Strengthening Families

Working Together, Moving Forward

mother and son in playroomStrengthening Families is one of the many services Youth for Change provides to youth on the Ridge. The Paradise Ridge Strengthening Families Program (PRSFP) at the The Family Place serves Paradise Ridge families with children ages 0-5 years old. The program aims to improve the ability for families to meet basic needs, support children's social and emotional health and school readiness, and prevent child abuse and neglect. These goals will be met through the implementation of seven strategies: linking families to services; strengthening parenting skills; responding to family crisis; enhancing children's social-emotional growth; developing families' social networks; and identifying early signs of child abuse and neglect.

Vision: For all Ridge families to be happy, healthy, thriving and actively engaged with each other and the community with children reaching their full potential.

Mission: To effectively collaborate with community partners to provide services and resources that empower, strengthen and preserve families with children in order to equip them to succeed socially, emotionally, physically and financially.

5 Protective Factors:

Parental Resilience: This means to be both strong and flexible. Be able to handle life's challenging situations. Bounce back when we get knocked down.

Positive Social Connections: Parents need friends and family members to have their back; people they can go to when in need.

Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development: Part of being a great parent is part natural and part learned. Children don't come with a manual; we need to have tools in our parent toolbox.

Social and Emotional Competence of Children: Parents need to help their children communicate. Social and emotional skills are things like dealing with conflict, making friends, expressing your emotions in a positive way.

Concrete Supports in Times of Need: Everyone needs help sometimes. This is both in times of crisis (physical or emotional). It also means getting help with your role as a provider.

Programs We Offer (all free of cost):

Birthday Program: Registered families can host their child's birthday party here, have birthday cards sent to their child, and even select a gift for their child.

Cooking Class: Learn to cook favorite recipes while meeting other parents. Make the recipe here and take it home to share with the family. Children are welcome. Frequency -- once a month.

Donuts with Dad: dads and kids can enjoy quality time with one another, all while eating Dolly O' Donuts and participating in fun projects. Frequency -- one a month.

Mother to Mother: Is parenting not what you thought it would be? Come talk it out with other moms feeling the same. Frequency -- twice a month

Parenting Classes: Parenting classes are provided by Butte College -- Foster Kinship Program and are FREE of cost. Classes are Fridays from 9:00am -12:00pm.

Tiny Tots: Age appropriate activities that the parent and child can engage in together. Frequency -- twice a month

Tot-Time: Parents and children interact in age appropriate, fun and educational activities. Frequency -- once a week.

Concrete Supports Offered:

*Must schedule an appointment and have requested documentation

Creating Change:

Parent Advisory Council: Parents meet and discuss ideas that they would like to see in our program and our community. The idea is for parents to have a voice on the Ridge. Ideas will then be brought to the attention of local decision makers. All community members are welcome to attend.

Ridge Network: A group of community representatives from childcare to community service providers with the goal of connecting services and using resources to provide effective services to families with children ages 0-5. All community members are welcome to attend.

The Family Place
1007 Bille Road
Paradise, California
(Across from Walgreens)
Telephone: 530-230-0211

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