Tue, April 13, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Teens and the Family Connection – Part 1

Please ensure your availability allows you to commit to both of the following dates before registering for the training series: 

  1. 4/13/21 – Tuesday – 9:00am-12:00pm – Teens and the Family Connection – Part 1
  2. 4/27/21 – Tuesday – 9:00am-12:00pm – 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.


Please note: Only afterschool practitioners working with middle school, high school, or fifth grade elementary youth should register for this training.


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.


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. C2: Communicate with families about program curriculum, learning goals and activities – Level 2
2. C4: Look for opportunities to involve families in learning activities – Level 2
2. C6: Work cooperatively with families on mutually agreed upon practices (e.g., homework, behavior guidance) – Level 2


Training Objectives: Part 1

Participants will

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

Training Objectives: Part 2

Participants will

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