Grantees: Child Abuse Prevention

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Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

Strengthening Families Program

A large majority of the people enrolling in our parenting programs these days struggle with addiction as well as the effects of various trauma and adverse experiences (75-80%). With so many parents and caregivers presenting with substance use issues, we will offer Strengthening Families Programs (SFP). SFP is an evidence-based parenting and life skills training program which parents and children attend together. The program was originally designed to improve outcomes for parents with substance use disorders and their children. Studies over the years show that, in addition to being very effective in preventing substance use and mental health issues in children, the program also improves family functioning and reduces violence and abuse.