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Active Parenting Workshops

Raising confident, responsible, and cooperative children through engagement.

About the Program

Available in English and Spanish, this video-based education program helps parents improve parenting skills with an approach that uses encouragement and focuses on building the child’s self-esteem. With active parenting, parents create relationships based on active listening and honest communication. They also learn how to problem solve and use natural and logical consequences to reduce unacceptable behaviors. This active parenting program provides resources to help parents to raise responsible children.

  • Provides guidance for effective communication and discipline
  • Builds courage and problem-solving skills in children
  • Encourages parental involvement in education
  • Teaches the importance of values like responsibility, respect, and cooperation

Powerful Support for a Dynamic World

Raising children in today’s world can be intimidating. With multiple influences at work, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Active Parenting empowers parents to teach their children in a way that will foster positive change and maturation. With research-tested techniques based on sound psychological principles, Active Parenting helps parents become confident caregivers, building positive relationships based on mutual respect, personal choice, and responsibility.

Certified Programming

Active Parenting is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Active Parenting for Ages 5 – 12

MVP emphasizes several basic facts regarding marijuana use. A common misconception purports that “Marijuana is not addictive,” however, evidence suggests otherwise. People who begin using marijuana before age 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to become addicted. Additionally, today’s strains of THC are much stronger compared to marijuana from decades past, creating dependence and leading to withdrawal symptoms.

Through the MVP program, students are guided to evaluate the short and long-term consequences of marijuana use; and how it specifically harms a teenager’s developing brain.

Active Parenting for Teens

In this program, each session helps parents learn how to address a variety of sensitive issues for today’s teens, including drug and alcohol use, sexuality, and violence. Learn how to navigate teens and technology and understand the latest in teen drug use prevention. This program also covers teen bullying, blended family considerations, brain development and how it affects teen behavior and decision-making, how to improve discipline and communication, teen sexuality issues and more. We recommend holding six sessions (two hours each) with a group of 10 to 20 parents. However, the program is designed to be flexible, so choose a format that works for you.