Thornwell’s Strengthening Families program is a fourteen-week program designed to help families strengthen their bond through education, enrichment, and community. Strengthening Families seeks to prevent family crises before they happen or assist in the healing process of families that have endured trauma. The program serves parents hoping to improve their parenting skills, children with problem behaviors or social struggles, and families that have experienced divorce, job loss, death, or other difficult circumstances. Families with children ages 6 to 11 gather once a week on Thornwell’s campus to share a meal together. Then, adults and children meet in separate groups to learn at their own pace and style. At the end of the session, families reunite to practice and solidify their learning through group activities. Thornwell is building tomorrow’s families by educating and equipping the whole family so that children and parents can build stronger bonds no matter the family’s stage of life.