Families in Action: Teens in Action - Preteens and Teens

Bring parents & teens together to learn valuable life skills

There’s no denying it. Parents and teens are often at odds—but it doesn’t have to be that way. When parents and teens learn together, they will have a common language and skills for a smoother ride through adolescence.

The newly revised Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action is for children ages 11-16 and their parents. Using this program, you will give families critical tools for the challenging teen years: communication, conflict resolution, encouragement, and more. Plus powerful information about preventing problems with drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence.

Combining entertaining video, group discussion, and activities, the program will teach both teens and parents how to:

  • Communicate without fighting
  • Work through power struggles
  • Understand each other’s goals
  • Avoid the scary risks of adolescence (including drugs, alcohol, sex and violence)
  • Enjoy the wonderful journey to adulthood—together

Three programs in one!

We’ve built in the flexibility you need to reach as many people as possible. Your new program kit can be used in three ways:

  • A class for parents: Active Parenting of Teens
  • A class for teens: Teens in Action
  • A class for parents and their teens together: the new Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action!

Research proves it’s effective

Research on this program was published in the Journal of Drug Education and the Journal of Primary Prevention. Families in Action is listed in the OJJDP Model Programs Guide, CrimeSolutions.gov, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC), and NREPP.

Newly revised for 2012

This program is a thorough revision of the original Families in Action program, including closed-captioned video filmed in 2012. We kept the best of the original while adding new content addressing issues that are relevant to today’s teens and parents, including drugs, sexuality, and violence.

More Information

Parent Class

Session I: The Active Parent

Teens today
Styles of parenting
Control vs. influence
Mutual respect

Session II: Winning Cooperation

Who owns the problem?
Active communication with teens
The key of encouragement

Session III: Responsibility & Discipline

The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
Logical consequences and more
Problem-solving with FLAC

Session IV: Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior

Courage and self-esteem
Five goals of teen behavior
Eliminating power struggles

Session V: Drugs, Sexuality, & Violence

Reducing the Risks
Overview of the issues
Prevention strategies 1-4

Session VI: Drugs, Sexuality, & Violence – continued

Prevention strategies 5-10
Plus family meetings, enrichment activities, and much more!

Teen Class

Session I:

5 key qualities of character
Understanding parents
Your brain on adolescence
The power of choice
School success
Challenges of teen life: drugs, sexuality and violence

Session II:

The Spiral of Success
Communication: the road to cooperation

Session III:

Responsibility and freedom
The voice of discipline
Understanding and accepting consequences

Session IV:

Courage and self-esteem
The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
Turn discouragement into encouragement
Getting past power struggles

Session V:

10 risk-prevention strategies for teens
Negative vs. positive influences
Talking about sexuality

Session VI:

Tobacco, alcohol, & other drugs
Bullying and relationship violence
Peer pressure
Confronting high-risk behavior

SKU: APC1739

Families in Action - 3 in 1 Jump Start Package

Jump-start Package includes:

  • 1 Standard Program Kit
  • 15 Parent’s Guides
  • 15 Teen’s Guides
  • 15 Responsibility Coins
  • 3 certificates (Download)
  • 1 Parent PowerPoint Presentation
  • 1 Parent/Teen & Teen PowerPoint

SKU: APC1740

Families in Action: Teens in Action - Standard Program Kit

Standard Program Kit includes:

  • 1 DVD (124 mins)
  • 1 Teen & Parent/ Teen Combo Leader’s Guide
  • 1 Sample Teen’s Guide
  • 1 Responsibility Coin
  • 1 Teen Completion Certificate
  • Course Announcement Poster
  • Parent/ Teen class material

SKU: APC1749

Families in Action: Teens in Action - Jump Start Package

Jump-start Package includes:

  • 1 Standard Program Kit
  • 15 Teen’s Guide
  • 15 Responsibility Coin
  • 1 Teen Certificate
  • 1 Parent/Teen Certificate

SKU: APC1790

Teens in Action Video Library (Set of 6)

Videos in the series:

  • To Survive and Thrive (22 min.)
  • Cooperation and Communication (14 min.)
  • Responsibility and Discipline (16 min.)
  • Building Courage and Self-Esteem (21 min.)
  • Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, Part 1 (24 min.)
  • Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, Part 2 (21 min.)

SKU: APC1730

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action - 3 in 1 Standard Program Kit

Standard Program Kit includes:

  • 2 parent class DVDs (150 min.)
  • 1 teen class DVD (124 min.)
  • 1 Parent’s Guide
  • 1 Teen’s Guide + Responsibility Coin
  • 1 set of Parent Handouts
  • 1 Parent Class Leader’s Guide
  • 1 Parent/Teen & Teen Combo Leader’s Guide
  • 1 sample Parent Certificate
  • 1 sample Teen Certificate
  • 1 sample Parent/Teen Certificate

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action – Leader Guide
Use this manual to run a class for teens (called Teens in Action), or for teens and their parents combined.
SKU: APC1733

$49.95

Families in Action Teen Guides
Filled with stories, exercises, and vibrant graphics, Teens in Action presents serious information in a not-too-serious way that will help break down
SKU: APC1743

$18.95

Families in Action: Teens in Action – Completion Certificate
Help parents show off their achievement with a certificate of completion at the end of the class. Printed packs are no longer available. This certi
SKU: APC1744E

$31.95

Responsibility Coin
The Responsibility Coin is a little reminder to teens (or anyone!) that freedom comes with responsibility.
SKU: APC1736

$1.00

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action – Certificate
Help parents show off their achievement with a certificate of completion at the end of the class. Printed packs are no longer available. This certi
SKU: APC1734E

$31.95