Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Build skills as a family

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Family talking and smiling while sitting at a table.

Learn skills to support and guide youth 10-14 years of age with our Strengthening Families Program. An evidence-based parent, youth and family program; participants build communication skills, increase family bonding, and learn to solve problems together. 

 

 

 

 

Benefits for Youth and Parents

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Instructor talking with teen at a table.

Youth learn skills for dealing with stress and peer pressure to help prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems. 

Parents and youth learn how to strengthen communication skills. Parents also learn techniques for effective discipline to help guide youth.

 

 

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Contact us

 

Cassie Odland 
Family Wellbeing and Nutrition Educator
odlandc@iastate.edu 
515-957-5794

Virginia Atwell
Family Wellbeing Educator
vatwell@iastate.edu 
515-957-5783

More info

Want to protect your children, but find it challenging? Wondering how to help your children resist peer pressure? Parents and youth will practice skills, play learning games, do family projects in highly interactive sessions to increase family bonding, build positive communication skills, and solve problems together.

Intended audience: Youth ages 10-14 and their parents/caregivers

Format: Seven 3-hour workshops