Recorded Workshop

MITES Exclusive Workshop (In-Person): Talking with Teens: Communication for Connection and Safety

February 24, 2024 10:30 am EDT/EST

This workshop was hosted live on the date noted above, you can view the recording and download the handouts below.

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About This Workshop

Kids who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, but it’s easy to have breakdowns when talking with tweens and teens, especially about their struggles. Many of us want to help our kids feel better and even fix their problems which actually doesn’t meet their needs. In this workshop, you’ll have a chance to recognize barriers to connecting and discover strategies that will improve your communication during these confusing teen years.

  • This workshop was hosted in-person on the date noted above, you can view and download the handouts below.
  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library for teens, Support, Inspire, and Connect  Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Talking to Teens: Communication for Connection, Positive Connections for More Cooperation for Teens

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity
  • Recognize and respect your teen’s brain changes and developmental tasks
  • Avoid common roadblocks to effective communication with your teen

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,



  • communication
  • connection

Age Category

  • Teens & Young Adults
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