Strengthening Families Program 10-14 Offered

Parents want to protect their children, but it’s hard. Parents are challenged to keep their children’s small setbacks, like skipping household chores or not doing homework, from leading to serious behavior problems like drug and alcohol abuse.
And, kids need skills to help them resist the peer pressure that leads to dangerous behaviors. There are more pressures now than ever before, and the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 can help prepare families for ALL of the expected and unexpected forces your child will face.
The Strengthening Families Program 10–14 is designed for parents or caregivers and their children ages 10 to 14. The goal of the program is to prevent substance abuse in youth by building youth skills and giving parents more tools to help their children become responsible young adults.
Now is the time to enroll your family in the Strengthening Families Program. Estherville Lincoln Central Community School sixth-graders and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, program which consists of attending two-hour classes. During the weekly classes, the first hour consists of the parents and children working with separate facilitators and the second hour working with each other to discuss and practice what they have learned. The program will be held on Sundays beginning February 23- March 30 with a meal served at 5pm and the program from 5:30-7:30 pm. 
The Strengthening Families Program 10-14 is free to participating families and includes supper and free childcare for siblings. To enroll or learn more call the Emmet County Extension office 712-362-3434. Deadline to enroll is February 20.
This program is supported by the Estherville PROSPER Team and funded by the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant. 
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