Smart Steps for Stepfamilies

    Smart Steps for Stepfamilies

    Stepfamilies can be successful! This 7-week free course meets once a week for two hours and is for dating, cohabitating, or remarried couples who have a child or children from a previous relationship. The whole family can come and learn how to answer questions like:


    - How do I successfully parent stepchildren?

    - Is it possible to build a thriving stepfamily?

    - What are some healthy expectations for my family?

    - How do we parent across two households?

    Each time you meet, the family will eat together before the adults and youth (ages 6 & up) separate for class.  Children will learn about topics such as managing life changes, handling emotion, communication, and navigating conflict. As part of the program, on-site childcare is provided for children under the age of 5. The program uses Smart Steps: Embrace the Journey, a researched-based curriculum by Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder. You can learn more about Dr. Adler-Baeder's work by visiting

    Note: The ONLINE version only meets for 6 weeks and is only for adults.

    Register for Online Course



    Contact one of our partnering agencies near you to register for an in-person free class today!

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    Cache County The Family Place
    1525 North 200 West, Logan, UT 84341

    To Register:
    -OR- Call (435) 752-8880

    Salt Lake County The Family Support Center of Taylorsville
    1760 W 4805 S, Taylorsville, UT 84129
    To Register: 
    Call (801) 955-9110 ext. 116
    Utah County Kids on the Move
    475 W 260 N, Orem, UT 84057
    To Register: 
    -OR- Call (801) 221-9930
    Weber County Family Support Center of Ogden, Inc.
    3340 S Harrison Blvd, Suite 100, Ogden, UT 84403
    To Register: 
    Call (801) 393-3113


    Fact Sheets for additional learning.



    When asked what they learned from this course past participants have said:

    "How to help my daughter when she struggles at her dad's house."

    "How to better work through problems."

    "Our situation is more common than we thought."

    "How to understand differences between my children."

    "How to strengthen the couple relationship."

    "Better ways to communicate with my family."

    "Learning new parenting skills."



    Learn more about the courses we teach:

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