Strengthening Families Program Scheduled in Monmouth County

Monmouth County, NJ -- Beginning Tuesday, May 8, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention will host Strengthening Families, a free 14-week education program for Monmouth County parents, grandparents, guardians and their 12 – 14 year olds. The weekly sessions will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Monmouth Cares in West Long Branch, NJ. A complimentary dinner will be served. Registration is required.

The Strengthening Families education program will teach participants how to improve communication skills, develop effective conflict resolution techniques, set goals and establish family meetings. The program has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a model parenting program. Gifts will be awarded to families with regular attendance. Upon completion of the program, a graduation ceremony will be held where all participants receive a certificate.

Strengthening Families is funded by the Monmouth County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. For more information, or to register to attend, please contact Alyson Zilai, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, at 732-942-5753 or, by Tuesday, May 1.

For more information about the Institute’s programs, please visit

Date: March 13, 2012

Contact – Public Relations

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