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Strengthening Families Program Scheduled in Neptune, NJ


Monmouth County, NJ -- Beginning on Tuesday, September 16, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, in partnership with the Neptune Township School District, will host Strengthening Families (SF), a free 14-week education program for Monmouth County parents, grandparents and guardians, and their 9th graders, utilizing the award-winning SF curriculum. The program will be held each week, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Neptune.

The SF education program assists parents and guardians in enriching existing skills to establish a successful, healthy, substance-free future for their child and becoming better prepared to meet the complexity of today's parenting challenges. Youth participants in SF practice effective communication, healthy coping strategies and skills for resisting peer pressure. A free family dinner will be provided each week.

Free on-site child care will be provided for children under 10, gifts will be awarded to families with regular attendance and upon completion of the program, a graduation ceremony will be held where all participants receive a certificate.

For more information or to register to attend, please contact Jennifer Marziale at 732.942.5753 or, at least one week prior to the program start date. Space is limited. Please RSVP by September 2.

Strengthening Families is funded by the Monmouth County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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