The Wayne Family Resource Network & the Extension Office are partnering to offer a wonderful hands-on and engaging program for parents with children 10-14 years. The Strengthening Families Program is FREE with
dinner served each Monday and Thursday night in September at the Urlings Building in Wayne. The dates include:
The program runs from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. each evening, with the exception of September 26 which will be a bit longer. The Strengthening Families Program is an evidence-based parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum that:
- Prevents teen substance abuse and other behavior problems
- Strengthens parent/youth communication skills
- Increases academic success in youth
- Prevents violence and aggressive behavior at home and at school
Strengthening Families Program participants say it best...
From Our Youth:
- “I learned to deal with peer pressure.”
- “I realized my parents have stress too.”
- “My parents love me.”
From Our Parents:
- “I learned to listen to my child and their feelings.”
- “I can set rules and consequences and still show love.”
- “This is the first time since my son was born that my husband and I have been on the same page.”
- “Since there was a court order for my son to do this, we both felt it was a waste of time – we were wrong!”
From Our Facilitators:
- “I firmly believe in this program. I hope the parents find the tools, skills, and strategies helpful.”
- “All families can learn from this program. Families all have needs and challenges.”“
- Our family did the program and the peer pressure steps helped them choose a great group of friends.”
The program has space for 7-10 families, which is typically one parent and one child. Register
early by calling the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at 304-272-6839 or by emailing Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent.
Want to learn more, watch the Strengthening Families Program video.