The Strong African American Families (SAAF) program was created to advance the well-being of African American families by strengthening relationships, parenting processes, and youth competencies, according to the Center for Family Research at The University of Georgia. Within the framework of seven (7) weeks, the program helps parents/caregivers find a balance between firmness and showing love, while supporting their youths’ goals and independence. It helps the youth to develop healthy goals for the future, understand the positive qualities they possess, and to resist temptation and peer pressure to take part in risky behaviors. The family is strengthened via communication and support. The Strong African American Families program is culturally sensitive, highly interactive, and proven to be effective.
Continuum of Intervention