“Teening Up” workshop provides training on parent curriculum in Nassau County

The Healthy Start Coalition and Nassau County Cooperative Extension held a “Train the Trainer” workshop on Wednesday, November 28, equipping 10 participants with the tools needed to implement all of the “Teening Up” program within their agency. The research-based curriculum is for parents of teens.

The workshop was the final in a series of three. A total of 37 people were trained from Baker, Nassau and Duval counties. Holding the train-the-trainers was an implementation strategy of the Northeast Florida Teen Pregnancy Task Force in their community action plan.

The curriculum has six sessions that each last approximately an hour-and-a-half. The program teaches parents about the normal development of young and middle adolescent children and teaches skills to avoid more serious problems. The sessions include: the teen brain; developmental transitions; positive discipline; talking with teens about sex, drugs, and alcohol; understanding teen anger (and managing yours); and empowering youth to build assets.