Creating Lasting Family Connections. Program Funding. The Creating Lasting Family Connections program is funded by Title V and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Program History. CLC was a program developed by the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances (COPES) in Louisville, KY.
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Increase community engagement by implementing a successful family recruitment strategy
Improve parent knowledge and attitudes regarding drug issues, and improve their family management skills
Increase the knowledge and use of community services, including treatment and rehabilitation services, among participating families when needed
Improve the communication and refusal skills of participating youth
Delay onset and reduce frequency of alcohol and drug use among participating youth.Program Goals
Youth family recruitment strategy
Bonding with mother and father
Participation in family rule setting
Bonding with community
The CLFC curriculum is designed to increase the following resiliency factors:
1. Department of Health Promotion and Education, Strengthening America's Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency. Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://www.strengtheningfamilies.org/index.html
2. COPES, "Creating Lasting Family Connections" Program for Youth & Family Strengthening. Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://copes.org/include/index.htm
3. Creating Lasting Connections, Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://casat.unr.edu/bestpractices/view.php?program=26
4. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, The Global Youth Network. Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://www.unodc.org/youthnet/youthnet_action_good_practice_creating_lasting.html
5. Interview with Trish Brutus on Feb 26, 2007.