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Customized Training

The Families with Teens program offers customized training for professionals who work with families. Parent and family education builds family strengths and has been linked to increased well-being of children including:

Positive outcomes for families also benefit communities by reducing expenditures for intervention, treatment, and social and human services. The outcomes stem from helping families to:


Our training is for professionals working with families with children age 10 to 16 years. This includes, but is not limited to, professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers in public health, human services, schools, faith-based institutions, and community-based family and youth programs.


Our trainings are grounded in five guiding principles:

  1. The family is the first place of influence for the child.
  2. Educational efforts can enhance and facilitate parent behaviors that will influence positive developmental outcomes in their children.
  3. Individuals in families influence each other over time and that influence runs from parent to child and from child to parent.
  4. Many factors influence how adolescents develop and shape our assumptions about them.
  5. Positive parental behavior leads to healthy outcomes for youth resulting in positive outcomes for the larger community.

Training Options

Training Arrangements

Our Family Resiliency staff work with contacts in the community to fit the training to the community. Training fee is dependent on:

Contact us for more information.

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