9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Middle School Family Engagement Series Part 1 – Teens and the Family Connection: Building Blocks
Please note: Only afterschool practitioners working with middle school youth should register for this training.
Please ensure your availability allows you to commit to all of the following dates before registering for the training series:
- 01/12/22 – Wednesday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Middle School Family Engagement Series Part 1 – Teens and the Family Connection: Building Blocks
- 01/26/22 – Wednesday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Middle School Family Engagement Series Part 2 – Teens and the Family Connection: Strong Partnerships
CEUs: Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for the completion of this training series. Click here to learn more here.
In order to earn CEUs, participants must meet the following requirements: complete all assignments satisfactorily, attend all sessions of the training series, miss no more than 15 minutes of total training time, actively participate in the trainings with their video on and pass the post quiz with a score of 70% or higher.
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 two-part 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 work.
Teens and the Family Connection: Building Blocks
a. Describe the social factors and family demands that make maintaining contact with parents a challenge.
b. Identify the five building blocks of strong family involvement.
Teens and the Family Connection: Strong Partnerships
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.