Strengthening Families

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Program Information
Provider Clark County Educational Service Center
Program Description The Strengthening Families Program is a middle school curriculum for 10-14 year old youth and their parent(s)/caregiver(s). It is designed to help families prepare for the teen years, strengthen family communication, and assist the youth with peer resistance techniques. Opportunities are given for families to practice setting rules and consequences, show love and appreciation, practice problem-solving, and have fun as a family. Prizes and awards are given throughout the series. This evidenced-based curriculum includes video presentations, role plays, discussion topics, activities and games. It is a free program that meets approximately 2 to 2-1/2 hours a week for seven weeks and includes an occasional informal dinner. The first hour of the program adults and youth meet separately with their own peer group then are reunited with their family during the second hour. Child care may be available for children aged 3-9 (please call to confirm). All families of middle school youth are invited to participate regardless of school affiliation. This includes Clark County Schools, Springfield City Schools, charter schools, and home schools. The Strengthening Families Program is a curriculum designed by Iowa State University and is funded locally through the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Greene, and Madison Counties and the Clark County Educational Service Center (CCESC). The program began fall, '06 and has been held at the CCESC, Clark-Shawnee, Greenon, Northeastern, Northwestern, Southeastern & Tecumseh Local School Districts, Springfield City Schools, Restored Life Ministries, Springfield Academy of Excellence, & Springfield Prep & Fitness Academy. Schools are given the opportunity to host "exclusive" sites open to just their families, however, the entire county will always be invited to the series located at the CCESC.

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Services Offered
  • Social Services Social Services
  • Food is Provided Food is Provided
Times Offered 6pm-8:15pm on various weekdays
Grade(s) Served
  • Grades 5 - 8 Grades 5 - 8
Gender(s) Male and Female
Contact Information
Map / Address Clark County Educational Service Center
Clark County Educational Service Center
25 W Pleasant St
Springfield, OH 45506 Directions
Mailing Address 25 West Pleasant St.
Phone (937) 325-7671