Look below for resources and ideas for working with parents of teens:
Information on Youth Culture
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding offers weekly newsletters to help youth workers and parents keep up with youth culture and considers youth articles and information in the news from a Christian perspective. Share with parents to help keep them informed. (www.cpyu.org)
Group Publishing provides the Parent Link Newsletter. For $9/month you get a customizable newsletter that you can send to all the parents connected to your ministry. You’ll provide parents with age-relevant articles and you can add your own calendar information. Samples can be downloaded at the website. (www.theparentlink.com)
Faith in the Family Resource List
The Southwest Texas Conference of the UMC has an extensive list of resources on faith in the family. Click to link to the list. (http://www.umcswtx.org/page422067.html)
CyberSafety for Families
Technology is a wonderful tool and yet there are also lurking dangers. This CD training kit is designed to assist leaders in the local church in providing training for parents and other concerned adults so that they might be aware of the dangers and take action to ensure that children and youth are protected as they navigate the world of technology. Guidelines and others tools on the CD are to help assure online safety. For more info click here: Cybersafety Brochure.