TERRE HAUTE -- CHANCES For Indiana Youth recently announced it will begin a free program for families in the Wabash Valley.
The Strengthening Families Program is for families who want to improve their family dynamics in areas such as communication, discipline strategies and setting limits.
The goals of the program are to prevent teen substance abuse and other problem behaviors, strengthen parenting skills and build family strengths.
Sessions include workshops for youth and parents as well as a free family dinner.
There will be no cost to attend.
Strengthening Families is designed for families of all kinds with youth ages 10-14.
Whether a traditional family, single-parents, blended or other type of households, Strengthening Families can help youth and caregivers develop skills and understanding that lead to a stronger, more positive and stress-free household.
The Strengthening Families group will meet at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Terre Haute each Thursday evening for seven weeks from 5:30-8 p.m., beginning Feb. 14, 2013.
A light dinner will be served followed by separate sessions for youth and adults.
Families will spend a session participating in activities together.
Child care will be provided for the younger children in the family.
To find out more about Strengthening Families, contact Brandon Halleck or Julie Wheatley at CHANCES For Indiana Youth at 812-232-5190 or e-mail Julie@cfiy.org.