Working Effectively With Teen Parents (Online)

Length: Self-paced
ETO: Professional Growth and Leadership
PDR: Maximum PDR credit hours 1.25 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount) - PDR# 13294

This module discusses adolescent development and other factors that influence the behaviors, decision-making and perspectives of teen parents, and provides specific strategies that you can use to improve engagement and communication.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize that teens go through several developmental stages
  • Demonstrate a high-level understanding of teen brain development
  • Recognize challenges faced by teen parents
  • Identify media influences on the perception of teen parents
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategies for establishing and maintaining trust with teen parents
  • Demonstrate an understanding of behaviors that violate professional boundaries
  • Identify concepts of the strength-based approach to working with teen parents
  • Demonstrate an understanding of family dynamics when working with teen parents