Built on the STRONG framework and the Five Protective Factors this program reaches all populations and demographics, teaches and trains them with skills needed to strengthen bonds within families, and sends them into the community, armed with the strategies needed to build a healthier family unit, reducing stress, and advancing hope.

As Part of Our Family Strengthening Education Program We Offer:


Courses are provided to adults and children with additional customized classes and workshops. Classes for adults and teens are built on the STRONG framework, promoting the Five Protective Factors. Children’s programming is provided during in-person adult classes and parallels adult curriculum allowing parents to put into practice the strategies and skills learned in the adult course. All courses are offered free of charge.


Family Resiliency Course

  • 10-week courses
  • Aimed at reducing stress in families and encouraging healthy bonds
  • Classes offered in-person and virtually
  • Topics include: Coping and Managing Stress, Attachment and Healthy Relationships, Child Development and the Importance of Play, and Peaceful Parenting
  • Recipients receive a certificate of graduation for successful course completion
  • In-person courses have volunteer facilitated childcare available for infants and toddlers. All of our volunteers have been vetted and received criminal history checks.

Café Connect

  • Focused on the 5 Protective Factors, these small group workshops are offered at different times and days. Please contact FSEP staff for specifics.


  • 5 for 5 program: 5 topics for 5 weeks
  • Parallels adult curriculum allowing parents to put into practice strategies and skills learned in the adult course
  • Topics include: Managing Stress, Self-Esteem and Resilience Actions/Consequences, Healthy Relationships and Boundaries, Emotional Awareness, and Communication


  • Programming provided during in-person adult classes
  • Ages 5 – 12 years of age
  • Parallels adult curriculum allowing parents to put into practice strategies and skills learned in the adult course
  • Topics include: Self-Esteem, Boundaries, Communication Self-Control, Expressing Emotions, and Problem-Solving

Concrete Resources

Families cannot thrive without having concrete resources easily accessible. Family Strengthening Education Program provides participants with resources throughout the duration of the course. These may include:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Blankets
  • Books
  • Toys
  • School Supplies
  • Personal Hygiene Products


Read through the following information and then click ‘Enroll’ above to begin:

  • For ‘Participant Type’ enter yourself as ‘Primary’ and each of your children as ‘Child’.
  • If your spouse is signing up for a course, enter them as ‘Primary’. If your spouse is wanting to come to events, receive resources, or pop into a class here and there, please enter them as ‘Secondary’.
  • Even if your child is not participating in our children’s course, they still need to be enrolled. This is needed for grant purposes, as well as providing your family with resources.
  • You will need to fill out a separate form for each person being enrolled.
  • Once you have finished enrolling the required individuals, please email enroll@familyadvocates.org the names of each person to ensure your family is placed in the same household. (Questions can also be emailed to this same address.)

Parent or caregiver
seeking support

Call 208-345-3344 and enter extension 1015 to speak to one of our staff or fill out our contact form to begin the enrollment process.