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Building Strong Families
Research-based educational program that helps families identify and build on their strengths, face challenges and make informed choices, improve relationships, and increase positive communication.


Focus on Kids
Workshop to help divorced and separated parents learn how to support their children through the divorce process and how to work together in co-parenting their children. Focus on Kids satisfies the Missouri law that requires parents who are divorcing or filing a motion to modify the original divorce decree to attend an educational parenting program. It is conducted in cooperation with Missouri’s circuit courts.


Relatives as Parents
Provides education for relative caregivers. Topics included may range from parenting and relationship building to financial and legal issues.


MU Family Impact Center
Family Impact Center's mission is to bring University of Missouri programs and resources to those in the community in order to provide education, meet needs and improve quality of life.



Additional Resources



Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Greater St. Louis

University-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high quality trauma-focused services to youth, families and the community.


Missouri Family to Family

A statewide network of families offering free supports to people with disabilities and their families.



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