Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) is an inclusive evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote the protective factors which are associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children.
Delivered over 14 sessions Strengthening Families works with the whole family building on protective factors by improving family relationships, parental bonds and parenting skills whilst improving social and life skills for the young people participating.
Families meet one evening per week for 14 weeks. Each session begins with a family meal. Following the meal the groups are split into parents, teenagers and children where they learn the group skills. The evening ends with the family coming together for a family skills session and an opportunity to practice the skills learnt on the evening. Childcare and transport are available for those requiring it.
Outcomes for the programme include increased family strengths and resilience,
reduced risk factors for problem behaviours in high risk children, including behavioural problems, emotional, academic and social problems.
The Strengthening Families Programme also has a number of benefits for the agencies involved with the programme. These include access to an evidence based programme for high stress families locally that will complement and enhance existing work and enhanced working on an interagency basis.
For further information please contact Leona Scott on 07403 050 507.
SFP Evaluation Report
SFP Council Ireland
Ballymun SFP video from our 10 year celebration.
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