How does it work?

On Thursday, March 15th, the community is invited to this comprehensive six-week parenting course that examines the complex realities of raising teens and tweens. Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action is a unique video and discussion program developed around the premise that parents and teens are more likely to learn successfully when they learn together. Both parents and teens attend this program’s six dynamic and fun sessions. They spend part of each session in separate groups learning complimentary skills. Then parents and teens come together for activities and discussion—a powerful learning experience. Cost is $450 per family. Partial scholarships may be available. See class details.

Goals of This Six-Week Course

  • Family enrichment
  • Parent Education
  • School Success
  • Life Success

Published Research Results

  • Greater family cohesion
  • Less family fighting
  • Greater school attachment
  • More involvement in family counseling
  • More opposition to adolescent alcohol use
  • Greater self-esteem

Evidence-Based Support

  • The Active Parenting model (Families in Action) has been listed by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  • It is listed in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Model Programs Guide. It is also endorsed by the Office of Justice Programs’
  • PA State Clearinghouse for Military Families
  • The CA EBC for Child Welfare
  • Rigorous research on this evidence-based program has determined that it is effective in criminal justice, juvenile justice, substance abuse prevention and crime victim services.
  • This program was published in the Journal of Drug Education and the Journal of Primary Prevention.