5/13/19 Week 10, 11, & 12: With Confluence weekend quickly approaching, we finished up the remaining lessons in the Powerful Families, Powerful Communities curriculum. We completed sessions 3, 4, and 5 – with session 3 being an all-around favorite. The youth focused on the consequences of obeying rules and disobeying rules and how those consequences can impact their future.
We also prepped them for the family session where they would role-play different scenarios that showcased a difficult conversation that a family might have. This was one of our favorite activities when we came together for the family session. The youth became the parent and the parent became the youth. It was a good experience for the youth to see how hard it can be to be in the role of a caregiver and how it’s not always as easy as they think it is.
Both of our families hated that this was our last meeting. They really enjoyed coming together weekly for the meal, to spend time together, and to share the experiences that they were having with the new tools they were using in their own homes.