• Strengthening Families Program 


    The Berwick Area School District and Columbia Montour Family Centers collaborate to deliver the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). SFP is a FREE and FUN evidence-based skill building curriculum proven to enhance family communication and relationships as well as prevent behavior problems and substance abuse in youth.

    Martinez Family

    The program targets all families of students in 5th – 8th grades. The program is one day per week for 6 weeks and is 2 hours in length allowing youth and parents to meet separately with facilitators for the    first hour and then together doing family activities for the second hour.
    Acosta Family Activities include videos, role-playing discussions, games, and family projects.


    Youth will learn how to prepare for their teen years, avoid problems with drugs and alcohol, resist peer pressure, set goals, coping skills, and empathy toward parents/caregivers among several other topics.


    Parents/Caregivers will learn about the pre-teen/teen age group, establishing expectations for youth with a reward and consequence component, how to effectively solve problems with youth, and how to show love while setting limits.


    Together, families will strengthen communication and participate in family meetings and activities.


    Family dinner is provided and childcare may be provided upon request.
    Fall and Spring Sessions will be available.
    If you have any additional questions or would like to enroll in the program, you may contact your child's school counselor or Jennifer Parulis at 570-759-6400 ext. 3536.  
    You can also access the registration form by clicking here and returning the completed form to your child's school counselor before the end of September.