Strengthening Families Program for Youth 10-14 and Their Families (SFP: 10-14)
The Strengthening Families Program (SFP 10-14) is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parenting skills, and build family strengths. The program is delivered with seven sessions for parents, youth (10-14 years old), and families using realistic videos, role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects. In addition to schools and prevention agencies, other groups have successfully used the program, including churches, Native American groups, Asian families (Hmong), Hispanic groups, including non-English speaking parents, and families with mental health problems.
SFP 10-14 has been proven effective in:
Organizational/Community teams (up to 5) of behavioral health facilitators, administrators, coordinators, and community partners (e.g., education, faith-based). Three group facilitators/leaders are needed: one for the parent sessions and two for the youth sessions. A community member who knows the families to help in one-on-one outreach is suggested. Preference will be given to organizations including 3 facilitators, coordinator, and at least one community member.
Agency Implementation Requirements
The agency should expect to secure some funding for program expenses. While kept to a minimum, these can cover facilitator honoraria (if not agency staff), child care, food, incentives, transportation and materials cost. Materials for activities are about $14 per family. Trainers will provide information on several agencies that have been able to bill Medicaid for SFP 10-14 services.
Janet Brown, Master Trainer, Iowa State University
Rebecca Each, Program Coordinator, Iowa State University
Pre-work and Post-training webinar dates
Pre-work webinar: Friday, April 19, 2013 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm ET
Please review the Strengthening Families Program website for additional implementation requirements.
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