Strengthening Families

Building Strong Families for Youth

Description: Designed to help youth ages 5 to 12 find their strengths, build on those strengths and learn skills to create stronger families, improve relationships and increase communication.

Schedule for facilitator training: extension.missouri.edu/bsf/training/

Curriculum/program overview: Designed to help youth ages 5 to 12 find their strengths, build on those strengths, and learn skills to create stronger families, improve relationships and increase communication. The Curriculum for Youth parallels Building Strong Families for Adults and provides youth with interactive experiences that are supported by strength-based research. Building Strong Families for Youth is a joint effort by Human Environmental Sciences Extension and 4-H. The sessions for this program include topics such as: family strengths, communicating, managing stress, balancing responsibilities, and kids and self-esteem.

Contact person: Lucy Schrader & Alison Copeland

Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/bsf/evaluation/#blankform (see Blank Forms box)

Sample report: BSF Program Impact Template

Fee information: $0 to participant, $10/part to sponsor. This is a public good program for low income audiences. Sponsorship is per person, per session.

Program website: extension.missouri.edu/bsf/

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