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Strong African American Families (SAAF) Breaking Bread Together

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Encouraging a Deeper Family Connectedness

Designed for youth and their caregivers, Strong African American Families (SAAF) improves familial relationships and builds on the strengths of each family while helping young people avoid risky and dangerous behaviors. 

SAAF is a seven-week family-centered program that encourages the use of parenting and resiliency skills.

The program targets families’ responses to challenges they are faced with:

  • Everyday parenting
  • Staying connected to youth
  • Peer pressure for substance/alcohol abuse
  • Early sexual activity

This program will give you the ability to help your kids avoid behavior problems, prepare you for their child’s adolescent years, and provide you with tools to help youth set and reach positive goals.

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For Parents:

  • Learn how to maintain firm boundaries while showing love.
  • Learn new forms of communication to solidify the family unit.
  • Learn to promote independence and goal setting with their child.

For Children:

  • Learn to develop and implement short- and long-term goals.
  • Engage in positive activities that will enable the youth to develop a more positive outlook on life and the future.
  • Refrain from engaging in negative behavior to increase overall quality of life.

WTCSB Services

We provide integrated services and relief for multiple mental health needs, support for individuals with developmental disabilities, and substance abuse help.

Same Day Access

Our exclusive Same-Day Access to care and 24/7 crisis intervention means our caring team of clinicians and counselors are always within reach.

Who We Are

Western Tidewater CSB is the leading authority in mental health and developmental services in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, and Southampton County. Learn more about what truly sets us apart.