Strengthening Families Program

Family Skills Building Classes:
Fun. Convenient. Life-changing.
Spend time together. Enjoy a free meal. Learn about each other.

Thornwell offers the Strengthening Families Program in Laurens County, SC. Strengthening Families is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for struggling families.

Strengthening Families is an evidence-based family skills training program, which means it’s been proven to work. The program has been found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships and reduce problem behaviors, improve social competencies, and school performance.

See What Others Have to Say

Thornwell partners with the Children’s Trust of South Carolina to provide the Strengthening Families program. Check out what they say about our work strengthening families in Laurens County.

Upcoming event!

Join us on Tuesday, August 13 for our Strengthening Families Open House! You’ll meet our staff and learn about our strength-based classes. Can’t wait to see you there!

The next Strengthening Families cycle begins on September 3!




A 14-week program, Strengthening Families takes place on Thornwell’s campus in Clinton, SC for families with children between the ages of six and 11.  Families enjoy a free meal together and then break out into groups.  Parents work with a family specialist to learn parenting skills and strategies while children work with a different family specialist to learn about appropriate behavior.

At the end of each week’s session, families receive attendance incentives, food, and family games and activities to enjoy and practice their skills in between classes. Strengthening Families offers a fun, casual, and energetic environment that helps children and families improve their behaviors and build a healthier home life.

Watch Families Work Together

What does it look like when families participate in the Strengthening Families program? This short video includes pictures of families during classes, at dinner, and on graduation night.

For More Information

Do you live in Laurens County, SC and want to know more about the Strengthening Families program? If so, please call 864-938-2734 or complete the form below.

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