FREE Training! Become a Certified Model Program Provider! 

Earn $200 by building community capacity in Sacramento County! 

Program Description 

We train you to become a provider of Families in Action. This program brings together Active Parenting of Teens and Teens in Action to provide extra tools and support to implement skills learned in their sepearte sessions. This opportunity is funded by the Sacramento Department of Health and Human services as a strategy to build community capacity in Sacramento County by spreading practical knowledge and skills.  


  1. Must agree to implement the program in Sacramento County at least once. 

  2. Submit demographic and evaluation data to Omni Youth Programs 

  3. Must agree to meet with Omni Youth Programs post-program implementation at least twice

For $200 and/or CEU's 

  1. Must have at least 10 participants complete the program 

The Program

Format of Active Parenting of Teens 

  • Six weekly sessions of 2-hours each.

  • Entertaining Videos, lively group discussions, role  playing, and high energy activities.

  • Video vignettes of typical family situations depicted by professional actors. Examples of how to handle numerous situations

  • Translations available 

    • Spanish ​

    • Russian 

Curriculum Topics 

Session 1: Survive & Thrive-Being a teen, Character, Respect is mutual, Choices matter, Decision-making, The Active Parent - What teens need to succeed, Styles of parenting, Control vs. influence, Mutual respect, Method of choice

Session 2: Cooperation & Communication-Self-esteem, The road to cooperation is communication, Avoid communication blocks, active communication

Session 3: Responsibility & Discipline-What is responsibility, Excuses, Discipline-learn to love it, I messages, Logical consequences

Session 4: Building Courage & Self-Esteem-Think-Feel-Do Cycle, Failure and success cycles, Turn discouragement into encouragement, Don't fight-negotiate, Handling anger

Session 5: Drugs, Sexuality & Violence (Part 1)-Teen depression, Positive role models, Risks of drugs, sexuality and violence, Negative and positive influences, Establishing clear guidelines

Session 6: Drugs, Sexuality & Violence (Part 2)-Addiction, Healthy opportunities to be challenged, Peer pressure, Bullying, Gangs, Reaching your goals, confronting high risk behavior

Benefits to participants 

  • Increases family communication 

  • Increases protective factors that prevent and reduce teen alcohol, drug use and violence

  • Enhances parenting skills 

  • Eliminates power struggles

  • Teaches conflict resolution strategies

  • Increases positive attachment to family

  • Addresses the special needs of Stepparents

  • 10 risk prevention strategies 

  • Help Youth Avoid Risks of Alcohol, Drugs & Violence

  • Help Stop Bullying

  • Increased School Success


Becoming a Facilitator 


  • Free leader training worth $3,500

    • All start up materials included ​

    • Lifetime certification 

    • Access to other programs from developer

  • Complete 24 hours of training

    • Facilitation Skills & Program Curriculum

    • Multiple part training at Omni Youth Programs office or personalized dates and locations for groups of 5 or more in Sacramento County 

  • Train a group of staff or individual providers at your organization

  • Clear, organized and easy to use curriculum 

  • Must complete requirements 

Benefits to your organization 

  • Become A Certified Model Program Provider

  • Training includes detailed outreach, engagement, and retention tips

  • Extremely effective outcomes, even with volunteer educators

  • Can incorporate into existing programs or use as stand alone program

  • Facilitated by staff, volunteers or interns 

  • Can be implemented as lunch n learns 

  • Includes all start up materials: curriculum, videos, DVDs, PowerPoints, forms, marketing materials

  • Program listed on NREPP, OJJDP Model Programs Guide, CA Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC), and Published in Journal of Drug Education and Journal of Primary Prevention


Benefits to youth leaders 

  • Work/volunteer experience for resume 

  • Develop leadership skills and experience 

  • Develop facilitation skills and experience 

  • Become a positive role model 

  • Lifetime certification they can take to any community based job

  • Build relationships with adult facilitators and adult participants 

Who should get certified?

  • Teen Leaders 

  • Teens who want to become leaders 

  • High School Students 

  • College Students 

  • Prevention and intervention staff 

  • Leaders and Supervisors at Youth Organizations 

  • Parents who want to be active in their community 

  • Mental Health Professionals 

  • Teachers 

  • Counselors 

  • Therapists 

  • Social workers 

  • Interns 

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