This is a supportive and educational support program developed to meet the specific needs of individuals parenting adolescents. This program includes family therapy for adolescents and their parents, a combination of workshops and groups tailored to address the concerns of those parenting adolescents, and parent coaching and consultation services.
The Parenting Support Program includes the following groups and workshops:
Older Adults Raising Adolescents
A support group designed to address the unique demands of older adults raising teens. In addition to support, this group will provide information and understanding. Issues addressed will include limits and consequences, age appropriate freedoms, effective communication, and cooperation and problem solving.
Parenting Support For Parents of Adolescents
An eight-session program designed to address the current concerns of parents, as well as address many anticipated issues parents of teens typically struggle, such as computer/internet safety, drug/alcohol use, and peer and dating relationships.
Parent Training Programs
Parent training workshops provided quarterly for parents of teenagers. Training is presented in two three hour sessions over the course of two Saturdays. Certificates of completion are presented to those individuals who complete both training sessions.