Strengthening Families

Working Together, Moving Forward

mother and son in playroomStrengthening Strengthening Families is one of the many services Youth for Change provides to youth in Butte County. The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) located in Oroville, serves all Butte County 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 Butte County 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):

Tiny Tots: RAge appropriate activities that the parent and child can engage in together. Frequency -- weekly.

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

Baby and Me: Parents can socialize with one another and talk about what life as a new parent is all about. Babies can play, sleep or just be held (staff are always willing to help out in this area).

Concrete Supports Offered:

*Must schedule an appointment and have requested documentation and when funding is available.

Olive Highway Center
Formerly The Family Place (Paradise)
2856 Olive Highway, Suite A
Oroville, CA 95966
Telephone: 530-230-0211

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