Teens and the Family Connection Part 2
Today’s families are
busier than ever before. The demands of modern life can make it difficult for
parents to stay fully involved in their children’s education. Yet, studies have
shown that parent involvement is one of the biggest predictors of student
success. Family engagement has a life-long impact on the lives of youth and is
a critical part of any effort to engage and empower teens. So how can you
increase connection with families and involve them more fully in their
children’s efforts in your out-of-school time program? This lively training
provides the answer, along with key principles and strategies to help you
actively build strong engagement with the families of the teens with whom you
training is part of a series. Participants are REQUIRED TO ATTEND BOTH TRAININGS in
the series and complete assignments in between trainings.
Please note the following
dates for each module: By registering for this training, you are committing to both
· Teens and the Family Connections - Part 1
(Wednesday, February 26, 2020)
· Teens and the Family Connections – Part 2
(Wednesday, March 11, 2020)
Please note: Only
afterschool practitioners working with middle school youth should register for
Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area - Community and Family Relationships
2. B1: Establish frequent contact with parents
through a variety of communication strategies - Level 2.
2. C: Engage families and communities in
child/youth development and learning - Level 2.
a. Implement the five essential elements of strong developmental relationships.
b. Discuss the six shifts of approach which improve efforts to partner with families.
c. Identify practices for supporting and empowering teens.