Class Details

Title: Parent Effectiveness Training for People who Relate with Teens
Trainers: Kate Carnes & Helen Wieczorek
Date/Time: February 5, 12 & 19, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Hours: 1.5 CEU's

Intended Audience: Department of Health and Human Services employees, foster and adoptive parents and the staff of social service agencies providing services to clients of the Department

You know that parenting or working with children can be challenging. Probably no other age group is as challenging as teenagers. Memories of our own teen years are usually not a good guide for our interaction with the teens we work or live with today; and just being an adult doesn't mean we always know what to do. In spite of how testy the relationship can seem with a teenager, most adults and most teens do care about having healthy and caring relationships.

How to Relate to Teens with Parent Effectiveness Training offers a program of proven communication skills that can lead to:

Teens being more open to discussing their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing.

A clearer understanding of behaviors you find unacceptable and therefore more likelihood of changing them to more acceptable ones

You learning how to work with each other to resolve problems by recognizing the underlying needs of each party.

Learning to resolve conflicts when your values and the values of your teen collide.

The learning objectives for the program are that participants will be able to:

Explain, demonstrate and use the powerful skill of active listening;

Identify common listening errors;

Describe different confrontation styles and their impact;

Develop and deliver a non-threatening confrontation;

Explain the effects of power in conflict resolution;

Participate in, and learn to lead a six-step model of problem solving; and

Demonstrate skills in managing conflicts of values.

Since each session builds on the skills learned and practiced in the previous session, attendance at all sessions is required. If you are unable to attend all sessions, please do not register for this program. Participation in classroom activities as well as practicing the skills between sessions is required in this program.

City: Augusta
Class ID: C617 (Reference id: 620875)
Maximum attendance:20
Current class status:

*Enrolled Students

IDStudentAgencyService Code
628652 Sanderson, Kristen M DHHS Bangor 7 Child Welfare
629116 Woods, Christine M DHHS 12 Eligibility Services (OIAS)
629949 McPherson, j dhhs 7 Child Welfare
630496 Holmes, Amanda DHHS-OCFS 7 Child Welfare
630499 Laplante, Lauren A DHHS--OCFS 7 Child Welfare
630503 Tammy, Richardson DHHS 7 Child Welfare
630518 Merrifield, Kathy DHHS-OCFS 7 Child Welfare
630526 Moody, Libia DHHS 2 Adoption Services
630528 Cobb, Amy DHHS/OCFS 7 Child Welfare
630554 Cullen, Jennifer L DHHS - OCFS 7 Child Welfare
630558 White, Jesse DHHS 3 Adults with Cognitive & Physical Disabilities
630600 Immler, KC DHHS 7 Child Welfare
630740 Garrido, Paulette DHHS 7 Child Welfare
630742 Larrabee, Loretta DHHS 7 Child Welfare
631319 Spatafore, Melissa Families Matter Inc - Compassionate Hands Case Management 23 Children (Behavioral Health)
631513 Judd, Rebecca Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers 23 Children (Behavioral Health)
632079 Katz, Jackie GAL/ adoptive parent 26 Adoptive Parent (s)
632489 Freudenberger, Renee Woodfords Family Services 22 Children (Child Welfare-Child and Family Services)
633030 Conley, Katherine CHCS 27 Foster Parent (s)
634196 Seavey, Deborash Opportunity Alliance 27 Foster Parent (s)

*Waitlist Students

IDStudentAgencyService Code
634197 Seavey, James Opportunity Alliance 27 Foster Parent (s)

(You will be contacted if an opening is available)

*Cancelled Students

IDStudentAgencyService Code
630515 Simmons, Julia OCFS 7 Child Welfare
630760 Canning, Trisha N OCFS 7 Child Welfare