Strengthening Families Program

WhenFriday, September 22, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Want to start a church-based parent support program that really works? Great Plains churches are encouraged to sign up today for the Sept. 22-23 Strengthening Families Program training, provided at no charge through sponsorship from the General Board of Global Ministries and United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.

Strengthening Families is an internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for both high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills program proven to:
  • Significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships
  • Reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, and substance abuse in children
  • Improve social competencies and school performance
  • Decrease child maltreatment through strengthened bonds between parent and child, and more effective parenting skills.
This is an opportunity for community outreach and engagement, in addition to the benefits to congregant families.

The May training session filled to capacity, and spaces are going quickly for the September session, so register today to reserve your church's space. GBGM is covering the expense of the two-day training session, which is open to all UM congregations. The Health Fund is covering overnight accommodations and travel expenses for existing and newly signed Healthy Congregations churches -- making the training available at no cost. The September training session will be held in Council Grove, Kansas. 

Churches interested in participating are encouraged to visit for full details and to register. The website also includes a recorded webinar with additional information about the program. If you have questions, please contact Katie Schoenhoff, or 620-662-8586.