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Join the Strengthening Families Program Info and Registration Meeting (From Organizations)
Lopez Island
September 12, 2018
Posted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center, Lopez Island

Learn more about the Strengthening Families Program and save a spot for your family over a casual pizza snack!

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018. 6:00-7:00 pm
Where: Lopez Island School, secondary classroom 9

After the first round of the program was successfully implemented on Lopez in spring, the second round will take place on seven Thursdays from 5:00 pm -7:30 pm, starting October 25th through December 13th, 2018 at the Lopez School, with a break on Thanksgiving.

This evidence-based program for families with youth ages 10-14, developed by Iowa State University and brought to Lopez Island by Washington State University and the Family Resource Center, equips families with tools that help them build better relationships and thus stronger families. The World Health Organization rated the program one of the most effective for its long-term positive effects protecting against substance abuse.

During the fun and interactive training sessions, families learn a variety of skills to help them communicate better with each other and gain better understanding of each other's perspectives. Youth also practice tools that help them set goals, and handle stress and peer pressure.

Please contact Patsy Haber at 360-468-4117 or patsy@lifrc.org if you are interested in joining the program, would like to volunteer to help with a meal or family incentives, or have any questions.

This program is made possible in part through funding by Lopez and San Juan Island Prevention Coalitions, SAFE San Juans, San Juan County, and the State of Washington DSHS/DBHR/DMA.