Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 Years is a nationally recognized curriculum that provides parent, youth and family education. The model is designed to be delivered in local communities for groups of 7-12 families. Educational programs that bring parents and their children together in learning environments strengthen entire families.

WSU Extension faculty and staff have provided facilitation, training, evaluation and technical assistance for Strengthening Family programs in Washington state since 2002.

SFP Facilitator Training

Wednesday, August 24, Thursday, August 25 & Friday, August, 26, 2016
8:30am to 5pm
at Centralia College • Centralia, WA 98531

Information & Registration (pdf)

Please join us for an opportunity for training in this internationally recognized evidence based practice model. The SFP10-14 curriculum has been recently updated by Iowa State University, and this training will be led by an Iowa State University SFP10-14 Master Trainer. This training is currently co-sponsored by WSU Extension, Centralia College and CHOICE Regional Health Network.

Registration deadline is August 17, 2016.

Over three days, you will be trained to facilitate the 21 different parent, youth and family sessions in the curriculum. In addition, you will receive updates on the latest research that is happening in Washington State and nationally and get lots of helpful hints on how to best implement the program in your community. This dynamic training will include lunch and snacks all three days, as well as all necessary materials.

This training will prepare people to be facilitators. It is recommended that 3-4 people attend from each community if there are no experienced facilitators in your area. The training is also appropriate for agency/school representatives who are considering implementing the program.

For more information on the program, visit our website:

Training Fee – $60 payable to WSU Extension
Space is limited to 20 registrants.

To register or for more information about the Strengthening Families Program in Whatcom County, contact Jamie Olson at: (360) 595-7950,

Further inquiries about SFP (10-14) facilitator training in Washington State should be addressed to:

Strengthening Families Program (English):
Drew Betz • • (360) 778-5805

Fortaleciendo Familias (Spanish):
AnaMaria Diaz-Martinez • • (509) 545-3511

Strengthening Families Program, PO Box 644852, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4852, (866) 206-7156, Contact Us
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