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Parenting Resources

 

Parents need just as much guidance and support as youth do.

Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. But sometimes, they need a little extra help dealing with the challenges that arise. They need the opportunity to learn effective parenting strategies, build skills, and discuss their issues with other parents.  

Friends of Youth offers several parenting education classes throughout our community that provide the tools parents need to encourage the development of strong healthy families.

STEP (Systemic Training for Effective Parenting) classes:
Parents of Teens
(Open to parents of 13-19 year-olds)
To register call 425-392-6367 x100
**If you are having trouble with registration, please send an e-mail listing the class you want to register for, your e-mail, and cell phone number to liana@friendsofyouth.org**

Curriculum:
  • Move from conflict to connection with your teen
  • Reduce power struggles and acting out behaviors
  • Create mutual respect and build responsibility
  • Help boost your teen's self-esteem
  • Practical strategies to deal with sex, drugs, and alcohol
Duvall Office - 26420 NE Virginia Street, Suite 2, Duvall, WA 98019
February 5-March 12, 2014 (Wednesdays)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Parents of 2-12 year-olds
To register call 425-392-6367 **If you are having trouble with registration, please send an e-mail listing the class you want to register for, your e-mail, and cell phone number to liana@friendsofyouth.org**

Curriculum:
  • Positive ways to discipline your children
  • How to give children room to make choices and mistakes
  • How to turn anxiety about parenting into confidence
  • Practical & workable skills you can start using today
Issaquah Office - 414 Front St. N, Issaquah, WA 98027
February 4-March 11, 2014 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
The fee is $60 for individuals and $80 for couples (scholarship opportunities available); includes books and handouts.

For class availability and times, please contact Liana at liana@friendsofyouth.org.

Best Practice Substance Abuse Prevention Parenting Series:
Guiding Good Choices
(Parents of 4th-8th graders)
Curriculum: Learn proven strategies for preventing substance abuse and other risky behaviors. 
  • How to Prevent Drug Use (local data and brain research)
  • Setting Guidelines
  • Managing Conflict
  • Strengthening Family Bonds
  • How to Say No to Drugs (youths attend this session)
This class will be offered in the Fall in an undertermined location in Snoqualmie. Please check back later.
Staying Connected with Your Teen
(Parents of 8th-10th graders)
Curriculum: Learn proven strategies as your teen heads into high school for preventing substance abuse and other risky behaviors while encouraging their growing independence and keeping the bonds strong. 
  • Program Overview & Teen Development
  • Solving Problems & Making Decisions
  • Creating Family Policies & Teen Involvement
  • Communication & Managing Conflict (teens attend this session)
  • Negotiation & Refusal Skills (teens attend this session)
Snoqualmie Office - 35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
February 3-March 3, 2014 (Mondays)
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
These research-based prevention programs are offered free of charge to families residing in Riverview, Issaquah and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.

These programs are sponsored by King County’s Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Program, with funds from the State of Washington - Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery, King County Community Organizing Program, Issaquah Community Network, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network and local PTSAs.

Note: Donations of up to $30.00 will be accepted.


Other classes:
Grieving & Remembering
A one-time group for those who have lost someone they love.
Join us for a 90-minute workshop to:
  • Learn about grief.
  • Identify where you are in the process
  • Integrate your experience into every day living
  • Enjoy exercises in Celebration & Rememberance
Fee: $10.00 - Scholarships available upon request
Times and dates are undetermined at this time. Please check back later.>
To register, call the Friends of Youth, Issaquah Office at (425) 392-6367.
Girls Group - Empowering Creativity
Middle school girls, Grades 6-8
Join a four-week group session focused on developing a healthier self-image, healthier relationships and coping skills using art, open discussion, and expressive activities to help you feel empowered, creative, and build positive self esteem.
Times and dates are undetermined at this time. Please check back later.

To register, call the Friends of Youth, Issaquah Office at (425) 392-6367.

Substance Abuse Prevention Web Sites for Parents

TheAntiDrug.com is a service of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, offering a wide range of resources, information and facts for parents. (En Español : LaAntidroga.com)

Family.samhsa.gov is a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, created to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults in promoting mental health and preventing the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs among 7-to-18-year-olds.