During adolescence, youth need their parents’ attention and support more than ever. With so many changes and transitions happening during adolescence, this phase of life is a time of excitement and anxiety―for youth and their parents. Branch Out is being designed to support mothers and fathers in their parenting roles as they, in turn, nurture their child as he or she transitions from childhood to adulthood.

Who is this program for?
Available for parents and caregivers.

How much will it cost?
Online program access is free.

How long will it take?
This program provides core information on communication, developmental milestones, and mental health, and then presents additional information via family scenarios. The program takes approximately 4 hours to complete. You may pause and resume the course as needed.

Are you ready to Branch Out?

Branch Out will help you learn strategies to:

  • Foster open and honest communication
  • Support your adolescent’s development and independence
  • Understand your adolescent’s point of view
  • Establish boundaries and guidelines
  • Cultivate positive relationships
  • Establish safety measures
  • Recognize the benefits and risks of digital media

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