We are proud to work with the many community-based organizations and schools who provide services and education to the  parents of tweens and teens.

With over twenty years of hands-on experience working with youth and families – Dr. Jennifer Salerno recognizes the diverse challenges parent-serving organizations face.  We offer a range of services to meet these needs:

  • Parent Workshops

    Teen Speak online learning course and workshops demonstrate real world communication strategies that can be put to use immediately. The result? Less stress, greater comfort, and more cohesive families.

    The Teen Speak interactive and engaging Online Learning Course was designed to be used in a group setting or by individuals at their own pace.

    Teen Speak Workshops provide in person education and practice. Host an in-person “lunch & learn,” a half-day workshop, or anything in-between. Participants will walk away feeling more equipped to connect with and handle common scenarios with their teens.

    All adults who interact with teens can benefit from Teen Speak!

    • Parents
    • Grandparents
    • Aunts/Uncles
    • Foster Parents
    • Guardians
    • Court Appointed Special Advocates
    • Any Supportive Adult

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    Teen Speak Training of Trainers

    Teen Speak skill building workshops are focused on improving parent-teen communication to reduce youth risk behaviors and build strong family relationships.

    The TOT includes an online learning course combined with an in-person workshop designed to equip facilitators with the knowledge, skills and confidence to conduct Teen Speak parent workshops.

    Prior to attending the in-person parent workshops, Teen Speak parenting education materials give participants a chance to ‘try on’ new skills and learn more about youth risk prevention. This increases the learning opportunities (and retention) for parents and puts less pressure on the facilitators to provide all of the content. Facilitators can focus on leading activities and discussion during the in person workshops to help parents and other supportive adults translate their new knowledge and skills into everyday practice.

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Teen Speak workshop facilitators completing the TOT receive:

  • Certificate as a Teen Speak facilitator
  • Step-by-step facilitator guide
  • Workshop education and resource materials: the workshop presentation on PowerPoint, supporting materials, and videos to use for parent workshops
  • Discounted Teen Speak books, virtual learning course and workbooks to use when facilitating parent workshops
  • "Teen Speak workshops have been a great resource for us to offer parents. And it’s actually made our other program outreach that much more effective."

  • “The trainers were very knowledgeable and dynamic. I appreciated the first-hand experiences shared as examples during the training.”

  • “I admit I sometimes think I know so much, having taught parenting, raising four children, teaching adolescents for many years, and now having grandchildren. Yet your research and practical approach was refreshing.”

  • Consulting Services:

    Consulting services foster innovation in teen health, parent engagement and youth risk prevention.  Services include project management, evaluation support, technology integration, course development, quality improvement and capacity building.

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    Speaking Events:

    Dr. Jennifer Salerno is traveling the U.S. providing real-world, easy-to-implement strategies to organizations working with teens and their parents and supportive adults. From hands on, empowering motivational interviewing workshops to inspiring and informative keynotes, institute sessions, and panel discussions – Dr. Jen is helping organizations improve parenting education and encourage comfortable, open discussions about youth risk prevention.

Interested in booking Dr. Jennifer Salerno for a speaking event or consulting project?

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