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Strengthening Families Program

About This Resource

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a family skills training program that involves weekly classes for children ages 3-5, 6-11, and 12-16 and their families. The program uses family systems and cognitive behavioral approaches to increase resilience and reduce risk factors. It seeks to improve family relationships, parenting skills, and youths' social and life skills. Topics in the parental section include setting rules, nurturing, monitoring compliance, and applying appropriate discipline. Youth sessions concentrate on setting goals, dealing with stress and emotions, communication skills, responsible behavior, and how to deal with peer pressure.

National Dropout Prevention Center Registry

Rating: Limited Evidence


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Family-Focused Program
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Inner City
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Tribal
  • Urban