The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children's social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for high-risk families. Parents and children participate in SFP, both separately and together. Group Leader Manuals contain a complete lesson for every session. Parents' and children's Handouts are also provided for every session. Outcomes include increased family strengths and resilience and reduced risk factors for problem behaviors in high risk children, including behavioral problems, emotional, academic and social problems. SFP is now widely used also as a universal primary prevention intervention in schools, churches, and communities offering SFP-16 for all families, and hoping thereby to attract more high risk families. SFP builds on protective factors by improving family relationships, parenting skills, and improving the youth's social and life skills. Caring and kind facilitators in a caring environment.
Family Rules and Interaction Bullying/Staying out of Trouble
Social Skills and Listening Communication
Social Skills and Speaking Alcohol and Drugs
Creating Good Behavior Problem Solving
The Parent Game Recognizing Feeling
Dealing with Criticism Coping with Anger
Hands of Hope has reached hundreds of adults and children through the past years. They have dedicated time to families within Anne Arundel County communities and schools.
Mark D- I have been through the program several times and it has helped me and my children
Nicole M- Me and my girls loved the program. We would love to attend it again next cycle
Vashti W- I have 7 children and they all loved the program and the teachers have seen a great improvement in their attitudes in school.