The Parent Project’s Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior is the only program of its kind in the country, in that it focuses on the most destructive of adolescent behaviors. Now 25 years in development, this program has grown to become the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country.
How it Works:
- Parents meet one night per week, two to three hours per night, for 10 to 16 weeks.
- In a classroom setting, parents learn to manage teen behavior problems at home.
- Parents receive and work within an activity based 216 page curriculum "A Parent’s Guide to Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior," available only to program participants.
- On-going parent support groups are formed using the UCLA self-help support group model.
- Program orientation: behavior modification.
- Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior is available in English and Spanish
The Parent Project addresses the critical issues parents face and offers no-nonsense solutions. Program topics include prevention and intervention strategies for:
Arguing and Family Conflict,
Poor School Performance,
Truancy and Dropouts,
Early Teen Sexuality,
Teen Drug Use,
Teen Violence and Bullying,
Who teaches the program?
- Classes are presented by Police, Schools, Juvenile Courts and Probation, Mental health professionals, Churches, and other Community Based Organizations.
- Over 6,500 trained facilitators in 46 states, have successfully completed the 40-hour Parent Project Training to teach the program.f
- To teach the Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior program, facilitators must attend the 40-hour Parent Project® facilitator training.
“One of three exemplary community police programs in the state."
-California State Attorney General’s Office of Prevention
“Distinguished Program of the Year.”
-California Youth Authority