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Building Strong Adolescents is a MSU Extension authored program for parents and guardians of adolescents ages nine to 16. The program focuses on the external and internal assets teens need to succeed, along with focusing on integrating issues related to the prevention of aggression and violence. Parents will learn methods to incorporate positive growth skills into their adolescents.

Topics include: The need for teens to develop internal and external assets and strategies to promote growth, setting limits, applying consequences, fostering independence, promoting self-esteem and school success, encouraging positive friendships (including dating), discussing substance abuse and sex with your teen and helping your teen prepare for the future.

By the end of the program parents and guardians will be educated on methods to surround teens with positive relationships and opportunities that are important for a successful future. Through communication and understanding, parents and caregivers will be able to enhance their family relationships.

"The classes have value for anyone who is willing to actively participate... It is a great resource to be able to offer parents in ?our community!" - DHS Parent Aide