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Parenting Programs

Our programs are available throughout Union County. Parenting programs can be facilitated at schools, community centers, family success centers and many other school or community settings. For more information about any of our parenting programs or to inquire about implementing a program in your community, please reach out to Division Director, Kelley Ryan at kryan@preventionlinks.org

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children’s social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed to support and strengthen families and their communication. Parents and children participate in Strengthening Families, both separately and together.  At the end of the program session, parents and children come together and participate in a family activity in order to work on family cohesiveness and communication.  At each session family dinner is provided to give the parents and youth the opportunity to sit, eat, and talk together. 

Active Parenting

A comprehensive parenting program helping parents of kids ages 5 to 12 raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive. Active Parenting is a 6-session parenting class offering in-depth exploration of important concepts and topics such as how brain development affects children’s behavior and decision-making, improved discipline and communication, how to prevent future use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Creating Lasting Family Connections

The CLFC Program is a six session structured curriculum for youth ages 9-17 and their parents, guardians, and other family members to improve their ability to provide a nurturing environment for each other in a very effective and meaningful way. Participating youth and adults are encouraged to improve their personal growth through increasing self-awareness, expression of feelings, interpersonal communication, and self-disclosure. Participants are taught social skills, refusal skills, and appropriate knowledge and healthy beliefs about alcohol and drugs, which provide a strong defense against environmental risk factors that can lead to negative outcomes for youth. The CLFC Program also provides parents and other caring adults with family management, family enhancement, and communications training. All participants are provided opportunities to practice these skills in a safe, peer-group setting. At each session, family dinner is provided to give the parents and youth the opportunity to sit, eat, and talk together.

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121-125 Chestnut Street Suite 301,
3rd Floor Roselle, New Jersey 07203
phone: 732-381-4100
TTY: 732.381.4192
Fax: 732.381.0140

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