14-session group support program to promote strong and resilient families.
The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is an internationally recognized, evidence-based family skills training program for high-risk and general population families.
This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.
SFP is for all families – not just at-risk families.
Families with babies and toddlers
Families with preschool-aged children
Parents and children attend 14 weekly group sessions, learning parenting and life skills both separately and together. A weekly meal provides families with the opportunity for skills practice, peer-to-peer support, and coaching.
Community-based workshops and classes
Education and support for the whole family
SFP has been shown to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors including substance abuse, and improve social competencies and academic performance.
group sessions offered
ParentingParents as Teachers
Home visitation and group support for families, before birth and through age five.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home visiting program that supports parents in their role as a child's first and most important teacher.
ParentingTriple P (Positive Parenting Program)
One of the world's most-trusted parenting programs, Triple P is used in 30 countries around the world.
Home visitation for first time mothers, from pregnancy until the child turns two.
Home visitation for families with 2- and 3-year olds to promote early literacy skills
Adult education for parents of children 0-5 to pursue HS diploma, GED or English language skills
12-week group support for parents for their child’s social and emotional development and behavior
ParentingLibrary Based Programs
Library staff visit child care and preschool classrooms providing books, storytelling, and staff training.
Group support for parents with low literacy levels in reading to their children
ParentingReach Out and Read
Books and information on reading books to children provided during well-child visits
LENA Home uses innovative technology to assess a family's home language environment and boost positive interactions between parents and children ages 0-3.
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