Programs are intended to empower parents and family members with the knowledge and skills to promote their child’s growth and social–emotional development as well as attend to their own mental well-being. We help build stronger families. Family training programs is a program that helps parents to manage their children’s behaviors with approaches and techniques that are specifically suited to meeting the family’s needs.

Although parenting programs vary in terms of format, length, and target population, they share a common goal: to increase parents’ knowledge of parenting and healthy child development, including the importance of positive parent–child interactions and responsive, nurturing relationships. Programs also seek to promote family well-being and strengthen families’ protective factors (e.g., parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children), which studies have demonstrated increase the likelihood of positive outcomes for children and families. FAMILY RERLATIONSHIP PROGRAMS improve parent-empowerment activities intended to support parents as leaders and advocates for their children in schools, in communities, and at the state level.

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