Teen Court Parenting Program

Do you need help communicating with your teen? Direction with discipline? Insight into today’s teen issues?

Come meet other parents, share common concerns, and learn how to improve your relationships. It’s free and available to all parents!

What is the Teen Court Parenting Program?

The Teen Court Parenting Program consists of a six week program which uses Parenting Wisely and Active Parenting of Teens curriculums. The group meets from 6pm to 8pm two times each month at the Brunswick County Courthouse and is open and free to all Brunswick County parents of teens. Please contact Teen Court Director, Erin Hagen, for dates and registration. This is made possible by the joint venture between the District Attorney’s Office and Communities In Schools and funding by the Brunswick County Juvenile Crime Prevention Counsel.

Topics covered during the six week program include:

  1. The Active Parent
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    What Teens Will Need to Succeed
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    Risk Factors and Protective Factors
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    Styles of Parenting
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    Principles of Effective Parenting
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    Mutual Respect
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    Control vs. Influence
  2.  Winning Cooperation
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    Cooperation and Communication
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    Communication Blocks and Discouragement
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    Active Communication
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    Obeying Requests and Speaking Politely
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    Family Meetings and Family Fun
  3.  Responsibility and Discipline
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    Basic Discipline Methods
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    Advanced Discipline Methods (Natural and Logical Consequences)
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    Active Problem Solving
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    Handling Anger
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    Point Systems and Contracts
  4. Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior
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    Courage and Self Esteem
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    Turning Discouragement into Encouragement
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    Goals of Teen Behavior
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    Avoiding Power Struggles
    ~ Helping With School Troubles
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    Your  Teen’s Friends
  5. Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks Part 1
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    The Teen Brain
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    Talking With Your Teen – Think Feel Do Cycle
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    Prevention Strategies
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    Expressing Love
  6. Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks Part 2
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    Preventive Strategies Continued
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    Problem Prevention Talks
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    The Family Council Meeting

Parenting support group meets the following Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

      August 8 and 22, 2017

       September 12 and 26, 2017

       October 10 and 24, 2017

       November 14 and 28, 2017

       December 5 and 19, 2017

       January 9 and 23, 2018

       February 13 and 27, 2018

       March 13 and 27, 2018

       April 10 and 24, 2018

       May 8 and 22, 2018

       June 12 and 26, 2018

       July 10 and 24, 2018

       August 14 and 28, 2018

       September 11 and 25, 2018

 

For More Information

Teen Court Program
Phone (910)253-4087
Fax (910) 253-3928
Email teen.court@brunswickcountync.gov

Additional Resources

Looking for details about the Teen Court Program?

The CIS Parenting Education Program offers additional parenting support.