Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families Program
Strengthening Families

Join other concerned parents in a wonderful, family-oriented program called Strengthening Families. 

This FUN, FREE 7-week program will start Tuesday, September 12th at 5:45 pm at the West Perry Middle School. The program helps families: 

  • Share their dreams, wishes and goals for the future.
  • Learn the most effective ways to communicate with each other.
  • Develop great problem-solving skills to handle problems as they arise.
  • Increase and enhance family bonding.
  • Decrease participation in risky behaviors like teen drug and alcohol abuse.

Many families across Pennsylvania who have already participated in Strengthening Families report that their families are closer, work better together to prevent and resolve everyday issues, and have reduced tension and frustration in their households. Kids, especially, report using and remembering some of the key lessons they've learned in this program to deal with difficult peer issues and to communicate better with their parents.
There is NO COST for this program, and it is open to ALL FAMILIES of 6th graders!

  • Family supper each Tuesday night!
  • Child care for children 5th grade and younger!
  • Great information and resources!
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with other families in your community!

A link to the online registration form was sent to 6th grade students, as well as parents. Alternatively, download and complete the registration form, or register by calling Penn State Extension at 717-582-5150 or emailing Space is limited, so register as soon as possible! 

What Parents Learn at PROSPER? 
"It's a great program! It will help you and your child understand each other more!" 
"How my sons will be exposed to peer pressure and group exposure and how to discuss the issue ahead of time." 
"Set limits, show how you love your kids, then follow with the consequences and rewards, listen to your child and see things from their point of view. Talk with kids, get to know their friends." 

What Kids Learn at PROSPER? 
"To respect your parents!" 
"How to handle peer pressure" 
"How to talk through issues rather than fight" 
"Walk away from drugs" 
"How to have a good family meeting" 
"You get to spend FUN time with your parents"