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Creating Peaceful Families
The JFCS program, Creating Peaceful Families, is an innovative prevention/early intervention school and community-based program. In collaboration with several schools and organizations around Maricopa County, Creating Peaceful Families utilizes nationally recognized curricula such as that created by Student Assistance Training International, Character Counts!, Project Alert and Second Step to improve coping skills, strengthen support systems and community connections, and improve the community's ability to identify and address critical issues. Areas addressed include bullying, substance abuse prevention, anger management and conflict resolution, character education, and other topics upon request.
Services are provided to students, parents, and personnel in local schools/community programs and include:
Psycho-Educational Support Groups: 45 minute, eight-week groups comprised of 6-8 at-risk students per group that follow an age-appropriate curriculum. These support groups are often the key difference in helping children to realize academic success, have positive peer relationships, improve coping and resiliency skills, and increase self-esteem.
Classroom Presentations: 45 minute, in-class presentations to students in schools and community programs that focus on bullying, character, peer-relationships, and other topics as requested.
Staff Development Training and Parent Workshops: These are topic-specific parent education workshops and school staff in-service training that educates parents/guardians and school personnel so that they may more effectively identify and address critical issues affecting children. Training teachers and parents how to utilize effective, positive parenting skills, and identify and respond to challenging issues reinforces a child's chance of success, and reduces risk factors.
Family Support Services: Through the facilitation of presentations, groups, and workshops, students and families in need of additional services are identified, and are provided with needs assessments and linkages to community resources. This intervention is often a troubled family's first connection to community services and prevents the escalation of family crises.
We believe in the Success and Safety oF our Children!
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