The Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Educational Services Program is seeking community organizations to apply for fiscal 2010 grants to implement the Strengthening Families and Second Step model programs. The programs are approved by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Strengthening Families is a weekly three-hour, 14-session program for parents and children ages 6-11. The programs focuses on improving family relationships, parenting skills and children's social and life skills.
Second Step is a weekly one-hour program designed to encourage middle-school youth to resist impulsive decision-making, and learn to solve problems nonviolently.