Confident Teen

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.


Best Practice 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)
Snoqualmie - Wednesdays, October 1 - October 29, 2014
Location: Snoqualmie Valley YMCA; 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Suggested donation of $40.00 - Scholarships available upon request

Duvall - Wednesdays, September 24 - October 22, 2014
Location: Friends of Youth, Duvall; 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fee: $50 individuals/$70 couples
To register, call the Friends of Youth at (425) 392-6367.
Staying Connected with Your Teen
(Parents of 12 - 19 year olds)
Curriculum: As your teen heads into high school, learn proven strategies for preventing substance abuse and other risky behaviors while encouraging their growing independence and maintaining strong bonds. 
  • 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)
Fee: $50 individual/$70 couple - Scholarships available upon request
Issaquah - Thursdays, September 25 - October 23, 2014
Location: Friends of Youth, Issaquah; 6:30 - 8:30 PM
To register, call the Friends of Youth at (425) 392-6367.

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 everyday living
  • Enjoy exercises in Celebration & Remembrance
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)

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.