Strengthening Relationships/Strengthening Families

We are Here for You

The Strengthening Relationships/Strengthening Families (SR/SF) program assists adolescent parents in building and maintaining healthy relationships by helping them develop their personal and relationship skills and connecting them to necessary resources. 

Annually, we serve 120-160 adolescent mothers, fathers, and members of their support network (ex. friends, family), in Central Texas.  Sessions are facilitated in English and Español.

2,059 adolescents served since 2005

8 school districts served in Central Texas

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Empowering Young Parents

SR/SF aims to support pregnant and parenting adolescents in developing skills that will help them achieve their personal, relationship, and parenting goals.

Program facilitators provide weekly group sessions focused on parenting etc. within students’ schools.
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New/Current Participants

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SR/SF 2021 Team

Get Involved with Our Team

In order to reach our program objectives, we partner with various universities and organizations across the Central Texas area to provide additional supports to our students. There are three ways that you can become involved:

Interns participating in the SR/SF Intervention Internship

Intervention Internship 

Help administer our intervention and support services in one of our 12 schools.

Interns participating in the SR/SF Research Assistantship

Research Assistantship

Help us collect evaluation and research data to improve our programming and share our lessons learned with others.

SR/SF facilitators hosting Summer Academy

Summer Academy

Host workshops, a resource table, or become a volunteer to provide additional enrichment activities to our participants.

SR/SF 2019 Team

Why Our Work Matters

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Research Productivity 

In addition to the services provided, another important component of the SR/SF project is research. The SR/SF Research & Evaluation Team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty who collaborate to collect and analyze data from students involved in our programs and their coparents.

The surveys and focus groups conducted with our students help us to better understand the experience of being an adolescent parent and develop or improve programming. Over the past 5 years, the research team has given 21 presentations and prepared 5 journal articles.

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