What population is STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUTH 10-14 (SFP 10-14) designed to target?

  • SFP 10-14 is a family skill building program that is intended to target youth ages 10 to 14 and their primary caregiver(s).  Caregivers need not be the biological parent(s). Often, youth attend with step-parents, grandparents, foster parents, or other relatives or individuals that have guardianship.
  • The program is generally offered to youth in grades 4th through 8th.  However, students in 5th and 6th grade are developmentally most receptive to the curriculum concepts.
  • SFP 10-14 is a universal, strength-based prevention program building on the existing skills of the family. The program is generally more effective when groups consist of a variety of families with a mix of skill levels and family functioning.  For this reason, families should be recruited through a variety of community sources, not exclusively through referrals from agencies that are serving delinquent or high- risk families.
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