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.
The Strengthening Families Program 10–14
can help. It 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.
The program consists of seven sessions that help:
• parents build on their strengths in showing
love and setting limits,
• youth develop skills in handling peer
pressure and building a positive future, and
• families grow together.
The Strengthening Families Program 10–14 helps families reduce risk factors that:
• expose youth to dangerous situations,
• contribute to dramatic increases in substance
use and antisocial activities.