Prevention & Youth Services staff, Becky Mohagen, Regina Frazier, Taya Sanders, Margrit Lovell, Vicki Wood and Nathan Choules attended the Parent Project Facilitators Training in Mission Viejo, California this spring. They joined other youth services professionals from across Washington, California and Idaho, including law enforcement officers, educational advocates, truancy mentors and case managers.

The 40-hour training is for professionals on how to run a program to empower parents and transform teens. The Parent Project program teaches parents how to effectively work with their out-of-control child. The primary goal of the Parent Project is to reduce family conflict, juvenile crime and recidivism, while improving both school performance and attendance.  This class offers parents concrete, no-nonsense interventions for destructive adolescent behaviors in as few as 10-16 weeks.

Prevention & Youth Services plans to offer quarterly Parent Project classes in Clark County and bi-yearly trainings in Cowlitz County in the near future.