ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS 

 Temporarily Suspended due to Covid-19

FREE TRAINING!

Become a Provider of Active Parents of Teens!

Earn $200 by helping build community capacity in Sacramento! 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Train a wide range of professionals, community members, and parent leaders to become Certified Model Program Providers of Active Parenting of Teens. This Model program is a group program for parents of teens that have been proven to increase family communication and reduce underage alcohol, drug and tobacco use. This opportunity is funded by the Sacramento County Department Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services, Substance Use Prevention & Treatment Services as a strategy to build community capacity in Sacramento County by spreading practical knowledge and skills.  

REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Submit demographic and evaluation data to Omni Youth Programs 

For $200 stipend must have at least 5 teen participants complete the program and submit demographic and participant post-evaluation data to Omni Youth Programs.

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: The Active Parent - What teens need to succeed, Styles of parenting, Control vs. influence, Mutual respect, Method of choice

  • Session 2: Winning Cooperation - Who owns the problem, Cooperation, Communication blocks & discouragement, Active communication

  • Session 3: Responsibility & Discipline - Logical consequences, Discipline vs. punishment, Basic and advanced discipline methods that teach

  • Session 4: Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior, Courage & self-esteem, Turning discouragement into encouragement, 5 goals of teen behavior, Power struggles

  • Session 5: Reducing Risks of Drugs, Sexuality & Violence I - Understanding the problem, Strategies to reduce risks, Teaching positive values & choices, Educating teens about risks, Filtering out negative influence and filter in positive influences, Establishing clear guidelines for behavior

  • Session 6: Reducing Risks of Drugs, Sexuality & Violence II - Prevention strategies, Monitoring, and supervising teens, Working with other parents, Providing healthy opportunities, Resisting peer pressure, Confronting high-risk behavior, and Managing crisis

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 

BECOMING A FACILITATOR

OVERIVEW

  • Free leader training worth $3,500

  • All start-up materials included ​

  • Lifetime certification 

  • Access to other programs from developer

  • Complete 20 hours of training

  • Facilitation Skills & Program Curriculum

  • 3 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 a 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

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

WHO SHOULD GET CERTIFIED? 

  • Mental Health Professionals 

  • Teachers 

  • Counselors 

  • Community Center Leaders 

  • Therapists 

  • Social workers 

  • Prevention and intervention staff 

  • Interns 

  • Parents who want to be active leaders in their community

ORGANIZATIONS CERTIFIED IN ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS

  • Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

  • RISS

  • SHRA

  • Bridge Network

  • Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

  • HOPE Counseling Center

  • NorCal MHA

  • La Familia Counseling Center, INC.

  • WellSpace Health

  • No Youth Left Behind

  • Couples Resource Collective

  • Next Move Sacramento

  • Hope for Healthy Families Counseling Center

GET IN TOUCH

9616 Micron Ave #750 Sacramento, CA, 95827

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