos, CHES, Prevention Specialist, The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, at 201-740-7081 or email@example.com.
Attached are promotional flyers in English and Spanish.
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