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Smart Steps for Step Families

 

Smart Steps for Adults and Children in Stepfamilies
This 6-session research-based educational curriculum is designed for remarried or partnering couples and their children. It focuses on building couple and family strengths while addressing the unique needs and issues that face couples in stepfamilies. Children and adults attend parallel sessions, coming together at the end for a shared activity. The program uses informational presentations, group discussion, and a multi-media approach to teach strategies for building healthy relationships and stable stepfamilies. Smart Steps for Stepfamilies addresses these topics:
  • Stepfamily myths
  • Realistic expectations for adults and children
  • Stages of stepfamily development
  • Legal issues
  • Finances
  • Defining roles and rules
  • Developing empathy
  • Understanding child development
  • Stepparent-stepchild relationships
  • Communication with your child's other parent
  • Building respectful and caring relationships
Classes are being offered at various locations
Contact the location nearest you for dates and times
Classes are free and child care is provided
 
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