Raising a child is a very rewarding, yet sometimes stressful experience. Overall, Americans with children report greater levels of stress than those without children (Mental Health America). Parents with additional resources and support can strengthen their family and provide a positive environment that fosters healthy child development.
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Strengthening Families is a free 7-week family education program that helps parents learn how to effectively manage the challenges of parenting adolescents in a positive and supportive manner. Programs are available for English-speaking families and for Spanish-speaking families.
Sessions begin with dinner and are followed by an hour where parents and youth work separately. Parents will focus on using love and limits, building bridges, protecting against substance abuse and much more. Meanwhile some of the ideas youth will be working with are having goals and dreams, dealing with stress, and handling peer pressure. The last hour is spent together giving families a chance to work together on building family communication, supporting each others’ goals and dreams, and appreciating family members.
Contact Carol Hawk at (360) 856-7383 for more information.
Skagit County Community Resource Guide
40 Developmental Assets for Infants
40 Developmental Assets for Toddlers
40 Developmental Assets for Preschoolers
40 Developmental Assets for Elementary
40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents