Strengthening Families

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Strengthening Families™ is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors:

  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Concrete support in times of need
  • Social and emotional competence of children

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Join us in a 7 week fun family relationship building class.

Every Wednesday 5:30PM to 8PM at Child and Family Charities. January 22nd – March 4th. Watch for updates on upcoming 7-week sessions.

Contact  Sidney Bishop at (248) 460-6022 or email to for more information.

CFC will provide dinner at 5:30. You don’t have to worry about meal planning and clean up on class nights. We will do that for you.

Parents and youth have separate learning sessions during the first hour.

Fun, interactive family activities are offered the second hour to practice skills and build family relationships.

Let us know if you have children under 10 who will need child care during class time. We want you to be fully engaged without worry for your children.    

Parents learn how to:

  • Show Love
  • Set Limits
  • Establish Age Appropriate Family Rules and Consequences for Rule Violations
  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve Family Communication

Youth learn how to:

  • Improve Communication Skills
  • Solve Problems
  • Resist Peer Pressure

Families together learn how to:

  • Define their family values
  • Set family goals
  • Understand each other better
  • Build happier, healthier relationships with one another

This program has proven to

  • Reduces rates of youth alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use
  • Reduce youth conflicts in school
  • Improve family dynamics


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