Parenting Adolescents: A Challenge Even On The Best Day

We all know that adolescents can be challenging, even on the best of days. As a foster parent, we know you’ve been there and you’ve probably gone to bed wondering why the young person in your home is “behaving” in a specific way. You’re probably also looking for more information about how teens who have experienced trauma and continuous change face more challenges.  

The “Adolescent: The  411” class available through the Child Welfare Training System is a good place to start. Once you’ve completed that course, dive right in to its follow-up session, “Motivating Positive Outcomes With Adolescents.”

“Motivating Positive Outcomes With Adolescents” will help you promote positive outcomes by increasing your understanding of adolescent behaviors and how you can effectively work with adolescents, their families and their community.

The training touches on:

  • Building rapport with resistant adolescents;
  • Understanding the purpose behind problematic behaviors;
  • Developing skills to effectively intervene with adolescents; and,
  • Identifying barriers to permanency so that you can engage teens in permanency planning.

Training participants receive 6.5 training hours for completing this classroom course. Please note that Adolescents: The 411 is a prerequisite for this course.

The next class is April 13, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm in DenverRegister online.

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