Marquette – Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula will offer Strengthening Families, a free program for families challenged by a substance abuse or mental health problems and have a desire to improve family life as a part of their recovery, on Thursday, January 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 927 W. Fair Avenue in Marquette. Families are defined as one or more adults with long-term responsibility for one or more children.
The program includes: a free family meal, child care for children age 3 and younger, a parents group with the focus on developing improved skills for family life, a skills group for children ages 6 to 11 and 12 to 16, and a family group to practice together the skills learned in groups.
The Strengthening Families program was specifically developed for the children of parents who abuse alcohol and drugs. Its purpose is to reduce the risk factors in children of substance abusers by improving the family environment and the parents’ abilities to nurture and provide appropriate learning opportunities for their children. The program is offered every Thursday through April 22.
For information or to register, call Judith Krause at 227-9119.
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