Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14
The Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is an evidence-based, interactive, 7-session family skill building program for parents/caregivers and their youth ages 10-14 that aims to prevent adolescent substance misuse. SFP 10-14 benefits all families, not just high-risk families, by reducing risks and building skills. During SFP 10-14 family sessions, parents and youth practice skills together that help build stronger relationship bonds and improve their communication and problem-solving abilities. The parent sessions focus on using “love and limits” to guide, nurture and effectively discipline their children. The youth sessions focus on goal setting, healthy stress management, conflict resolution, peer pressure resistance, parent/caregiver appreciation, and friendship skills. SFP 10-14 has been proven effective for delaying initiation and reducing substance use, reducing aggressive behaviors, reducing depression and increasing academic achievement.
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Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 Session Topics
Youth: Having Goals and Dreams— Identifying goals and dreams motivate, inspire, improve and help all people in attaining a future you want to achieve.
Youth: Appreciating Parents— Acknowledging parents’ stress, frustrations and difficulties helps children appreciate the things their parents do and provide them.
Youth: Dealing with Stress— Learning to identify situations that cause stress and symptoms of stress help youth cope with stress in healthy ways.
Youth: Following Rules— Everyone has rules and responsibilities, adults and young people and things go better when people follow the rules at home, school and in their community.
Youth: Dealing with Peer Pressure— Learning that tobacco, alcohol and drugs can hurt you and keep you from your future goals, youth practice skills for resisting peer pressure.
Youth: Peer Pressure and Good Friends— Youth continue to learn steps for resisting peer pressure and qualities of good friends.
Youth: Reaching Out to Others— Youth learn ways to be of service to others and interact with older teen role models.
Virtual SFP 10-14
Are you teaching the family skill building Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP: 10-14) virtually? If yes, save time and effort by using our free virtual SFP: 10-14 presentation resources to make your program run with ease and expertise.
Interested in participating in SFP 10-14?
There are PROSPER partners in many communities across Pennsylvania. Search for a PROSPER community near you to find and sign up for a local SFP 10-14.