The program is no cost to the participants and has many incentives including a fun, engaging and interactive field trip at the end of the program in addition to weekly drawings for gift cards and a family dinner at each session. The program will run for 7 weeks beginning May 11 through June 22. The program is being held at the Riverview Family Success Center in Penns Grove although anyone from any county can attend and if needed, transportation can be provided.
The evidenced-based program “Strengthening Families” works to support families whom are affiliated in some way to the military. The objectives of the program are to encourage healthy and positive behaviors, promote effective discipline, develop family values and communication skills, and resist peer pressure and cope with stress with healthy strategies.