Skill Development

A Skill-Building Course Addressing Teen Substance Use

If you suspect or know your child is engaging in substance use or other unhealthy behaviors, all you want to do is get them back on track. More effective communication and proven ways to change challenging behaviors are key to healthier outcomes.

You can learn simple techniques to start applying right away — and you don’t have to do this alone. Throughout the course, you will also have easy access to our helpline specialists for more personalized guidance at any time.

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This course will teach you how to:

  • Respond when your child pushes your buttons

  • Have a conversation rather than a confrontation

  • Encourage healthier behaviors

  • Set reasonable limits

  • Use consequences effectively

After learning about the "conversation traps," I realized that my questions must sound like an interrogation with my daughter. I tried using an open-ended question asking about her plans for the weekend and we had a nice conversation. I know we have a long way to go, but it made me hopeful that we can have a more open relationship.
George T.
father of 15-year-old daughter

More about skill-building for parents & caregivers

This course is designed to be taken at your own pace. There are nine lessons in total and each can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes. You can start, pause or stop at any point along the way. After registering and answering a few initial questions, you can get started right away on changing things for the better.

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Ready to start this skill-building course?