The YWCA of the Upper Lowlands, Inc.

246 Church Street

Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 773-7158 Main Office

(803) 775-3851 Fax

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Parenting Enrichment Programs

Parenting Enrichment

Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) serves families with children ages 6 to 11 through local partners in settings that include community centers, schools, and churches. SFP is designed to help families develop positive discipline practices, stay resilient in tough times, reduce conflict, improve parenting skills, and assist children with social skills, relationships, and school performance. All of these factors play an important role in keeping families strong while protecting against potential abuse or neglect and adverse childhood experiences.

Participants complete a 14-session program graduate. The sessions, which always begin with a family meal, typically last 2½ hours and include parents and children meeting separately to work with group leaders before coming together for shared activities to finish. Participants who successfully complete the 14-session program graduate in a celebratory style. (Children’s Trust of South Carolina)