The updated Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is delivered in seven parent, youth, and family sessions using narrated videos portraying typical youth and parent situations with diverse families.
The program is taught with 7-10 families over seven weeks, usually in the evenings. It is recommended that the group size be smaller when dealing with families where parents have begun to have concerns over the
Parents and youth meet in separate groups for the first hour and together as families during the second hour to practice skills, play games, and do family projects. Sessions are highly interactive and include role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects.
Parent sessions consists of presentations, role-plays, group discussions, and other skill-building activities.
Youth sessions engage each youth in small and large group discussions, group skill practice, and social bonding activities.
Family sessions use specially designed games and projects to increase family bonding, build positive communication skills, and facilitate learning to solve problems together.