GateWay Counseling Center continues its partnership with Thornwell Children’s Home in Clinton, SC, and Children’s Trust of South Carolina to provide the Strengthening Families Program for families in the Laurens County area. The Strengthening Families Program focuses on five protective factors: parental resilience, social-emotional competence of children, social support, understanding child development, and concrete support. The goals of the program is to reduce risks for many adverse behaviors in children, be supportive of the families involved in a stressful rewarding environment, enhance family bonding, family supervision (communication) and family and peer norms.

Cost and Info

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 2 hours, 14 weeks in-person program
  • Requirement: Must be a Parent/Guardian of a child between the ages of 6-11 and reside in Laurens County
  • Time: Tuesdays 5:30PM – 7:30PM when Fall and Spring scheduled cycles begins

For more information, visit the Strengthening Families webpage.