Families in Action

ERYC has made a significant improvement to it's Parent Classes in Fall 2017. Starting on Monday, September 11 (scroll down for flyer), we are offering Families in Action (FIA), a six-week class that combines Parents and Teens, and is evidenced based to have the best results possible. A curriculum from the Active Parenting Publishers and Michael Popkin, this class encourages parents and teens to learn together.

The newly revised class Families in Action is for children ages 11-16 and their parents. From their website, the following information is helpful to know if you are considering signing up for this class:

FIA brings parents and teens together...at last!
There's no denying it. Parents and teens are often at odds—but it doesn't have to be that way. When parents and teens learn together, they will have a common language and skills for a smoother ride through adolescence.

The newly revised Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action is for children ages 11-16 and their parents. Using this program, you will give families critical tools for the challenging teen years: communication, conflict resolution, encouragement, and more. Plus powerful information about preventing problems with drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence.

Combining entertaining video, group discussion, and activities, the program will teach both teens and parents how to:

-Communicate without fighting
-Work through power struggles
-Understand each other's goals
-Avoid the scary risks of adolescence (including drugs, alcohol, sex and violence)
-Enjoy the wonderful journey to adulthood—together


Our two Active Parenting certified and experienced trainers, Ana Mendoza and Maria Elizalde, have been teaching the class in Spanish for several years. They will continue to teach the Parent portion of Families in Action. They enjoy watching participants learn the content and put it to use in their daily life of raising their teens. "It is so gratifying when a student tells us their relationship with their teen has improved because of the lessons we teach," said Elizalde.

We are excited to announce that Sara Cross will be joining our team of presenters and will be leading the teen classroom component of Families in Action. Cross has been a guidance counselor at Battle Mountain High School and has experience with teen prevention programs as well. We are excited to welcome Cross to the Families in Action team!

Perla Gurrola, mother of five and who has now taken Active Parenting class twice, had this to say about the class: "The Active Parenting of Teens Class is one of the best classes I have ever taken. I enjoyed going to every single class. The classes helped me understand so many things that I did not know about teenagers. Also, it showed me how to help my kids during the difficult years of being teenagers. The book is perfect, and the videos were great. It helped me to open my mind to be more understanding of my kids. The teachers were the best and both had answers for all our questions. They gave us the time to talk and discuss situations that we did not know how to handle. I loved the classes I wish there were more after the last class. I am very fortunate to have gone to the class and if I have the opportunity would take them again."

If you are interesting in taking the class in English or Spanish, or to inquire about scholarship opportunities, contact Carol Johnson at cjohnson@eagleyouth.org. The class offers a guide book, dinner and childcare.

FIA English
FIA Spanish











































































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