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Strengthening families program for parents and youth 10 14 iowa state university

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10 – 14Iowa State University

Presented by:

Pam Peterson, MS, APSW

UW-Extension Family Living Educator

Door County


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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14Iowa State University

Recognized as exemplary and evidence-based by:

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

National Institute on Drug Abuse

US Department of Education

US Department of Health and Human Services


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

  • Special Features of the Program

    • Transition to the teen years

    • Parents and youth learn together

    • Videos portray parent-child interaction

    • User friendly materials

    • Fun, interactive projects and activities

    • Culturally-sensitive for African-American and Hispanic families

    • Rigorously evaluated


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

  • Program Format

    • Developed for parents and youth 10-14

    • Designed for 7-10 families

    • Seven two-hour sessions

    • Four Booster Sessions

    • Three program facilitators


Sfp typical session
SFP Typical Session

Family

Meal

1 Hour Simultaneously

+

1 Hour

Parent

Session

Youth

Session

Family

Session


Family needs
Family Needs

Flexibility for Meals

Managing Children

Parenting Skills

Reason to Participate

Transportation


Strengthening families program

Meals

Childcare

Skill Building

Incentives & GroupCohesiveness

Transportation

Strengthening Families Program


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

  • Program Materials

    • leader guide with masters for handouts

    • leader guide with masters for Booster Sessions 1-4

    • videotapes

      • Present information and illustrate skills

      • Actors are African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian

      • 6 parent, 1 youth, 2 family videos

      • 4 videos for booster sessions

    • Love and Limits magnets

    • Additional materials for program games/activities


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

  • Program Activities

    • Videos, short lectures & vignettes

    • Group Discussions

    • Skills Practice

    • Active Games/Learning Games

    • Family projects


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

Core Themes

  • Using Love and Limits

  • Empathy

  • Rules/Responsibilities to Reach Goals

  • Expressing Appreciation

  • Open and Clear Communication



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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

Universal Prevention/Intervention

  • Economically disadvantaged

  • Racially diverse

  • Court-ordered families

  • Families already in family therapy


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

Lifetime alcohol use without parental permission, 6th grade baseline through 10th grade follow-up of students receiving SFP 10-14 and control group studentsAt the10th grade, SFP 10-14 students exhibited a 32% relative reduction in alcohol use compared to control group students (p<.01).


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

Self-reported aggressive behavior in youth receiving SFP 10-14 and control group, 6th grade baseline through 10th grade

*Aggressive-Destructive Conduct Index is based on an in-home questionnaire derived from the National Youth Survey and measures the frequency with which youth engaged in identified behaviors including physically aggressive behavior toward people (p=.01).


Sfp prevention program cost savings
SFP Prevention Program : Cost Savings

$7.82 return for every dollar invested!


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

The most valuable thing parents learned:

  • “to listen to my child and their feelings”

  • “to not criticize my child personally when I’m angry”

  • “to set rules and consequences and still show love”


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Strengthening Families ProgramFor Parents and Youth 10-14

The most valuable thing youth learned:

  • “to deal with peer pressure”

  • “that my parents have stress too”

  • “how to talk to mom and dad”

  • “my parents love me”


Uw extension family living programs
UW-ExtensionFamily Living Programs

Strengthening Families Websites:

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/flp/families/strengthening.cfm

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sfp/index.cfm


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