Parent/Teen Solutions is a program designed to improve parent and teen relationships by opening lines of communication for families with children between the ages of 12 and 17 in a group setting. Participants learn about healthy communication, relationships, and topics relevant to teens.
This program includes in-home visitation (7-17 years) and group session (12-17 years) to discuss subjects related to parent/teen relationships. Services offered for free. Meals, transportation, and childcare offered.
- Facilitators use a competency-based family parenting program designed to empower families with new knowledge and skills.
- Facilitators do so by enabling parents to replace negative patterns with appropriate nurturing parenting patterns.
- Facilitators assist families with understanding the factors which facilitate or hinder positive parent-child interactions.
- Facilitators assist families with building effective engagement strategies to strengthen their family unit.
- Parents will learn and practice parenting skills that use positive communication skills and strategies to help teenagers learn independence and take responsibility for their behaviors and its outcomes through the use of problem solving techniques.
John is a 13 year old male participant referred to Parenting PATH due to recently difficult behaviour. He is a good candidate for the Parent/Teen Solutions program, aiming to open lines of communication and find solutions after a complaint of alleged Felony Larceny of a motor vehicle in March of 2018.
To better understand John, it is important to get to know a bit about his family. John lives at home with his mother and 14 year old sister, Susan, and 18 year old brother, Joel, while his father has been incarcerated for the last 5 years.Their home environment is supportive, yet his mother has difficulty enforcing the rules that she sets.
Academically, John is in the sixth grade at Main Academy. John has a previous delinquency history of fighting and truancy, as well as gang association or involvement. Before attending Main Academy, John spent 45 days in an Alternative Learning Center and received out-of-school suspension 3 times for fighting.
John’s troubles came to a peak when a friend, David, told John he had his mom’s car and picked John up from his house. Another friend was driving the car when, in an unfortunate turn of events, there was a serious accident and the car was totaled.
John is a good candidate for the Parent/Teen Solutions program, aiming to improve parent and teen relationships by opening lines of communication for families with children between the ages of 12 and 17. The program includes entirely free in-home visitation and group sessions to discuss subjects related to parent/teen relationships. John’s involvement in the program will help him get back to fully enjoying his hobbies, like playing basketball and working on cars, and most importantly, spending time with his family embodying healthy communication, love, and respect.