Parents

Here you will find information that could help you nurture adolescents’ successful development. There is information about the status of youth well-being, the costs of problem behaviors, how we can build families that foster successful development, and what you can do to foster your own children’s successful development.

Please note that although the majority of the data we present for illustrative purposes are from Oregon, most of the facts are relevant to parents and adolescents across the country.

INFORMATION

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A General Overview

Our Current Condition: The Prevalence of Problems

Benefits of Positive Youth Development

Research-based Principles for Raising Successful Youth (for a more complete list of principles and what parents, schools, and community members can do to raise successful yourth, click here)

What Parents Can Do to Raise Successful Youth

Building Strong Families

References

EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS TO HELP CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES