Strengthening Families Program

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Looking for ways to bring your family closer?

We help you play a more active role to give your child the tools to be more successful in school…and in life.

Our Strengthening Families Program® for parents and 7–17-year-old children features fun, interactive activities and learning games that build on family strengths, encourage an appreciation for one another and improve parents’ relationship with their children.

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based family skills training program for high-risk and general population families. Parents and youth attend weekly SFP skills classes together, to learn parenting skills and youth life and refusal skills.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to more effectively communicate and resolve conflict
  • How to show love while setting limits
  • Skills your child can use to handle peer pressure and build a positive future
  • How to grow as a family and reach personal goals


  • Held once a week for 7 weeks
  • Two hours, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Meals are provided at 5:30 p.m.
  • Use realistic videos, role-playing, discussions, learning games
    and family projects
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Child care for younger siblings is provided

From Parents Who Participated

“It was great to share with the group and see similarities and difficulties in raising an adolescent.”

“Following through with consequences and not giving in so easily is okay.”

From Kids Who Participated

“I learned that I’ve got to understand and respect my parents and they’ll do the same for me.”

“To slow down when you’re stressed out, and mostly not to become stressed out!”

“I’ve learned that my family matters — it’s not all about me.”

“I learned not to give in to peer pressure.”


Self-Referral Form

This referral form is for individuals looking to refer themselves or individuals under their care for outpatient counseling services. Please complete the form with the information for the individual being referred, whether that is for yourself or a child. If your child is 18 years old or older, they will need to complete this form themselves in order to proceed with services. If you are seeking family or couples counseling, please fill out the form with the information of only one person who will be attending the sessions. If you are seeking individual counseling for multiple family members, please fill out a separate form for each person.

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Insurance Information

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Family Services is In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield (except for the Blue Local plan), United Health Care, and accepts Medicaid (for counties within Cardinal Innovations Managed Care Organization) and NC Health Choice. We also accept out-of-network insurances and self-pay clients.
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