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Evidenced Based Program for Families this September

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:

  • September 9

  • September 12

  • September 16

  • September 19

  • September 23

  • September 26

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.

Strengthening Families Program For Parents & Youth Ages 10-14