The Council on Chemical Abuse will introduce a new cohort of the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14, beginning the week of January 24, 2022. This will be the third cohort held by COCA’s Prevention team. During the seven-week program, held virtually, our certified prevention specialists engage children and parents/guardians in fun and thought-provoking activities that strengthen family bonds and focus on youth protective and risk factors.
Strengthening Families 10-14 is a program designed to build family relationships, decrease conflict and teach youth aged 10-14 the skills to resist peer pressure and avoid risky behaviors.
It is delivered in parent, youth, and family sessions using narrated videos portraying typical youth and parent situations with diverse families. The virtual sessions will be held twice a week, with one for adults and another for youth and families.
This scientifically tested curriculum: