The Family Support Program provides prevention programming in local school districts and our community for families with children in elementary school, middle school, and high school. It offers a holistic family approach which includes 8-10 weekly multifamily group sessions, case management, and school to home partnerships.
The goal is to create a mutual support network for parents and youth. The program strives to strengthen the parent/youth relationship by assisting parents in leading discussions with their children about topics that affect youth today, including, but not limited to, peer pressure, healthy relationships, alcohol and substance use, as well as assisting parents with creating boundaries and limits in parenting their children. Additionally, it focuses on empowering parents by providing them information, resources, and connections with other parents.
Weekly sessions engage the entire family in shared activities such as eating together, doing activities together, and talking to one another. A trained team of professionals work with the parents to improve family cohesion, communication, and the skills needed to effectively advocate for their child. This empowers parents to be partners in the education process and links families to community resources by providing a structured environment for parents and youth to establish a network of support.