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Strengthening Families Program

What is Strengthening Families Program?

Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is an evidence-based prevention program for parents and children ages 3-5, 6-11 and 12-16 who would benefit from additional support to promote positive behavior change. SFP consists of parenting skills, children's life skills, and family skills training courses taught together in fourteen sessions.  Each week begins with a family meal that includes informal family practice time and group leader coaching.  Program content is based on three main themes/learning objectives including communication, connecting & limit setting.

Parents Learn Children Learn
  • to increase desired behaviors in children by using attention and rewards
  • clear communication
  • effective discipline
  • substance use education
  • problem solving
  • limit setting
  • effective communication
  • understanding feelings
  • coping with anger and criticism
  • stress management
  • social skills
  • problem solving
  • resisting peer pressure
  • consequences of substance use
  • compliance with parental rules 

SFP in Johnson County

Locally we have a variety of partners in creating and sustaining SFP. 

Agencies Involved Faith Partners Involved
  • Johnson County Mental Health Center
  • Johnson County Department of Corrections
  • Johnson County Court Services
  • Johnson County Human Services
  • Johnson County Developmental Supports
  • Johnson County District Attorney’s Office
  • KVC
  • Overland Park Police Department
  • Olathe Police Department
  • Lenexa Police Department


  • First Baptist Church of Overland Park
  • Overland Park Church of the Nazarene
  • First Baptist Church of Gardner
  • Faith Journey Church
  • Pathway Community Church
  • Christ the Servant
  • Redemption Church
  • Heartland Community Church
  • Christ Community Church
  • First Presbyterian Church of Gardner
  • First Light Church
  • Fellowship Bible Church
  • Lenexa United Methodist Church

Opportunities to Get Involved

For more information on how to get involved, contact Megan Clark, community prevention coordinator, at [email protected] or 913-715-7880.

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