For Youth and Parents

Youth First works with the entire family unit, from first-time parents with babies to families with teenagers.

Available Programs

Strengthening Families

This 7-10 week universal program is for all parents or caregivers with children ages 3-5, 6-9 or 10-14. The program offers a family dinner along with fun and interactive parent, youth and family sessions. Click here to watch our Strengthening Families Video View the impact of the Youth First Strengthening Families Program here: 2014-2015 and […]

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Family Connections

This is a selective 6-week program for teens demonstrating risky behaviors and their families. This intervention program was developed by Youth First, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association (SAMSHA) awarded a grant to YF for evaluation enhancement and research. View the impact of the Family Connections Program here: 2012-2015 Family Connections Brief

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Family Foundations

This program offered to expectant parents is proven to help couples maintain strong family bonds, reduce stress and raise healthy, well-adjusted children. The first half of the program is facilitated prenatally in the third trimester, and the second half of the program is facilitated after the baby is born to sharpen and extend skills as […]

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Talk. They Hear You.

Parents, you have the power to help prevent underage drinking by talking to your children early and often about the dangers of alcohol. The sooner you talk to your kids about alcohol, the greater chance you have of influencing their decisions.  Prepare for one of the most important conversations you may ever have with SAMHSA’s […]

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