*The Strengthening Families Program is facilitated by CASTLE and New Horizons of the Treasure Coast.
The Strengthening Families program curriculum includes three courses delivered over 14 weekly sessions. Parents learn to increase desired behaviors in children by using attention and rewards, clear communication, effective discipline, problem solving and limit setting. Children learn effective communication, how to understand their feelings, proper social skills, problem solving, resistance to peer pressure and compliance with parental rules. Families engage in structured family activities, practice therapeutic play reinforce positive behaviors and plan family activities together. The program is targeted for children ages 6 - 12 years of age.