Welcome to Arlington County's Strengthening Families Program Fortaleciendo la Familia
Name one positive change you have seen in your family since beginning SFP: "I think we have tried to talk a bit more rather than drawing lines in the sand and becoming immovable objects." - Parent of 12 year old "My family has been working together more." - 13 year old youth "We parents are trying to be calmer, with our kids, we are stopping to see their side, but also implement consequences for poor choices." - Parents of 13 and 10 year olds "Better communication." - 11 year old youth
Please discuss something you have learned from SFP: "That it's important to get buy-in from the kids and as a family on what the rules of the house are." - Parent "I learned why we have some of the rules we have." - 12 year old girl "That is it possible to lovingly parent and not ruin self-esteem." - Caregiver "Family meetings help keep us organized with so many things going on." - 11 year old boy "I spent a lot of time learning about parenting younger children, I am glad for the tips on parenting tweens." - Parent
El Programa Fortaleciendo la Familia es un
iniciativa manejada por el Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de
Arlington en colaboracion con las Esculas Publicas de Arlington, y financiado por la Virginia Foundation For Healthy Youth. El
programa está diseñado para familias con jóvenes de 10 a 14 años.