Nov 8 - Dec 31, 2018

Partners For Peace


Partners For Peace Mission: Building strong families for a peaceful community.
Vision: all families in Monterey County will have an opportunity to acquire the skills needed to develop a strong and healthy family.

The Big Idea

To bring our family/parent prevention and intervention education continuum to ALL families in Monterey County.

Partners For Peace (P4P) builds strong families for a peaceful community through our three family/parent prevention/intervention educational programs. As stated by #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Marianne Williamson, “There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.” We seek to expand our programs that strengthen the family unit, improve communication and promote healthy development of youth through delivery of our evidence based programs: Strengthening Families Program, an 8-week program for parents and youth ages 10-16 years, which seeks to improve communication skills, problem solving between parents and youth; The Parent Project for difficult or out-of-control teens, who are chronically truant, use drugs and alcohol or are violent/involved in gangs and Parent Project Junior – Loving Solutions, for parents raising children 5-10 who are difficult, strong-willed or highly impulsive. Our programs show a reduction of drug use and delinquent behavior by 30-60%, as well as increased school performance, lower levels of aggression and improved parenting skills.

“People might not see it, but these programs have changed me. I am calmer and I listen to my kids more. These programs are about love and limits. Saying “I love you” everyday to your child, knowing where they are at, who they are hanging out with and finding positive activities to fill their time. I am a better person and a better parent because of these programs. The tools I learned work!” (Margarita Cervantez, graduate of Strengthening Families Program, Loving Solutions program and The Parent Project. She went on to complete the 40-hour Parent Project training in February of 2017 and is now delivering her first Parent Project class in partnership with a Behavioral Health specialist.)

— Margarita Cervantez, Salinas