Strengthening Families Program
Improving family relationships and increasing positive outcomes for parents and children.
Strengthening Families is an internationally recognized program that provides family skills training to parents and children who are at risk for substance use. The program aims to promote positive relationships and prosocial activities while decreasing the risk of adverse behaviours in the future.
NB Social Pediatrics launched their first Strengthening Families program in September 2019 thanks to the generous support of the IODE 1ooth Anniversary Grant.
The Strengthening Families Program is led by NB Social Pediatrics employees, PCAP employees, and community volunteers who have successfully completed the Strengthening Families training.
Each week begins with a family-style meal for all participants. Family mealtime may not be a common occurrence for many participating families, so it is an important opportunity for families to come together
and build connections while practicing skills learned during previous weeks.
Following the meal, parents and children separate into two groups to focus on their specific learning outcomes for the week. They then come together for a family session where they can practice what they have just learned.
Support our Strengthening Families Program
The success of this program would not be possible without the support of community sponsors.
We are currently seeking local businesses or individuals to sponsor the following:
- weekly meals
- completion incentives for parents (such as gift cards)
- completion incentives for children (toys, books, etc.)
If you would like to support our Strengthening Families Program this fall, contact Kate Flood at for more information.