AVON — The Eagle River Youth Coalition will offer the “Active Parenting of Teens” workshop series for parents of children ages 8-18 in both English and Spanish. The six-session video and discussion program will be held on Monday evenings, beginning today, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Battle Mountain High School.
“The Eagle River Youth Coalition is proud to coordinate ‘Active Parenting of Teens’ for the parents in our community,” said Michelle Stecher, executive director of the Eagle River Youth Coalition. “A need was recognized for additional support for parents with children in these challenging and rewarding age groups. ERYC responded by training community leaders for this evidence-based curriculum so that we could work collaboratively to increase opportunities for skill-building and dialogue around pressing parenting areas.”
This program combines entertaining video and engaging discussion around real-life struggles to help parents learn how to raise children who are cooperative, responsible and able to resist peer pressure. Active Parenting also guides parents in dealing with sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality and bullying. Of recent program graduates, 98 percent reported the highest likelihood of utilizing skills learned through the program at home, and another 98 percent of parent participants reported strong likelihood of changing their parenting style or communication approach as a result of course participation.
The cost of the six session series is $50 per person or $75 per couple and includes course materials and dinner each week. Scholarships are available for qualifying families.
For more information or to register for this class, call 970-949-9250, email www.eagleyouth.org., or visit
The Eagle River Youth Coalition convenes over 30 youth-serving organizations to collaborate around the opportunities and challenges facing youth to ensure young people can become healthy and successful adults.