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Family Matters - FREE Certified Model Program Training (2 Day Training)

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Omni Youth Programs Office

9616 Micron Ave

Sacramento, CA 95827

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This one day training will certify you as a Model Program Facilitator of "Family Matters". After you complete the training you can serve as many families as you have capacity. We provide all start up materials for free.

Anyone who registers MUST be able to commit to the following:

1. Implement the program in Sacramento County within 3 months of being trained

2. Submit Demographics and Evaluation results post program to Omni Youth Programs (forms provided)

Training Description:

Family Matters is a take home program to support families with teens in preventing alcohol and drug use as well as build relationships within the family. There are 4 booklets given to families sequentially that they complete on their own time. This program is great for hard to reach populations who may be on your wait list, have transportation or health issues, or are just want to engage their family. This can also be administered as phone counseling, homework for families or can be done with families in your office. The outcomes of this evidence based program can be found on SAMHSA and NREPP sites.

Benefits to you:

  • FREE training includes all materials
  • Very low cost to implement-no materials to replenish or meeting space needed
  • Extremely effective outcomes, even with volunteer educators
  • Training includes detailed outreach, engagement, and retention tips
  • Engage hard to reach populations who cannot attend in-person services

Benefits to your clients/participants:

  • Free in-home family program provides 1-on-1 family support through phone and email
  • Booklets with in-home activities for parents alone AND parents and teens together
  • No obstacles form transportation, language, culture, health, or finances
  • Personalized attention, convenient scheduling, and offers privacy due to phone anonymity
  • Parents become stronger and more effective alcohol prevention advocates

Curriculum Topics:

  • Encourage Family Communication
  • Enhance Parental Supervision
  • Set Family Rules for Alcohol Use
  • Resist Peer and Media Pressure

Booklet Information:

  • Booklet 1 Why Families Matter: Know negative consequences to family from teen drug use
  • Booklet 2 Helping Families Matter to Teens: Family strengths that positively influence teens
  • Booklet 3 Alcohol Rules are Family Matters: Family variables that predict adolescent drug use
  • Booklet 4 Non-Family Influences that Matter: Outside factors that include teen alcohol use pressure, Bullying, Gangs, Reaching your goals

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Omni Youth Programs Office

9616 Micron Ave

Sacramento, CA 95827

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