Strengthening Individuals and Families Across the Lifespan

Strengthening Families Program

Purdue Extension Tippecanoe County and Willowstone Family Services are partnering to offer the Strengthening Families Program. 

The Strengthening Families Program is for ALL families with youth between the ages of 10-14. It is a seven week program that focuses on building family skills taught in group sessions to increase family strengths. The program emphasizes improving family relationships, parenting skills, and cultivating youth's social and life skills.

Topics addressed include: communications skills, problem solving, goal setting, resisting peer pressure, reducing stress and more!

Call (765) 474-0793 to register at Tippecanoe County Extension Office. Deadline is February 19!

The cost is only $20 per family for an entire seven week course, dinner included.

Strengthening Families Flyer - full schedule

The World Health Organization named the Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10 to 14 years old as the number one prevention program out of 6,000  analyzed for long-term effects on substance use and misuse. For every dollar spent on this program, $9.60 comes back to the community as benefits for youth in the form of less jail time, less time off work, and less time in treatment. We're looking forward to seeing the continued impact and benefits within our community! 

  • Classes begin 2/26, register by 2/19




    Willlowstone Family Services

    Howarth Center, Suite 101

    615 N. 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47904


  • Insight Program begins February 21, sign up now!




    Willowstone Family Services, Howarth Center, 615 N. 18th Street, Suite 101, Lafayette, IN 47904

    What is Insight?

    Insight is a five week early intervention program for youth in grades 7-12 who are using and/or abusing alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.

    Cost: FREE

    To sign up contact: Sara Tyner, Insight Coordinator (765) 423-5361, ext. 2359 or

    Visit for full program details.

  • Pledge to The Penny Harvest Campaign


    Make a pledge and partner with us to support addiction recovery and mental health wellness for youth and families in Tippecanoe County. Become a donation site and commit to raise your pledge amount. All proceeds support our mental health services, as well as substance abuse and recovery programs.


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    $500      Gold

    $100       Silver

    Click here to Donate today!

  • Active Parenting classes begin March 7, sign up today.



    Willowstone Family Services, Howarth Center, 615 N. 18th Street, Suite 101, Lafayette, IN 47904

    What are Active Parenting classes?

    An evidenced based video and discussion program for parents/guardians of children of all ages designed to:

    • Discuss positive communication & discipline techniques
    • Find out strategies for school success
    • Provide confidential & professional guidance in a supportive environment 

    For more information contact Dan Lima, PHD at (765) 423-5361 or

  • The 2019 Cinderella Ball




    The Purdue Memorial Union North & South Ballroom
    101 North Grant Street, West Lafayette

    Willowstone Family Services invites you to spend an evening full of magical surprises with your favorite princess.