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

With over twenty years of experience working with youth and families – Dr. Jennifer Salerno recognizes the diverse challenges parent-serving organizations face.

Teen Speak Online Course: Are you in need of an easy-to-implement, effective and engaging educational tool to support parents in building their relationship with their tweens or teens? Let Teen Speak take care of this for you!

Training of Educators: Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide your own parent workshops through our exclusive Teen Speak® Training of Educators, based on our Teen Speak curriculum.

Consulting Services: Have a challenge related to parent engagement or youth risk prevention? We can design services to meet your organization’s unique needs, including providing parent workshops for you.

Speaking Engagements: Looking for a speaker? Dr. Jennifer Salerno is an internationally recognized speaker on youth risk behaviors and prevention.

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  • "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.”

Teen Speak® Training of Educators

Equip parents with effective, real-world communication strategies to reduce youth risk factors and build strong family relationships.
Teen Speak can be facilitated in many ways to meet the needs of your participants – as workshops, book clubs, lunch and learns, one on one – you choose what works best.

Here’s what the Teen Speak curriculum looks like:

Part 1: Self paced learning

Prior to attending the in-person education session, Teen Speak materials give participants a chance to learn and ‘try on’ new skills as well as gain an understanding of youth development and risk factors . This increases the learning opportunities (and retention) for participants and puts less pressure on the educators to provide all the content during the in person session.

Self paced learning includes use of the Teen Speak guide or online learning course along with the workbook.

Part 2: In-person education and practice

Build upon the self paced learning with in-person education and practice. Facilitators focus on leading activities and discussion during the in-person sessions to help participants translate their new knowledge and skills into everyday practice. Participants will leave feeling prepared to communicate more effectively with their teens and equipped to handle difficult discussions.

In person curriculum components include:


Teen Speak Goals: protect, connect and build trust between parents and teens

The result? Strengthened relationships and improved communication leading to decreased risk in youth.

Teen Speak® Training of Educators graduates 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 workshops

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Tailored Options

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Jennifer Salerno provides 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. Jennifer is helping organizations improve parenting education and encourage comfortable, open discussions about youth risk prevention.

Consulting Services

Take the next step in fostering innovation in teen health, parent engagement and youth risk prevention.

Services include:

  • project management
  • evaluation support
  • technology integration
  • course development
  • quality improvement
  • capacity building

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