“Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth 12-16 (SFPY) is an evidence-based approach to improving parent-teen relationships, to helping teens build resiliency factors that support good decision-making and mental health”.

Do you want to create stronger family connections? The YMCA of Greater Toronto is hosting a 9 week pilot program in which parents and youth (ages 12-16) improve family relations by:
· Effective communications
· Negotiating family rules
· Working together to solve problems

When: 9 Tuesday evenings (6:00-8:30 pm) starting Tuesday March 26th through to Tuesday May 21st – Starts with light dinner served from 6:00-6:30 and then 2 hour program to 8:30.

What: Each session consists of 3 parts: Light supper with all families and facilitators followed by one hour facilitated sessions with youth and parents separated, followed by concluding session with families together. Each evening will present a topic dealing with a different dimension of personal development for youth and effective family functioning.

Where: Vanauley Street YMCA Centre, 7 Vanauley St. Toronto ON M5T 2V9 (just west of Spadina St and just north of Queen St)

Cost: Free! Plus free child-care, TTC tickets, Graduation Certificates, Small gifts for participating

Sponsored by: PAD (Parent Action on Drugs and The YMCA of Greater Toronto)

For more information or to register contact: Mike Dodds, YMCA of Greater Toronto 416-928-3362 ext 22498 or email: mike.dodds@ymcagta.org

*Note: There are limited spaces and families need to register by March 19th.

Mar 8th, 2013 – Strengthening Families Program