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Dec/Jan 2007Vol. 7, No. 9Promoting Positive Family Development

Powerful Families is a website sponsored by Casey Family Programs and community- and faith-based organizations as a resource for training families and caregivers for self-sufficiency. The Powerful Families program is a strengths-based, parent empowerment model for promoting family stability and security. The program provides parents, kinship care providers, and foster youth becoming legal adults with tools to advocate for the material and psychological needs of their families. Free workshops teach parents to become better financial managers and more effective leaders and advocates for their families and communities.

Resources on the Powerful Families website include a parent's toolkit with parenting tips and a facilitator's toolkit that features ice-breakers and exercises, curriculum summaries, and a listserv for sharing information. The site also provides a program evaluation and a listing of scheduled workshops and other events.

[Editor's note: This link no longer exists.]