Family Empowerment Program

Family Empowerment

Family Empowerment teaches and guides parents in implementing parenting strategies that have proven effective in building trusting, healthy relationships. 


Parents learn skills and techniques, specifically focusing on Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI). TBRI is a trauma-informed approach where caregivers will learn how to best connect with and empower their child while also correcting challenging behaviors. This program is appropriate for adoptive, foster, kinship, and any family struggling to manage their children’s behavior


Family Empowerment is effective because the child is able to live less in the “fear part of the brain” when a parent is connecting and regulated. Children and families work together to share power and work as a team while a parent is still “the Boss”. Parents identify the underlying need of the child, rather than looking at the surface of what is going on. The more the child sees and understands how to respond and what is expected of them they will want to be successful.

Pathway also offers special workshops and training sessions to adoptive parents, as well as helpful support, direction, and connection to resources. Please see our current post-adoption support groups or call our office at 330.493.0083 for more information. 

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Pathway Caring for Children

Canton/Administrative Office 

4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A

Canton, OH 44718

Phone: 330.493.0083

Cleveland Office

25300 Lorain Rd Suite 330

North Olmsted, OH 44070

Phone: 440.586.8202

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Toll Free: 1.800.838.7284



Pathway is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Pathway is funded in part by United Way of Greater Stark County, and is a Stark Mental Health Addiction Recovery provider Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.

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