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Program’s aim: Grow stronger families

Course starts with dinner, focuses on communication

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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:14 am | Updated: 12:00 pm, Tue Dec 3, 2013.

Children gobbling down plates of spaghetti and parents and kids chatting about their day could be the scene from any dinner table, but on Thursday nights at Head Start in Casa Grande, the simple act of sitting down for a meal is one of several activities aimed at improving intrafamily dynamics.

Run by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension of Pinal County, Strengthening Families is a 16-week skill-building program for parents or caretakers. Through the program, participants learn effective communication skills that can strengthen family ties and reduce behavior problems in children.

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