There are two basic types of parent training programs, prevention and intervention models. Of the parent training programs in existence today, 98% or more, are prevention models. Prevention programs focus on the future. Intervention models focus on current behaviors, with need-based intervention techniques and specific skill development for parents.
When children come into contact with the juvenile justice system, strong interventions are required. Using a prevention model for intervention efforts is like honking your car horn after the accident. It is too late for prevention.
The Parent Project® is the only program in the country developed specifically for use in juvenile courts and probation. The program offers concrete, no-nonsense answers for even the MOST difficult parent questions and high-risk adolescent behaviors.
Every major component of the Parent Project® is considered BEST PRACTICES. Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior employs:
Need-Based Parenting: Parent Project® Programs were actually developed by the questions posed by over 500,000 parents of high-risk youth.
Cooperative Learning Norms: Accepted by most educators and demonstrated by research to be the most effective teaching modality for adults.
Activity-Based Instruction: Accepted by most educators and shown to be one of the most effective learning and retention teaching modalities for adults.
Integrated Support Groups, providing ongoing emotional and practical support for parents: Identified by the experts and research proven as a necessary component for lasting change in the home. This is especially true for the single parent who may lack support at home.
Now in it’s 28th year, the Parent Project® is the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country (American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law).
At only $20.00 per family, the Parent Project® is the least expensive of all practical intervention models.