Stronger Families Project

The Stronger Families Project is designed for both parents/caregivers and their youth ages 10-14. The Stronger Families Project utilizes the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 curriculum, an evidence-based program, and FamJam curriculum.  

The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 curriculum gives families tools and strategies to strengthen the family unit, teaching them the importance of implementing love and limits in a family.  

FamJam is a fun and interactive game night that focuses on the risks of drug and alcohol use.  

Through our curriculum, The Stronger Families Project will:

  • Prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems
  • Strengthen parents/youth communications skills
  • Increase family bonding and cohesion
  • Increase academic success in youth
  • Prevent violence and aggressive behavior at home and at school
  • Increase parent knowledge of risk and harm of abuse of alcohol and controlled substances

The World Health Organization named Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 the #1 prevention program out of 6,000 programs analyzed for long-term effects on substance use and misuse. 

Statewide Target Area:  Apache, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai Counties. The school districts collaborating on this project are Round Valley, St. Johns, Blue Ridge, Show Low, Bullhead City, Kingman, Marana, Sahuarita, and Santa Cruz. 

For more information, please contact  Tim Larsen (520) 744-9595 ex 139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Stronger Families Project


20% decrease in their family conflict

30% increase in their family bonds

37% increase in family communication.