B18 - STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAMME

Provider: Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force

Address: 2nd Floor, Parkside, Main Street, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15

Web: http://www.bldtf.ie

Contact: Ciara Jubani

Title: Community Development Worker

Email: ciara@bldtf.ie

Telephone: 01 824 9590 / 685 4405

Category B : Certificate (NFQ 5 level) courses
Objectives

SFP involves not just parents or children alone, but the whole family. It is a 14 week skills enhancing programme. It is an inter-agency initiative, delivered by a range of community, statutory and voluntary local services in Blanchardstown which is managed and funded by Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force.

Content

The SFP curriculum includes three courses (Parent skills training, Teen skills training and Family life skills training) that involves the whole family in three classes run on the same night once a week for 14 weeks.

Target Group

The Strengthening Families Program (Kumpfer & DeMarsh, 1989; Kumpfer, DeMarsh, & Child, 1989) is an evidence-based 14-week family skills training program for parents and their teenagers (Age 12-16) in three classes run on the same night once a week.

Crèche facilities and child care is provided for younger children in family (aged 1-5yrs) and youth group is provided for children aged 6-11yrs.

Entry Requirement

Referrals can come from many different sources: self-referral, schools, School completion Programmes, Youthreach, Social Workers, JLOs, Family services, Youth services, Child & Family Services, Garda Youth Diversion Projects, Community Mental Health Centres, Housing Projects, Drug Treatment Centres, Community Drug Teams, Probation, Rehabilitation Projects and other local agencies

Selection Procedure
Qualification
n.a.
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
n.a.
Background
  • SFP is a family based Programme which aims to improve parenting and family functioning by strengthening the family
  • Strong families reduce risk for many adverse behaviors in children & teens; substance abuse, teen pregnancy, school failure, aggression and delinquency.
Dates / Availability
6–8.30pm, every Tuesday for 14 weeks in a local community centre
Location
Blanchardstown, Dublin
Region
Dublin
Application
Contact Blanchardstown LDTF
Cost
Free of charge