Anthony, age 17


Youth in Children’s Harbor Family Strengthening Program

Anthony, a 17 year old, was failing all his classes, chronically truant, and struggling to manage his anger. After being ejected from the football team, his parents felt overwhelmed by his attitude and behavior, both at home and at school. His high school referred him and his family Children’s Harbor Family Strengthening Program for in-home counseling. By working with the family counselor and learning skills from the Nurturing Parenting curriculum, Anthony and his parents were able to rebuild a trusting relationship. Anthony opened up and told his parents about some of the peer pressure he had been facing at school. The enhanced family communication had a made a huge difference. Anthony is now a straight A student and is back on the football team.