Designed for parents, this notebook includes exercises for the Raising Resilient Youth parent training component of the Creating Lasting Family Connections Curriculum, a curriculum for promoting the healthy development of youth at risk for alcohol and other drug abuse. After providing information on the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES), the notebook outlines the individual training components that make up the Creating Lasting Family Connections prevention program model and includes an overview of the Raising Resilient Youth training. Brief articles, exercises, charts, and parental aids are then provided that relate to five 1-1/2 to 2 hour training sessions. The sessions address: the Raising Resilient Youth parenting philosophy, job descriptions for parents and children, and identifying major areas that need work; improving feelings communication and enhancing parents' sense of competence, self-esteem, connectedness, and bonding with their children; improving parents' ability to influence their children to talk about their feelings, listen to their children, give feedback to their children, and increase their connectedness and influence; improving parents' ability to influence their children by learning how to develop and implement effective expectations and consequences for their children's behavior; and improving parents' ability to influence their children by learning how to develop and implement effective expectations and consequences for their children's behavior.
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