Audience: Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of 10- to 18-year-olds
Funding is available to provide free training in many areas we serve.
Active Parenting is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This video-based program for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children aged 10-18 years teaches how to raise a child by using encouragement. This approach builds the child’s self-esteem and creates a relationship based upon active listening, honest communication and problem solving. Parents learn to use natural and logical consequences to reduce irresponsible and unacceptable behaviors (available in English and Spanish).
Each session also helps parents learn how to address sensitive issues that are vital to today’s teens, such as: drug & alcohol use, sexuality and violence. We recommend holding six 2-hour sessions with a group of 10 to 20 parents. However, the program is flexible, so you can choose a format that works for you.
We also offer optional one-day Leader Training Workshops for those who want training on leading a group. Video vignettes get great audience reactions. Portrayed with humor and empathy, these common issues offer solutions.
Check our Events Page to see upcoming trainings.