Spending quality time together as a family is getting harder and harder. Between work, homework, household chores, sports commitments, and general life commitments, it can sometimes be hard to build that connection and bond.
Family Service Family Strengthening programs empower parents in their skills and leadership within the family helping them be more involved in their child’s education and build a social support network.
Family Service hosts various afterschool programming aimed at strengthening the family bond.
By offering a dedicated time and space for families to spend together, as well as relationship and communication tools, generations of families leave the sessions with a stronger bond.
The programs brings parents, children, teachers, and schools together to enhance family functioning and communication. By hosting the programs within schools, parents and families are able to get to know other families attending the school and be engaged within their child’s learning environment. Increasing parental involvement in schools increases school attendance and academic success.
Family Strengthening programs support parents and children in stress-reduction techniques building self-esteem in children and developing resiliency to fend off social influences.
- Support and enhance family functioning
- Increase parental engagement
- Engage parent’s in their child’s learning
- Empower parents
- Build multi-generational connections
- Increase family cohesion and adaptability for change
- Promote the child’s success in school
- Reduce stress and isolation experienced by parents and children
- Promote parent leadership
Families engaging in healthy, consistent, and structured activities enhance their family functioning.
Our Family Strengthening programs not only help connect individual family units, they also provide an opportunity to build relationships with other families. Parents build a network of trust and shared values with other parents, increasing their involvement with their child’s school and with their overall community.
- Families and Schools Together (FAST): For families with children 3 to 6 years
- Raising Highly Capable Kids: For families with children in elementary school
- Read and Rise: For families with children 0 to 6 years
- Strengthening Families: For families with children in middle and high school
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Family Strengthening programs are available to all children and their families at participating elementary, middle, and high schools. If you have a child attending one of our partner schools, we encourage the entire family to attend the sessions together, including older and younger siblings and grandparents.
Anyone can refer a child for treatment. Contact us at 210-299-2400.
We are here to help. Call us at 210-431-7527 to connect with one of our team members. Our Family Strengthening programs partner with our Early Childhood Well-Being and counseling departments to provide support for the child and the entire family.
Family Strengthening programs are linked to other Family Service programs such as reading tutoring for literacy support, youth programs offering a range of opportunities for different ages, transitions camps to help students engage year after year in school, and our Best Buy Teen Tech Center for STEAM fun.