Healthy Dialogue Training Program

Help parents, youth, and youth workers to understand their responsibilities and roles.

Healthy Dialogue Training Program

Help parents, youth, and youth workers to understand their responsibilities and roles.

Our Healthy Dialogue Training Program

The “Healthy Dialogue” Training Program helps parents and youth workers respectfully communicate and partner together to support the youth through 3 objectives:
REALIGN Perspectives
RENEW Relationships
REBUILD Teamwork

For Church

The HD Training Program can help ministers who work in and support youth ministry by:

  • Building an intergenerational ministry that connects parents, youth workers and youth

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  • Providing a training program for youth workers and parents in the church that can be used in a fellowship or Sunday school setting
  • Helping youth workers understand the main causes of communication problems, clarify their role and responsibilities, set healthy boundaries and learn communication skills

For Family

The HD Training Program can help parents alleviate the stress of communicating with their teenager through:

  • Helping parents understand the perspective of their teenager

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  • Clarifying the parents’ role and responsibilities in the life of their teenager
  • Providing parents with the skills and tools needed to communicate with their teenagers

For Small Group

The HD Training Program can help the youth communicate their needs and struggles with parents by:

  • Helping youth understand the causes of communication struggles with their parents

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  • Providing tools to help youth communicate with their parents
  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of parents and youth workers in their life

Series A - For Parents

How can parents have healthy dialogue with their teen(s)?

Training parents to have healthy dialogue with their youth

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the 6 causes of communication struggles
  • Equip parents with skills and tools to enhance communication with their teenagers
  • Use discussion questions and case studies to understand and explain the core values and issues of today’s youth that may create conflict and communication struggles
  • Learn and understand the roles and responsibilities of parents and teenagers to improve interaction and communication within families

Audience: Parents of youth

Structure:

  • 3-week or 4-week lesson plan options (1.5-2 hours/lesson) 
  • For group of parents led by a trained leader (recommended that leaders of this curriculum have completed Empathetic Group Facilitation Skills Training)
  • We also highly recommend inviting Dr. Agnes Ip for a professional Q&A after your group completes this course. 

Course Materials Needed: 

  • Leader’s Guide (English or Chinese)
  • Study Guide for each registered student (English or Chinese)
  • Leader Access to course PowerPoint slides and videos (English Audio + English/Chinese Captions)

To inquire more about this and our other training programs/resources, click here.

How can parents have healthy dialogue with their teen’s youth workers?

Training parents to have healthy dialogue with their teen’s youth workers

Course Objectives: 

  • Equip parents with skills and tools to enhance communication with youth workers. 
  • Use discussion questions and case studies to aid parents to establish healthy dialogue with youth workers.
  • Assist in clarifying the ministry roles of parents and youth workers, and help parents identify and establish healthy relationship boundaries with youth workers.
  • Help parents understand the importance of partnering with youth workers to raise the youth.

Audience: Parents of youth

Structure: 

  • 2-week or 3-week lesson plan options (1.5-2 hours/lesson)
  • For group of parents who have already completed the A1 course which provides the foundational skill sets for parents to have healthy dialogue with their teens
  • Led by a trained leader who has completed the following trainings:
  • We also highly recommend inviting Dr. Agnes Ip for a professional Q&A after your group completes this course.

Course Materials Needed:

  • Leader’s Guide (English or Chinese)
  • Study Guides for each registered student (English or Chinese)
  • Leader Access to course PowerPoint slides and videos (English Audio + English/Chinese Captions)

To inquire more about this and our other training programs/resources, click here.

Series B - For Youth Workers and Youth

How can youth workers have healthy dialogue with their youth’s parents?

Training youth workers to have healthy dialogue with parents

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the traditional dynamics and core values within a typical Asian-American family. 
  • Enhance the partnership between parents and youth workers in youth ministry.
  • Use discussion questions and case studies to aid parents and youth workers in establishing healthy dialogue and to communicate ministry expectations.
  • Clarify roles of parents and youth workers in youth ministry, and to help youth workers identify and establish healthy relationship boundaries in their ministry context.
  • Provide tools for youth workers to communicate with youth parents and youths

Audience: Youth workers and those who support youth ministry

Structure: 

Course Materials Needed: 

  • Leader’s Guide (English)
  • Study Guide for each registered student (English) 
  • Leader Access to course PowerPoint slides and videos (English Audio + English Captions)

To inquire more about this and our other training programs/resources, click here.

How can youth have healthy dialogue with their parents?

Training youth to have healthy dialogue with parents

Course Objectives:

  • Helping youth understand the unique and traditional dynamics and core values within a typical Asian-American family 
  • Use discussion questions and case studies to aid youth in establishing healthy dialogue with parents
  • Assist youth in clarifying the roles of their parents and youth workers in their life
  • Provide tools to help youth communicate with parents and youth workers.

Audience: Youth

Structure: 

  • 4-week lesson plan (45-60 min/lesson)
  • For youth group led by a trained youth leader (required that leaders of this curriculum have completed Presence’s Healthy Dialogue Conceptual Training)

Course Materials Needed: 

  • Leader’s Guide 
  • Lesson Worksheets for Youth (English)
  • Leader Access to course PowerPoint slides and videos (English Audio + English Captions)

To inquire more about this and our other training programs/resources, click here.

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Youth Worker Conceptual Training

Youth Workers…RECLAIM your ministry as a BRIDGE between parents and youth!

Why do churches get stuck and discouraged by misunderstandings and conflicts among youth workers, parents and youth?

How can churches establish healthy cross-generational relationships?

  • REALIGN Perspectives – Reduce misunderstandings, clarify roles, set healthy boundaries, and effectively collaborate with parents
  • RENEW Relationships – Learn skills to guide youth to share their own needs and struggles with their parents
  • REBUILD Teamwork – Train parents and youth leaders to build an effective team to shepherd the youth

Taught by Dr. Agnes Ip

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Time: 1-4 PM (PDT); 4-7 PM (EDT)

Language: English

Location: Zoom (link will be sent after registration is completed)

Fee: Original price $60 CAD/person; Early bird registration by March 15, 2024: $40 CAD/person

Class size: 9-15

* It is highly recommended that leaders teaching this curriculum (A1&2 and B1&2 ) have completed Presence’s Healthy Dialogue Conceptual Training and Empathetic Group Facilitation Skills Training.

* For inquiry, contact us at: HD@renewtheresponse.org

Jenny Liaos, Director of Children & Youth Minister, BLCC, Chino