Welcome! You’ve found the right place if you are interested in learning how to strengthen your family relationships. The UVU Stronger Families Project is an educational, family-based class one night a week for 8 weeks. Using an evidence-based, nationally-recognized curriculum, we teach both parents and children how to improve their interaction and emotional patterns within the family.

Research on our program demonstrates improved parenting skills and family relationships; a reduction in problem behaviors, and improved social competencies and school performance. Under the leadership of UVU Family Science and Social Work faculty, UVU student interns implement the program in 5-6 locations across Utah County. Sign up for classes by clicking on the green tabs. Therapy is offered at no charge to those who have been or are currently participants in the program.

Stronger Families Services

Program

The Family Wellness Program offers “Survival Skills,” a research-based family life education course specially designed to meet the relational needs of parents and their children in our community. Classes are taught at various locations across Utah County by student interns and staff from Utah Valley University. Participants in SFP meet one evening per week over the length of the 9-week course. SFP provides the tools necessary to help families reach their optimal potential. 

Due to preventative measures surrounding COVID-19, the Stronger Families Project will host classes 100% remotely for the Spring 2021 semester. We are committed to providing the highest quality, most engaging virtual program possible.

Registration for Spring 2021 will open January 2021. To be added to a waitlist for Spring 2021, please email strongerfamilies@uvu.edu

Workshops

The Stronger Families Project partners with community experts to provide specialized free workshops. These workshops are typically intended for adults and teach fundamental skills for happy, healthy relationships (in the past, these have covered topics such as money management and communication in relationships). All are invited to register for and attend! 

Workshops will not be held during the 2020 - 2021 school year due to preventive measure surronding COVID - 19. 

Therapy

The Stronger Families Project partners with Utah Valley University’s Master of Social Work program to provide free mental health therapy for families participating in the Stronger Families Project. Master of Social Work students provide therapy under the direction and supervision of our Clinical Director. This vital service is another way the Stronger Families Project is serving families in becoming healthier and happier.

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