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Strengthening Families Program

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

The Strengthening Families Program I (SFP-I) involves elementary school aged children 6 to 12 years old and their families in family skills training sessions. SFP uses family systems and congnitive behavioral approaches to increase resilience and reduce risk factors for behavioral, emotional,academic, and social problems. It builds on protective factors by: 1) improving family relationships 2) Improving parenting skills, and 3) Increasing the youth's social and life skills. SFP offers incentives for attendance, good behavior in children, and homework completion to increase program recruitment.

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Name: Karol Kumpfer, Ph.D.
Site or Location Name: Strengthening Families Program (SFP)
Department of Helath Promotion and Education, University of Utah, 250 South, 1850 East, Room 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: (801) 581-7718