Strengthening Family Relationships

A Workshop for Parenting Adults

The ways relationships form and develop in families have a tremendous influence on how young people develop. Based on research on America’s diverse families, this parenting workshop introduces a framework that strengthens family relationships as kids transition into their teen years. Bring this workshop to your school, program, or community to help parenting adults identify ways to strengthen relationships in their families.

Who should attend

Parenting Adults

In this workshop, you’ll learn

  • Developmental Relationships, including ways families…
    • Express Care
    • Challenge Growth
    • Provide Support
    • Expand Possibilities
    • Share Power
  • Review findings from studies at Search Institute and elsewhere that demonstrate the connections between strong family relationships and positive youth outcomes
  • Examine the five elements of Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships framework
  • Reflect on their own family’s strengths
  • Discover how they are already building developmental relationships in their families
  • Brainstorm how they can apply a developmental relationship approach to their parenting
  • Discover resources, tools and supports for building developmental relationships and enhancing their family’s strengths

Participants will receive

  • Print materials on family strengths
  • Practical ideas for talking about and focusing on strengths in their own families

The workshop is aligned with the following resources from Search Institute


Available on-site at your location, or as a live, virtual workshop (via Zoom)

  • At your locations: two hours
  • Live, virtual workshop: 90 minutes


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