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Present results of the Building Strong Families Project in the Dominican Republic

UNODC, the Ministry of Education and the National Drug Council presented the results of the Strengthening Families project in the Dominican Republic.
This project includes three programs:
Strengthening Families Program, with which more than 700 families and more than 200 facilitators have been trained.
Parental Skills Program, which has 780 parents, mothers and / or trained tutors; more than 250 trained facilitators and 28 Certified Facilitators of Trainers (TOF).
And the Strong Families Short Version Program, of which the Dominican Republic was the first country that implemented it in Latin America, reaching more than 160 families and 87 trained facilitators.

The objective of this project is the establishment and implementation of programs to prevent the consumption of drugs and other risky behaviors (such as prevention of early pregnancies, HIV and other STIs, school dropouts, violent or criminal behaviors), through strengthening of the bond of families and school, offering tools to families and methodologies based on scientific evidence to schools.
Building Strong Families consists of several sub-programs based on family skills that provide prevention in the public health field, to form strong families that effectively benefit the mental health of children and young people of both sexes.
This UNODC project is funded by the International Affairs Section against Drug Trafficking and Law Enforcement of the United States Embassy and coordinated with the National Drug Council and the Ministry of Education.
The Building Strong Families Project is being implemented since 2016 and lasts for three years. 

Since its inception has been widely accepted and positive impact in the communities where it has been implemented, reaching vulnerable sectors such as Villa Mella, Los Minas, Eixample Capotillo, La Darn, Cristo Rey, Las Cañitas, Los Alcarrizos, Gualey, Dominic Savio, the Mameyes, among others.
The project ends on June 30, but the country has the installed capacity to continue with the three programs and are extending them nationwide.