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About This Program

Adolescents impact families in many exciting and challenging ways. The Families with Teens program seeks to contribute to building family strengths through improving family communication and decision making, strengthening parent-teen relationships, and increasing parental satisfaction and confidence in their parenting role during adolescence.

Stronger families translate into teens who are more successful socially and academically. They have fewer emotional and behavioral problems and less risky behavior.

Communities also gain when the need for teen intervention, treatment and other services declines.

Our program provides training and resources for professionals who work with families. We also offer many great online English and Spanish resources geared specifically for parents.

Contact Jodi Dworkin (jdworkin@umn.edu, 612-624-3732) for more information about the Families with Teens program.

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