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Early Childhood:

1,2,3,4 Parents!
Addresses basic skills for new parents and early childhood staff training. Produced in conjunction with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left), video library and lunch & learn program.
Also available in Spanish.


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Ages 5 to 12:

Active Parenting 4th Edition
(formerly Active Parenting Now) Helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. Video is closed-captioned on DVD.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left), video library and lunch & learn program.


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Ages 5 to 12:

Christian Active Parenting
Helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 raise responsible, courageous children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. Video is closed-captioned on DVD.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program, video library (shown on left) and lunch & learn program.




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Preteens & Teens:

Active Parenting of Teens (3rd ed.)
This video and discussion program is for parents of preteens and teens. Provides parents with the skills they need to use effective discipline, teach responsibility and communicate with their teens. Each session also shows parents how to handle sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality and violence. Video is closed captioned.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left), video library and lunch & learn program. Also available dubbed in Spanish.

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Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action
Bring parents and teens together at last! There's no denying it. Parents and teens are often at odds . . .but it doesn't have to be that way. When parents and teens learn together, they have common ground for conversationand when they can talk together, problems get solved. Families in Action provides a unique approach to improving parent-teen interaction and strengthening our youth against the risks they face every day.

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Parent Involvement:

Parents on Board
Increase parent involvement in school with this program for grades K-7. Gives parents the tools to help their children get the best education possible.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left), video library and lunch & learn program.



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Parenting After Divorce:

Cooperative Parenting & Divorce
This video-based program helps divorcing parents shield their children from parental conflict. Over 8 sessions (16 to 20 hours), parents learn to guide their children through the process of recovery, while establishing a positive, long-term, cooperative relationship with the child's other parent. Also available in Spanish.




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Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce
Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce is a 4- to 6-hour seminar designed to prevent divorce abuse—a specific type of emotional abuse that divorcing parents cause when, in their anger and bitterness, they lose sight of their child’s needs.



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Active Parenting for Stepfamilies
This video-based program helps couples work together to raise children in the challenging stepfamily environment. The program also teaches how to use powerful communication and negotiation skills to strengthen marriage and family.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left), video library and lunch & learn program.


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Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3
In just 3 sessions, this video-based program helps couples handle challenges as they build a new stepfamily. The program also teaches how to use powerful communication and negotiation skills to strengthen marriage and family.

 


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Grief and Loss Education:

Windows: Healing and Helping Through Loss
This program is a valuable resource after a crisis. Windows: Healing and Helping Through Loss addresses the issues of grief, loss and disappointment.

Available in two convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left) and video library.


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Character Education:

Free the Horses: A Character Education Adventure
Free the Horses
is a program which uses an action-packed video story to capture attention while teaching children in grades 1 to 4 to believe in themselves, their talents and their dreams. Studies show that children who develop responsibility, cooperation and courage have higher self-esteem, fewer behavioral problems and more courage to face life's challenges.


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Teens in Action
Teens in Action
is a high-energy, video-based program for ages 11-16. Developed over a period of five years and revamped in 2012, the program teaches important life skills while helping teens understand the dangers of risky behavior, such as alcohol and drug abuse.

Available in two convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left) and video library.


 

ONLINE LEARNING CENTER:

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Active Parenting Online Video Library
Using the Online Video Library (OVL), you can easily provide high-quality parenting videos for all ages and stages of childhood. Parents can watch these videos any time, anywhere: morning, noon or night. At work, at home, on a flight. On a laptop, on a desktop, on an iPad...all they need is an Internet connection—and an access code from you.

 

 

Online Leader Training Workshops
Study at your own pace with the Online Leader Training Workshop (OLTW). It's a comprehensive, 15-20 hour class complete with video, activities, and discussion. The online class is self-study and you will also have the ability to communicate with experienced trainers and leaders via the bulletin board. CEUs and certification available, too!

 


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Active Parenting Online Groups
Our award-winning parenting education workshops Active Parenting 4th Edition (for parents of children ages 5 to 12), Active Parenting of Teens, and the short divorce seminar Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce are all available online! Led by an experienced educator, these courses include all the fun features of a regular workshop: video, discussion, reading and activities.

 
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Broadcast Active Parenting
Broadcasting your own Active Parenting program is easy. Pricing depends on the number of viewers in the broadcast market (see below). Most of our tapes are available on DVD, VHS, and Beta SP.

 

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CHIEFS
This documentary video follows a team of Native American teens as they strive to recapture the state basketball championship while battling against poverty, alcoholism, drugs and racism. After graduation, the young men's next challenge is to convert the pride they experience on the basketball court into success in their adult lives.

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Homeboys
In these three videos, African-American gang members speak openly about their lives in order to promote violence prevention. By interviewing the same young men eight years apart, the videos make clear the tragic long-term consequences of violence and paternal neglect.



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Connecting with Kids (for children)

Connecting with Parents & Kids

Connecting with Kids for Parents and Kids
This video library is a great resource for children, teens and parents. The Connecting with Kids videos explore a variety of character issues important to parents, children and teens. Produced by the award-winning CWK Network, each video is presented in a fast-moving documentary style that packs a lot of information while keeping the viewer's attention.


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Families Talk About . . .
Parents of at-risk children speak openly about their experiences in these warm and inspirational videos. They describe how they relate to their children in ways that reflect kindness, love and considerationeven in the harshest of poverty-stricken, urban environments. Available in English and Spanish. A discussion guide is included with each video.


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The Heart of Parenting Series
Successful Parenting in Spanish
The Single-Parent Family Series
The School Success Series

More Successful Parenting
 

Successful Parenting
A popular set of short videos and facilitator's guides by Barbara-Lynn Taylor, M.Ed., on a variety of essential issues for parents and professionals. Also available in Spanish.

 

SPANISH PROGRAMS


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¡1,2,3,4 Padres! (ages 1-4) (1,2,3,4 Parents!)
This video-based program addresses basic parenting skills for parents of children ages 1 to 4. Contains video filmed in Spanish with Latino actors; all print materials are in Spanish.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left), video library and lunch & learn program.

Paternidad Activa 4a Edicion


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Paternidad Activa 4a Edición (Active Parenting 4th Edition)
Paternidad Activa 4a Edición is an interactive video-and-discussion program that will help Spanish-speaking parents learn how to encourage cooperation, courage and responsibility in their children. For parents of children ages 5 to 12. Video is dubbed; all print materials are in Spanish.

Available in three convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left), video library and lunch & learn program.


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Paternidad Activa de Adolescentes (Active Parenting of Teens)
The Spanish version of the Active Parenting of Teens (3rd ed.) program. Dubbed.

Available in two convenient formats: video & discussion program (shown on left) and video library.

 
 

Padres Cooperando en Medio de un Divorcio (Cooperative Parenting & Divorce)
This video-based program gives divorcing parents the power to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict and guide them into establishing a long-term relationship with the child’s other parents.

All materials (except the Leader's Guide) are in Spanish. Video is dubbed by professional actors in Mexico.


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Paternidad Activa de Adolescentes (Active Parenting of Teens)
The Spanish video library version of the Active Parenting of Teens (3rd ed.) program. Dubbed.


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Padres a Bordo (Parents on Board)
The Spanish video library version of the Parents on Board: Building Academic Success Through Parent Involvement program. Dubbed.

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Las Familias Hablan Sobre . . . (Families Talk About . . .)
Parents of at-risk children speak openly about their experiences in these warm and inspirational videos. Dubbed by professional actors in Mexico. A discussion guide in Spanish is included with each video.

 

Connect with Kids for Kids & Parents
These flexible videos can be used with both parents and students. Each 22-minute video contains five segments and is dubbed in Spanish.


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Paternidad Exitosa (Successful Parenting)
The Spanish version (dubbed) of the "Heart of Parenting" video series covers self-esteem, communication, and nonviolent discipline. Each video comes with a downloadable Facilitator's Guide (in English) and a sample Parent Take-Home Booklet (in Spanish).

TRAINING

Classes for Parents
Click Here for a listing of some of the many Active Parenting workshops for parents being held around the world.

Or . . .if you don't have time to attend a training workshop take advantage of our parenting education groups online. Click here to learn about Active Parenting Online Groups.


Classes for Leaders

Leader Training Workshops
Active Parenting Publishers conducts leader training workshops throughout the country to teach professionals and volunteers how to lead a group using these programs.
   
Training of Trainers
Active Parenting's annual Training of Trainers (ToT) seminars are a mixture of fun and learning. Three days of vigorous training will help you expand your professional skills while learning to train new family educators for your organization and community

Why our video-based programs get results
A successful education program depends as much on how it is taught as on what is taught. The goal in founding Active Parenting Publishers in 1983 was to apply state-of-the-art educational technology to the field of parenting education. Three years of research and development led Active Parenting founder Michael Popkin to conclude that video-based training was the most cost-efffective innovation available, and we were the first to produce video-based parent education programs. Today this powerful delivery system continues to be ideal. In fact, most Fortune 500 companies have adopted video-based training as their standard. Here’s why:

  • Video shows as well as tells, and behavioral modeling is a powerful learning method.
  • According to one study on learning attributed to Xerox, people retain:
    - 10% of what they read
    - 20% of what they hear
    - 50% of what they see
  • When integrated into a multi-sensory approach (using the Participant’s Guide, activities, video, discussion, practice and feedback), retention has been as high as 80-90%.
  • Because it is more interesting, stimulating and entertaining, participation is higher
  • A complete video-based package saves the leader preparation time that can be used in other activities
  • During group sessions the video is like a co-leader, giving the leader a chance to relax and plan while the course is still progressing
  • Our society grew up on TV. We identify with the medium. We like it.