North Davis Communities That Care coalition has chosen evidence-based programs to help increase protective factors and reduce the risk factors that lead to both youth substance use and mental health problems. One of these programs is called Strengthening Families. This program is designed to help parents and kids develop happier family relationships by learning how to show love while setting limits and how to listen to your child.
This class is offered in North Davis through our parent organization, Davis Behavioral Health. Strengthening Families is a FREE class for parents and youth ages 10-14. Families meet once a week for seven weeks, for two-and-a-half hours each session. In an attempt to reduce as many barriers as possible for families, we offer free dinner and childcare for children nine years old and under.
Strengthening Families is successful because the lessons are skill-based; when parents and youth are taught and practice prosocial skill-based lessons together, it changes their brain wiring for the good and improves family dynamics. Parents have reported a positive increase in family unity, communication, and parenting skills. Additionally, the youth mentioned an increase in social skills and prosocial friends, allowing them to have better school performance.
If you are interested in this program, we encourage you to take a look at our upcoming classes near you.
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Viviana Felix, email@example.com