Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family support program. SFP consists of a Challenge Day, 12 sessions, and a graduation night focused on building the parent’s, the teen’s, and the family’s capacity for healthy functional relationships.

SFP is designed for families to support:

  • Techniques for Communication
  • Building Strengths and Life Skills
  • Increasing Positive and Effective Parenting
  • Handling Emotions and Managing Stress
  • Setting Limits and Showing Love

Weekly Schedule:

6:00pm-Break out sessions
7:00pm-Family time

Some of the Topics Include:

  • Dreams and Goals
  • Managing Stress and Emotions
  • Being Who You Want to Be
  • Speaking Up for Yourself
  • Encouraging Good Behavior
  • Communication
  • Peer Pressure
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Families
  • Solving Problems and Directions
  • Friends, Relationships, and Love
  • Setting Limits
  • Contracts for Changing Behavior

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Dinner Provided
  • Free Childcare
  • Incentives/Prizes
  • Family Outings
  • Challenge Day
  • Graduation

“The first thing I have learned is how to control my anger and how to communicate more with my family and spend more time with my mom. At first, I thought this was pointless, but in the end I realized that it actually helped my relationship a lot with my mom. I learned how to treat my family and others with respect. I will keep on working on my self-control and respect skills from SFP”-Youth Participant


“I have definitely noticed change over the past 16 weeks. I just can’t thank the SF staff and program enough for putting these tools back in me as well as assisting us in strengthening our family” -Adult Participant


“I feel differently now about it. My mom and me have such a better relationship now. I feel like I can talk freely to my mom about anything. I learned how not to blame and how to accept criticism” -Youth Participant

If you are interested in joining the Strengthening Families Program, or if you know anyone who is, you may refer yourself or someone else by filling out the form below and emailing it to Cary Yashuara at Additionally, if you have any questions regarding the program, you may contact our office at 530-891-2891.

Click below for Referral Form:

9 thoughts on “Strengthening Families

    • Hi Heather, so happy to tell you more about it! Yes we have coaches and they also facilitate the sessions. This is a programs that will help everyone in the family. If you would like more information please give our office a call at 530-891-2891.


  1. I work with Youth for Change in the Chico office. Can you tell me when the next series of Strengthening Family Program starts?
    Thank you, Karen Mata


  2. I would like to see about signing up me, my husband and our 2 kids who are 12 and 14 (but both will be 13 and 15 in June).


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