Strengthening Families Program

For parents and Youth ages 10 -14

Do you want to:

  • Help your children succeed in the future?
  • Keep your children from serious behavior problems like drug and alcohol use?
  • Maintain a positive relationship with your children during the challenging teen years?

In just seven two-hour sessions:

  • You will learn how to show love while setting limits.
  • Your children will develop skills in handling peer pressure and building a positive future.
  • Your family will grow and have fun together.


The program is delivered in a creative way for parents, youth, and families using realistic videos, role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects.


Date Dinner


Parent Session 5:30pm-6:30pm Youth Session 5:30pm-6:30pm Family Session 6:30pm-7:30pm
October 3rd *** Love and Limits Goal Treasure Maps Family Games; Goals and Dreams Activity
October 10th *** Making House Rules Parent Appreciation Activity Family Strengths Tree
October 17th *** Encouraging Good Behavior Coping with Stress Family Meetings
October 24th *** Using Consequences Driving Game; Adult Rules and Responsibilities Family Meeting Ground Rules; Family Shield
November 7th *** Listening/Building Bridges Keeping out of trouble and keeping your friends Listening Game
November 14th *** Protecting against substance abuse Road Signs; Role Play Peer Pressure Resistance Skills
November 21st *** Getting help for special family needs Teen Panel Program Graduation
The Strengthening Families Program is sponsored by Denver Public Safety Youth Programs, DPS Substance Use Prevention Unit and Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences



Dinner and childcare (for kids ages 4-9 only) will be provided. 

 To refer a family or for more information about the program, please contact:

Alice Franco at 720-423-3144 or via email at




















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