Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®

“Train the Trainer”

NEW Facilitators Training

Want to make a difference and save children’s lives? Fill Out an Application Today!

The Courage to Speak® Foundation is offering a training opportunity for new facilitators to teach Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®. The training is for individuals who work in the drug prevention field and will take place on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 10am at the Connecticut Clearinghouse, 334 Farmington Ave, Plainville, CT.

The Foundation will train social workers, teachers, prevention experts, law enforcement and other interested professionals who work with youth and families as facilitators to teach Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® to parents in their communities, schools, youth and civic organizations and other forums. The course is now available to be delivered in English or Spanish. Launched in 2008, over 100 professional facilitators are credentialed by the Courage to Speak® Foundation to teach Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101® to parents in communities throughout CT, NY, MA, RI, and MI.

A Yale University evaluation of Courageous Parenting 101® reported the following among the key findings. Parents reported statistically significant increases from pretest to posttest in their:

  • General communication with their child
  • Communication with their child about drugs
  • Knowledge about their children’s lives.
  • Knowledge and ability to recognize warning signs
  • Confidence in their knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

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Why Do We Offer This Training? 
It is a fact that our children will be offered alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, often many times, starting in middle school and continuing through high school. Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® is a FREE multi-session drug prevention program designed specifically for the parents of elementary, middle and high school students.
What is the Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® ?
The Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101® is a FREE multi-session substance abuse education and prevention program taught by a trained Courage to Speak® facilitator and was developed by the Courage to Speak Foundation to help parents understand substance abuse and its impact on children and youth. Parents will gain the knowledge required to communicate more effectively with your children.
Why Target Parents?  
Research identifies parents as the greatest influence on their child’s drug use behaviors and with the greatest opportunity to positively impact their child’s healthy decisions. While teens report drugs to be their number one concern, most parents are unaware of the influence the American drug culture has on youth and what parents can do to counter these pro-drug messages.
What Will Parents Learn In Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101®?
Parents will learn effective communication strategies; gain confidence to talk to their children about the dangers of drugs; understand how to set clear rules and boundaries with their children related to use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and gain confidence in knowing how to deal with substance use among their children. Parents will also develop improved listening and communication skills, which have been shown to be a critical factor in prevention.The Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101® was evaluated and proven effective by Yale University of Medicine.
Courage to Speak- Courageous Parenting 101® Covers:
  • Teen drug use trends and party culture
  • Protective factors and developmental assets
  • Communication and listening strategies
  • Why kids use drugs
  • The adolescent brain
  • Parenting styles and enabling
  • How to help your child handle stress
  • Setting boundaries
  • Warning signs
  • Practical steps if use or abuse is suspected
  • Sources of help and more

To become a facilitator for Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101®
Click here to fill out application
Call 1-203-831-9700 or e-mail gkatz@couragetospeak.org
or visit our ‘What’s New’ page  at http://www.couragetospeak.org/WhatsNew.aspx

 

 

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