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Strengthening Families (Anne Arundel FY17 and Beyond) - Annual

Program Summary

The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children's social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for high-risk families. Parents and children participate in SFP, both separately and together. Cycles are generally held in one or more of our Communities of Hope each year. 

Target Population

Families in in one or more of our Communities of Hope focusing on those impacted by incarceration and who have experienced trauma/ACES.


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Story Behind the Curve

In FY23, three cycles were held in three different Communities of Hope:

  • Brooklyn Park
  • West County (at the West County Family Support Center)
  • Annapolis (by our partners at Centro de Ayuda focusing on the needs of Hispanic/Latinx families).

All three cycles were incredibly successful. In addition, funds were used to train additional facilitators as we discovered a lack of available partners in the South County area with staff trained to operate the program. This training increased our county's capacity to offer Strengthening Families in all communities. 

  • The Partnership's Systems of Care program
  • Communities of Hope
  • Local faith institutions
  • Dept. of Detention Facilities
  • A.A. Co. Health Department
  • A.A. Co. Public Schools
  • Public Defenders Office
  • YES program
  • Court system
  • Centro de Ayuda
  • West County Family Support Center
  • Teen Parent Program
What Works
  • Fidelity to Strengthening Family model and curriculum
  • Program leaders/staff that include previous participants that found success in the program
  • Additional opportunities for children and families to engage and relate to each other (and other program families) in social and informal settings
  • Referrals from criminal justice system to ensure service to families impacted by incarceration
  • Referrals from other Partnership-funded programs and initiatives to ensure service to families impacted by incarceration
Action Plan

As this program is performing well there are no action items at this time.

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