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Registration open for Harford’s Strengthening Families Program classes

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Registration is open for The SUCCESS Project’s Strengthening Families Program. The family skills workshop, designed for those with children ages 6-11, is aimed to build better parent-child relationships and reduce negative behaviors.

Classes will be held via weekly Zoom meetings on either Tuesday or Thursday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Feb. 22 and continuing through May 5. Prizes and incentives will be awarded each week of the 11-week course. Space is limited. Registration is required. Interested participants may sign up here.


The free program is made possible by a grant from the Harford County Department of Community Services.

The Strengthening Families Program is based on an award-winning model developed in 1982 by Dr. Karol Kumpfer, a psychology professor at the University of Utah. Through a series of structured games, activities and discussions, parents learn how to better monitor their children’s emotional well-being and reduce risk factors for substance abuse, mental health problems and delinquency.


The SUCCESS Project’s first Strengthening Families Program in 2021 was a success, according to Nicki Biggs, executive director of The SUCCESS Project.

“Our first-year participants raved about the communication skills gained and close bonds formed, so we are eager to help more families better connect with each other and learn how to address difficult behavior through this free, digital program,” Biggs said.

The Cook Family graduated from the first class of The SUCCESS Project's Strengthening Families Program in 2021. Registration is now open for the  2022 class, which begins in February.