Fuertes Juntos/Strong Together
is a resilient parenting program that uses skills building activities and mindfulness exercises to help parents build on their current strengths. Parents learn skills and exercises in the classroom, which they can later teach and use with their families at home. UCLA CARES staff works closely with the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to facilitate the Fuertes Juntos/Strong Together curriculum at three different schools including Jordan High School, Santee Educational Complex, and Roosevelt High School. These schools are located in Watts and Boyle Heights, two historically underserved and under-resourced communities. Currently, the curriculum is facilitated once a month at each school, over a period of six months. The Fuertes Juntos/Strong Together curriculum consists of six sessions. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. However, the curriculum is flexible and can be facilitated in various ways, such as weekly, biweekly, or monthly. The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.