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North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

Strengthening Families Curriculum

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and regular families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.

SFP is a 14 week commitment that runs in the spring and fall each year. FamilyCorps encourages families to participate in a Parents Anonymous® Parent & Youth Peer Group until a space opens up in the program.

“The Strengthening Families Program has played a major role when it comes to my children. The program helped me establish a bond with my children that I thought was unimaginable. I have learned skills that improve how I communicate with the children, listening skills, how to properly discipline and patience.” Parent Graduate Spring 2014

Currently the program is available for families living in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Families must meet the following criteria to apply for a space in the program:
  • Families must have at least one child between the ages of 6 and 11
  • Families must be committed to attend class every Monday  evening for 14 weeks
  • Parents and children are interested in learning family skill-building and social well-being skills

The next cycle of SFP will run on Monday evenings in North Charleston starting February 6, 2017. Click here to register.

“To me, SFP means bringing my family together once a week to fellowship and get to know other families. It means dinner, laughter, fun and learning.” –Sabrina P. Fall 2014 Graduate

The program serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties is funded through a partnership with the Children's Trust of South Carolina.

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