The internationally recognized family skills workshop is proven to create happier parent-child relationships and reduce negative behaviors including substance abuse and truancy. Families can register for the virtual classes at no cost.
In keeping with its organizational mission of giving families and individuals the knowledge and tools to overcome adversity, the staff and leadership at The SUCCESS Project are excited to announce that registration is now open for the non-profit’s first virtual sessions of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). The celebrated curriculum has been successful around the world in improving familial relationships and reducing risk factors for behavioral and social problems including alcohol and drug use. Through a grant funded by the Harford County Department of Community Services, The SUCCESS Project will present the Strengthening Families Program at no cost to families and offer prizes and incentives to participants each week of the 11-week course. Classes will be held via weekly zoom meetings on either Tuesday or Thursday nights beginning February 2. Registration is required with limited space available. Learn more about the Strengthening Families Program and sign up here.
The SUCCESS Project’s Strengthening Families Program is designed for those with kids ages 6 to 11 and utilizes the research and documented evaluation tools developed in 1982 by Dr. Karol Kumpfer, a psychology professor at the University of Utah. Families complete a series of structured games, activities and discussions that teach parents how to better monitor their children’s emotional well-being and help reduce risk factors for substance abuse, mental health problems, and delinquency. This short video shares more details about the program. Recognized nationally and internationally, SFP has proven effective for both high-risk and general population families, with participants reporting stronger family bonding, improved parenting skills, more youth cooperation and involvement, and decreased family conflict, youth depression and youth aggression.
Nicki Biggs, Executive Director of The SUCCESS Project, says, “Now more than ever families are facing incredible challenges as they struggle to stay connected and make the right choices, so the timing is ideal to present the Strengthening Families Program material. We hope offering the classes at no cost and in a digital format will make them easy to access for SUCCESS Project clients and many others, as we are eager to see this internationally known program help sow the seeds of family unity in our own community.”
The SUCCESS Project, Inc. (TSP) was established in 2015 and is a 501(c)3 affiliate of the Havre de Grace Housing Authority. The “SUCCESS” stands for “Supporting the Upward Climb to Continued Economic Self-Sufficiency,” as the mission of the non-profit is to connect at-risk youth and low-income adults with services that teach life skills and encourage personal economic independence. Clients of TSP receive personalized life coaching and referral services as needed in the following areas: Education, Job Training, Employment Opportunities, Health Care, Parenting, Financial Education, Credit Counseling, Home Ownership, Career Advancement, Transportation, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship. All services, classes and programs are provided at no cost