Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14







A seven week evidence-based parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum proven to:

  • Delay the onset of adolescent substance use
  • Lower levels of aggression in youth
  • Increase the resistance to peer pressure in youth
  • Reduce youth conduct problems in school
  • Improve parent skills including building a positive relationship with their youth, setting appropriate limits, and following through on consequences, while showing love and support for their children





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Making a difference…

The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 has made a difference in thousands of families in all 50 states and in over 25 countries.

Parents want to protect their children, but it’s challenging. Youth need skills to help them resist the peer pressure that leads to risky behaviors. Research shows that protective parenting improves family relationships and decreases the level of family conflict, contributing to lower levels of substance use. 

Program benefits

  • A research study conducted by the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute found a return of $9.60 for every dollar spent implementing the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.
  • Schools are better places to learn, employers have less distracted employees, substance abuse treatment needs are reduced, and people have less involvement with law enforcement.
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