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 has been proven to increase family communication and reduce underage alcohol, drug and tobacco use. 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.  

Requirements 
  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: 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 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 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

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