Strongest Families Institute

Strongest Families Institute

Strongest Families Institute is a not-for-profit corporation providing evidence-based services to children and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and well-being. We provide timely care to families by teaching skills through our unique distance coaching approach – supporting families over the phone and Internet in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Strongest Families provides family-centered care that is customized to their needs.

    Our programs are designed to support children and youth from 3-17 years of age. Our effective and clinically tested modules include support for:

    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Nighttime Bedwetting *Dependent on funding
    Lesson Pix

    Lesson Pix

    LessonPix is an easy-to-use online resource that allows users to create various customized learning materials. This site could bevery useful for nonverbal students who require pitcures for communication.

    Just follow 3 simple steps:

    1. Find the Pictures Search or browse through the clip-art library which contains over 30,000 hand-drawn pictures or upload your own pictures. – Check out the search tools – including ‘SoundFinder”- to help you find what you need.
    2. Send Pictures to the Tray Use our LessonPix Tray to hold the pictures you would like to use to create a material. Just drag the picture to the tray or click on the “+” sign near the picture.
    3. Click “Create Materials” Follow the Materials Wizard to select the type of materials and details related to the material.

    Of course LessonPix offers additional benefits. Articles with great ideas on how to use the materials can be found in LessonPix, under the Peach tab, “Materials”.”Your LessonPix” tab holds your favorite tray collections for future use, a copy of all materials you made, your recent searches, and your pictures that you upload. Your pictures cannot be seen by other users. Check it out!

    What does LessonPix Cost?

    LessonPix is only $36.00 per year. This gives you unlimited access to all our pictures, resources, wizards, and tools, for only three dollars a month. It is a great deal!

    What are the Benefits for Membership?

    The Benefits of membership are:

    • Create numerous custom materials such as Bingo, picture cards, coloring sheets, etc.
    • Browse or use our clip are library with 1000’s of pictures.
    • Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.
    • Download our clip art for your personal use in Word Documents, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.
    • Request picture that are missing from our picture library.

    What if LessonPix does not have a picture I need?

    Just click “Request a Picture” on the Menu Bar!  Picture requests should have a short detailed description of what you are looking for. Pictures are drawn in the order they are received and may take a week or so to be uploaded in to the clip art library.

    Howard B. Wigglebottom Books

    Howard B. Wigglebottom Books

    Howard B. Wigglebottom is a video or book series aimed at grades K-4.

    Some examples:

    • Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
    • Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heard
    • Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns We Can All Get Alon
    • Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to his Friends
    • Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It’s OK to Back Away
    Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

    Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

    Resources for Filling Buckets

    The concept of filling another’s bucket is a social-emotional metaphor. Our Student Services team have identified the following resources as being valuable for classrooms employing this concept.


    This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love by “filling buckets.”