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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

Building stronger, resilient families

WHAT IS STRENGTHENING FAMILIES?

Strengthening Families is a skills building program.  We provide families with "tools for your toolbox".
 
Caregivers, children and youth are empowered by learning about:

  • communication

  • decision making

  • stress management

  • problem solving

  • managing emotions

  • coping with anger

  • goal setting

  • building positive relationships

  • community & school involvement

WHAT TO EXPECT?

We provide a safe, inclusive space to welcome families.  The program has 14 sessions, running 3 hours one evening a week.
 
Attendance is voluntary and there is no cost to participate. 
 
We start with a meal and family activities.  There are prizes and incentives for attendance.  Transportation and babysitting are provided.
 
Every group is lead by a diverse team  consisting of peers, elders and teachers.  A dedicated counsellor is available for any participant at request. 
 
Programs are for care givers and their children aged 6-11 or youth 12-17.  Both the caregiver and child/youth must attend together.  
 
All families who complete the program will celebrate in a graduation ceremony and receive a certificate and incentives.

Example of a standard program:

5-6pm - entire family has meal and plays games

6pm-7pm - Caregiver attends caregiver session and child attends child session 

7pm-8pm - Child participant and caregiver join for a family session to practice skills learned 

*6pm-8pm - siblings of participant attend modified programming and babysitting for the evening
 

THE TEAM

Tara Switenky (Project Coordinator), Anna Dinsdale (Assistant Project Coordinator) and Lindy Thorpe (Project Support Worker) manage the Strengthening Families Program.  This includes referrals and assessments, development of programming and training of staff.  In addition, we employ a group of facilitators, elders, baby-sitters and peer mentors who are utilised weekly for family programming.  

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