RCASA To Sponsor Free Online Parenting Program

RCASA Parent Program

Background: Reading parents have voiced a desire for educational parenting programs that are easily accessible online. We researched ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS: FAMILIES IN ACTION, a comprehensive parenting class for parenting teenagers and ‘tweens’.

Program: This program teaches parents the skills they will need to communicate effectively with their pre-teens and teens, encourage better behavior, use positive discipline techniques and teach responsibility. It includes teen developmental issues and active problem-solving techniques. The program, now in its third edition, was given awards in excellence from the Association of Educational Publishers and is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices. To learn more, visit http://www.activeparenting.com/APOG_Teens.

Pilot: In the spring of 2015, local parents participated in the pilot program and felt the material was helpful.

What’s involved? Parents must be willing to commit 2 hours per week for 8 weeks to complete the interactive modules.  In addition to the online program, parents will also receive a hard copy of the program manual for their reference and a certificate of completion.

  • Topics? The Active Parent-Winning Cooperation-: Responsibility & Discipline- Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior- Drugs, Sexuality, Violence (Part I)- Drugs, Sexuality, Violence (Part II)
  • Cost? Free, sponsored by RCASA, a $90 value per person (75 spots available)
  • Where? ONLINE at your convenience

Sign up: Please sign up here at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ebpup8urifxwiwio/start

If you have questions, please email jdeangelis@ci.reading.ma.us

The 75 scholarships are first come, first serve and we will close registration on October 27, 2015.

The next cycle of the program will begin on November 1, 2015

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