SFP3-5 Successful in Early Implementations

In trials on the east and west coasts, an adaptation of SFP 6-11 for high risk families with pre-school children ages 3 to 5 years released in 2006 has produced successful initial results. Core skills of SFP 3-5 for parents and younger children are essentially the same as in SFP6-11, but presentation, exercises, and language have been adapted for the understanding and attention spans of younger ages.

Lessons in SFP3-5 completely parallel SFP6-11 and both versions are easily presented together to accommodate families with children in both age groups. Parallel presentation of both versions requires only more group leaders for the additional children’s group and dividing the Family Session into a shorter first period for the younger children and a longer second period for older children.